The words complex and complicated are often used interchangeably. Both refer to things with lots of parts, and both can refer to things that are difficult to understand. But in Competitive Thinking we use the words differently, and the different meanings are important.
We rely on complicated systems every day, for some of our most basic needs. Think of a mechanical clock or analog wristwatch, or the engine in your fuel-efficient hybrid car, or maybe the hard disk drive in your laptop. Continue reading