jjf28 -- it could be "simplicity [in programming]" with good context but the article I was reading used it as a topic sentence
jjf28 -- it attempts to redefine a word (strike one, don't complicate English, especially when that word is "simplicity"), it uses an unnecessary not statement (strike two, programmers should know better); I wouldn't disagree with it but would laugh/complain about it
Sand Wraith -- do you not agree with it? It looks like a concise formulation of abstraction and its motivations.
jjf28 -- I almost thought it was humor when I first read it
Sand Wraith -- ironically it takes work to get to that point
jjf28 -- "Simplicity, the art of maximizing the amount of work not done"