Alan Perlis — American Scientist born on April 01, 1922, died on February 07, 1990

Alan Jay Perlis was an American computer scientist known for his pioneering work in programming languages and the first recipient of the Turing Award... (wikipedia)

Fools ignore complexity. Pragmatists suffer it. Some can avoid it. Geniuses remove it.
In software systems it is often the early bird that makes the worm.
In computing, turning the obvious into the useful is a living definition of the word 'frustration'.
The best book on programming for the layman is 'Alice in Wonderland'; but that's because it's the best book on anything for the layman.
Simplicity does not precede complexity, but follows it.