Worse Is Better, So Start Simple And Go From There

In an essay entitled "Worse Is Better", noted programmer Richard P. Gabriel says:

The concept known as "worse is better" holds that in software making (and perhaps in other arenas as well) it is better to start with a minimal creation and grow it as needed.

The "worse is better" philosophy (which you can read more about at Wikipedia) certainly can, as Gabriel suggests, be applied to other areas, so let's hear how you apply (or could apply) "worse is better" to your work or life in the comments.


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