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How come math's to blame? That's clearly just some nuts level of incompetence that spawned all of spaghetti described. Lack of any conscious effort. After all, the mathematical thinking mentioned in the article inevitably includes covering the corner cases of the problem at hand as well as of the solution proposed, not to mention simplification and generalization. That's not trying to be smart, that's outright being dumb. (I'm not even sure if you're trolling at this point.)

Math isn't to blame. But neither is it the solution.

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