Simple

Eric: I am pretty sure the world is going insane. Who is the crazy one?

Krisztián: The world’s always been insane. Life could be as simple as just getting food, water, and shelter, but we humans choose to make it harder for ourselves.

Recent events have made me consider the fate of humanity even more than I have in the past. I am not confident we are moving in the right direction as a whole, and the Internet amplifies reasons for concern. After having this exchange with a good friend, it made me think yet again about the effects of technology and our modern society.

At Packback, one of our values is “We take time to fully understand a problem, and then work to create the simplest solution.” I feel we could do better at this on a global scale. Don’t start jumping into solutions before you fully understand the problem, and don’t create unnecessarily complex solutions. Simple words, ideas, and solutions are more accessible to everyone.

In my job as a software engineer I am learning the importance of slowing down, planning for simplicity, and building for scale. With 7.4 billion people on the planet, consider doing the same.

“Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability.”
— Edsger W. Dijkstra

 
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