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Breaking into Information Security by Chris Liu, Anthony J. Stieber, Josh More

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Chapter 0.2

Models

Abstract

Humanity has acquired more knowledge than can fit in a single human brain. To help us understand what’s going on, we continuously abstract concepts into other concepts such as models. The point of a model is to simplify the world and make it more understandable. Albert Einstein is often quoted as saying “Make it as simple as possible, but no simpler.” In actuality, what Einstein said was: “It can scarcely be denied that the supreme goal of all theory is to make the irreducible basic elements as simple and as few as possible without having to surrender the adequate representation of a single datum of experience.”

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