Mantras on simplicity
This’ll only take a minute… Why liaise with people if you can talk with them? Why execute a task if you can do it? Why execute a program if you can run it? Why optimize a process if you can improve it? Why utilize a tool if you can use it? Why masticate your food if you can chew it? Why expectorate if you can spit (but only if you really must)? Why configure something if you can set it up? Why say you were unable to do something if you couldn’t?