Excessively complicated machine/design/algorithm [slightly funny]

kelt

Senior Member
Czech Republic, Czech
Hi,

Could you help with making a point about a tech. design / machine / algorithm being excessively complicated? Even better if it sounds a bit funny.

Context:
  • You're about to create...
  • This... makes it too complicated for the team to commit themselves to deliver it on time. What makes you require it like this?
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Can you suggest something please?

Thank you.


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  • Dretagoto

    Senior Member
    Inglés británico
    Who is your audience? There are idiomatic descriptions in BrE (Heath Robinson) and AE (Rube Goldberg) for designs/machines that are unnecessarily complicated in design or construction, so perhaps one of those would serve?
     

    kelt

    Senior Member
    Czech Republic, Czech
    Thanks Dretagoto, my audience is rather international. I don't think they'd get references to those specific names.
    I was rather hoping for a generally understandable pun. ;-)

    But thank you for the tips – will go throuh them for the enrichment of my own register.
     

    Dretagoto

    Senior Member
    Inglés británico
    I rather feared that - a pity though, because those names instantly conjure up images of complicated devices :D If I can think of something else to help you I'll be back.
     
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