“A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked. The inverse proposition also appears to be true: a complex system designed from scratch never works and cannot be made to work. You have to start over, beginning with a simple system.” - John Gall #quote
related:: [[Hock Principle]] Simple, clear purpose and principles give rise to complex and intelligent behavior. Complex rules and regulations give rise to simple and stupid behavior.
Seems I had already found this one earlier: [[q.a complex system always evolves from a simple system - it can never be designed from scratch]]