Details


I run into something a very unpleasant experience with my girlfriend. We fight because of something. From that I got an idea to post. So let me share.

What a detail means to you? Is something detailed is bad or not necessary? Do you love something abstract or placed by a well named variable? Well, everything is depend on your view. But for me, details are important and something too detailed is not necessary but have to be placed. What was that means?!

Details are important because through it you can understand thing more. Like when you are coding your programs, you need to place the comments at least in every method declaration so that anyone who will continue your code will easily understand what that method means. But if you put all the comments in every line, people will think “Did the previous programmer thinks that we don’t know that this means a loop?!” Too detailed is not necessary. It will just make the reader feel tired with all your details. But it has to be placed. Where? In the document of course!

See? Detailed things are needed. In coding, in giving direction, in writing a novel, in reporting, in many things! But can you imagine if you have all the details of one forum’s database while you are just a normal user? Must be very bad if it is happened. You may use it for something bad or just feel “Uuggh! Other person must have the same data and knows who I am!” Bad eh?

So people, do things in detail. Because tiny details is the art of great complexity. I would like to quote a writing that I saw in Chiang Mai.

In every simplicity you see, there is a great complexity behind it.

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