Ken Thompson points to this LA Times article by Jeffrey Kluger about simplexity – how apparently inconsequential things can have major effects in systems.

I’m not one for jargon, but I quite like this word simplexity. I’m fascinated by the paradoxical power of the simple and the complex. I think we too often miss it favour of seeing the merely complicated. (More on that in this essay I wrote a few years ago.)

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