Apparently it was the chief engineer of spy planes over at Lockheed Skunks, Kelly Johnson*, who originally coined the expression KISS
Keep it simple stupid.
The idea was that spy planes needed to be repaired under combat conditions with only basic tools and that therefore designers had an obligation to keep things as simple as possible.
KISS the acronym went on to earn regular parlance within the US Airforce, Alcoholics Anonymous and the software development industry. It also mutated into “It’s the economy, stupid” in the early 1990’s US presidential election.
Anyway, KISS is the theme for this week. I’ve picked the King of Diamonds and my task is to immerse myself in ideas about “simple living” to see what I can find … (without boring the socks off myself and/or becoming painfully worthy)
Till, next week
*Johnson’s credo was “Be quick, be quiet, be on time.”