“But do not ask the price I pay,
I must live with my quiet rage,
Tame the ghosts in my head,
That run wild and wish me dead. Should you shake my ash to the wind
Lord, forget all of my sins.”—Mumford Sons
Also called as the bikeshed problem, this law states that, if the problem is less complex, there are bound to be high amount of trivial opinions about it, and vice-versa.
This is always illustrated with the bike shed vs nuclear reactor. People do not know much details about a nuclear reactor, and often times they do not argue much. Because it is complex. However building a bike shed, is not so complex, people have heard about it often. So people think that they know it and come up with different features, and opinions.
Compare this - “Should a nuclear reactor be painted at all” - to - “the color of your bike shed” . According to the law the more trivial the problem is, there are bound to be more opinions about that.
“There are two types of companies: those that work hard to charge customers more, and those that work hard to charge customers less. Both approaches can work. We are firmly in the second camp.”—amazon.com
Asustek started out making circuit boards for Dell. They approached dell to do Motherboards for them, offering 20% less. Dell agreed, cos revenues were unaffected, while profits increased. The deal is a Win-Win.
Asustek, then took over motherboard, the assembly, supply chain, and design, in a similar fashion. Now, Asustek goes to Bestbuy instead of Dell, offering a PC that is 20% less in price.
This according to Steve Denning is because, the focus today is on short term profit increase. The long term value proposition is totally forgotten. This has deeper implications, as over a period of time, America would lose its ability to manufacture. The key innovation and process would be with China.
The Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale divides hurricanes into five categories distinguished by the intensities of their sustained winds. SSHS for the rest of us, as described below
Category 1 - Causes damage to un-anchored mobile homes. Leaves alone your home.
Category 2 - They can lift your home, and damage windows, doors. Near-total power outages. Scattered loss of potable water.
Category 3 - They can cause severe structural damage to wood frame buildings.
Category 4 - Mobile and manufactured homes are leveled. These storms cause extensive beach erosion, while terrain may be flooded far inland. Total and long-lived electrical and water losses are to be expected, possibly for many weeks
Category 5 - Only a few types of structures are capable of surviving intact, and only if located at least 3 to 5 miles (5 to 8 km) inland
Officially, the Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale is used only to describe hurricanes forming in the Atlantic Ocean and northern Pacific Ocean east of the International Date Line.