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This reads too much like a rant for my liking.

I get why complexity is disliked(/feared?) by some people, but unless you've got a better workable solution that you're ready for me to try out, your rant is just noise to me.

I've often found myself begrudged by the complexity of a piece of software, but that doesn't make me think we should throw the entire program out. How about we make it easier to use instead?

He's saying we've become the proverbial frog in the boiling water. The inability to abstract well has made any medium-to-large software project a Rube Goldberg contraption. You may not mind it -- but you should. Because it's silly. Because it's stupid. And recognizing that fact is the first step towards our recovery.

I do notice the growing complexity in the systems around me, I just wish more people would present solutions instead of just gawking at problems.

Pointing your finger and making noise will draw attention to the issue, but isn't likely to fix it on it's own.

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