Law of Charting Complexity

Over the weekend I was thinking about my last post about clusters. That is, when I wasn’t discovering that adding Dave’s Insanity Sauce to boiling water makes it airborne, and consequently hard to breathe in the kitchen. I just wanted spicier pasta, not fluid-filled lungs. I haven’t felt like this since I inadvertently made chlorine gas in my parents garage in junior high. Anyhow, I think there’s a deeper thought in that post:

“The complexity of a diagram of a system is proportional to the amount of your life that system will waste.”

And it is definitely O(n^2) or worse.