[vcf-midatlantic] KISS goes wrong

Jeffrey Jonas jeffrey.scott.jonas at gmail.com
Sat May 7 15:42:18 UTC 2022

No, I'm not talking about Gene Simmons et. al., or

I'm talking about insane engineering, gone insane!
The stuff that Rube Goldberg, Heath Robinson,
Frederick Roland Emett, and Wallace&Gromit build all the time:

    Marble Machine X - A Lesson in Dumb Design
from Wintergatan
Dumb Design requirements are holding the Marble Machine X back from Success,
let us see if we can at least try to learn something from my biggest
mistakes :)

"Back to the drawing board" as we used to say, but more importantly,
Not "Think different", more like "think CLEARLY", "think AHEAD"
but most of all, KEEP IT SIMPLE! Antoine de Saint-Exupery said it best
"perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add
but when there is nothing left to take away"

[sadly, "value engineering" often takes that to stupid extremes]

-- Jeff Jonas

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