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William of Occam (or Ockham, in Yorkshire, or Surrey) was a medieval
philosopher - presumed dates 1285-1349 - who is attributed with saying
"Occam's razor", "Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem", or
"Entities are not to be multiplied beyond necessity".
The modern English version I am familiar with is:
Make things as simple as possible - but no simpler.
FWIW, Occam is now a programming language for MPP machines. It was
designed for the transputer, an English processor chip that - seriously -
should have bankrupted Intel. Unfortunately
A Scotsman invented the telephone and the yanks made money
We invented ASDIC and the yanks sold everyone SONAR
We invented the microwave and the japs put them in every kitchen
We invented the transputer and ended up giving it to the frogs who made a
worse mess than we did :-)
It all comes from accountants who will spend pounds to save pennies...