A Few Words From Chuck On His Thoughts On K.I.S.S.
This is a picture of our blogging go-to-guy’s desk. You can see the usual suspects: computer monitors, keyboard, mouse, cork board, hand sanitizer and pictures of the family. Yes, right at his fingertips he has command of his workspace. But what caught my eye was the 27 or so Post-It notes. You all know how I feel about new technology, so when I saw this I was tickled pink.
Like bugs to a porch light, the little notes surround his computer and help him “Keep It Simple Stupid” (K.I.S.S.)
Now, in no way, shape or form am I calling Andrew stupid; it just goes to show you sometimes it’s the little things that make our lives better.
Take phones for example; back when you tried to call someone and all you got was a pulsating tone, that meant they were on the phone already so they were busy. Thus the busy signal — K.I.S.S.
Now, if you’re talking and someone calls you, there’s a “beep, beep” sound to let you know that someone just can’t wait to talk to you. So now you hurry your conversation up so you can talk to the bigger name on the other line. Stop the madness!
E-mail has ruined K.I.S.S. as well. True story: I’m sitting in the studio; I call a sales person on the phone intercom and I ask him for a phone number of a client of his. He says, “I got it right here, I’ll e-mail it to you,” and hangs up. He could have just told me the number right then, or walk the 30 feet between the business office and the studio with a Post-It note and handed it to me. K.I.S.S.
Some perfect examples of K.I.S.S. — the clothes pin, coat hanger, the safety pin and tweezers.
They’ve been around forever and are so simple there’s no way you can make them better — brilliant in their simplicity. K.I.S.S.
Sadly, I predict these items will be extinct due to technology and the lack of K.I.S.S.
Pencils, paperback books, bank tellers and telephone operators are more examples.
Common sense is a big part of K.I.S.S., this could be why the number of K.I.S.S. members is dwindling.
Thank you Andrew for helping keep the K.I.S.S. creed alive and well, and don’t be afraid to add a stapler and a tape dispenser to your desk top. K.I.S.S.