Definition of Simplicity
“Lack of Nuance”
Source of Complexity
Problems have a number of degrees of freedom - dimensions.
Our reality appears to have 4 dimensions (4D) - x,y,z,t.
Trying to squeeze more than one dimension into a single notation results in what we perceive as complexity.
Flattening 4D (reality) down to 2D (pen and paper) results in “complexity” - some things become merely harder to express. We need more than one 2D notation to express 4D concepts, each in a seemingly “simple” way.
Complexity Is In The Eye Of The Beholder
Nothing is “complex”.
The use of a mis-fitting notation might make a problem appear more complex, but does not change the underlying nature of the problem.