quote by Steve Jobs

When you first start off trying to solve a problem, the first solutions you come up with are very complex, and most people stop there. But if you keep going, and live with the problem and peel more layers of the onion off, you can often times arrive at some very elegant and simple solutions.

— Steve Jobs

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Elegant solutions quote Don't find fault, find a remedy.
Don't find fault, find a remedy.

In mathematics, if I find a new approach to a problem, another mathematician might claim that he has a better, more elegant solution. In chess, if anybody claims he is better than I, I can checkmate him.

A designer can mull over complicated designs for months.

Then suddenly the simple, elegant, beautiful solution occurs to him. When it happens to you, it feels as if God is talking! And maybe He is.

Elegant solutions quote The strongest the why, the easiest the how becomes.
The strongest the why, the easiest the how becomes.

A brute force solution that works is better than an elegant solution that doesn't work.

Further, the dignity of the science itself seems to require that every possible means be explored for the solution of a problem so elegant and so celebrated.


I look at Google and think they have a strong academic culture.

Elegant solutions to complex problems.

Elegant solutions quote Stay away from negative people. They have a problem for every solution,
Stay away from negative people. They have a problem for every solution,
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You have to have the will not to jump at the first solution, because the really elegant solution might be right around the corner.

What is it indeed that gives us the feeling of elegance in a solution, in a demonstration?

For every problem, there exists a simple and elegant solution which is absolutely wrong.

Elegant solutions quote There Is Always A Way.
There Is Always A Way.

I think the whole thing that Jamie [Hyneman] and I have in working together is that we are constantly simplifying each other's designs, and we both appreciate that the quickest and the dirtiest solution is usually the most elegant, the least expensive, and the fastest.


It was an interesting thing to do. Why did I write any of my books, after all? For the sake of the pleasure, for the sake of the difficulty. I have no social purpose, no moral message; I've no general ideas to exploit, I just like composing riddles with elegant solutions.

Take all your dukes and marquesses and earls and viscounts, pack them into one chamber, call it the House of Lords to satisfy their pride and then strip it of all political power. It's a solution so perfectly elegant and preposterous that only the British could have managed it.

Elegant solutions quote Where there's a will there's a way.
Where there's a will there's a way.

Engineering is not merely knowing and being knowledgeable, like a walking encyclopedia; engineering is not merely analysis; engineering is not merely the possession of the capacity to get elegant solutions to non-existent engineering problems; engineering is practicing the art of the organizing forces of technological change ... Engineers operate at the interface between science and society.

Our own existence once presented the greatest of all mysteries, but .

.. it is a mystery no longer because it is solved. Darwin and Wallace solved it ... I was surprised that so many people seemed not only unaware of the elegant and beautiful solution to this deepest of problems but, incredibly, in many cases actually unaware that there was a problem in the first place!

I tell you, we would be hard put to determine what is more evil -- religion or the pure idea. The intervention of the supernatural or the elegant abstract solution! Both have bathed this earth in suffering; both have brought the human race literally and figuratively to its knees.

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