KISS is an acronym for “keep it simple, stupid” or “keep it stupid simple”. It was a design principle noted by the U.S. Navy in 1960. The KISS principle states that most systems work best if they are kept simple rather than made complicated; therefore, simplicity should be a key goal in design, and unnecessary complexity should be avoided. The phrase has been associated with aircraft engineer Kelly Johnson.

The term “KISS principle” was in popular use by 1970. Variations on the phrase include: “Keep it simplest, stupid, and silly”, “keep it short and simple”, “keep it simple and straightforward”, “keep it small and simple”, or “keep it stupid simple”.

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But this picture is not simple, stupid! It’s just plain stupid!

As is this!

10 Replies to “Keep It Simple, Stupid!”

      1. In the 800-plus years since Friar William laid down his maxim, logicians have turned it into a rule: Occam’s razor. Occam’s razor simply states that of any given set of explanations for an event occurring, the simplest one is most likely the correct one. Occam’s razor makes no absolute assertions.

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