Sunday, December 02, 2007

Complication & Complexity: Not the same thing

Today I learned that Complication & Complexity are not the same thing:

  • Complexity: A problem is complex when you do not know how to solve it, the solution might be simple, or complicated.
  • Complicated: A problem is complicated when you know the exact algorithm that solves it, but the algorithm has lots steps and/or you need to follow lot of well known rules.

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