[REBOL] context of a function Re:(8)
From: bhandley:zip:au at: 25-Aug-2000 11:35
As far as I know, it is only humans that can give the word simple a meaning.
So it is humans that interpret something as simple.
"When you set out to write rules for a game you will be suprised to find
that a rule
which seems perfectly clear to you can easily be misunderstood even by
players. The reason is that players are very rarely starting from
scratch. There are other
games they play and other habits they have. They may therefore interpret
on another basis."
["Simplicity", Edward de Bono, Penguin Books]
Obviously the antidote for this malaise is clearer (less ambiguous)
communication. Edward de Bono also points out that simplicity does not just
happen. There is an effort seeking it. If someone has found a simple design
everyone benefits when that design is communicated clearly.