Simplicity Is Key Often enough, the simple things in life are the ones that get taken for granted; the ones thoughtlessly brushed aside, the small, discrete objects that get used time after time but never receive the recognition they rightfully deserve. Countless objects fall into this category, however, only one object can open the doors for all the others — the key. The key that I've chosen to write about not only opens doors, but it starts fires, frees horses, unlocks miles of road, and turns wheels. My car key is more than just a key. My car key is a symbol of freedom, and a beacon of pride. Dangling from the maroon and gold "ASU" lanyard, the easy to recognize triangular key rests in its place between two other smaller keys. The black rubber body is a firm, containing a non-slip coating. The decade old design incorporates the distinct "MITSUBISHI" lettering across the top; each indented letter contains traces of grime and grease. The oblong hole through the top center of the key's bow cradles a silver key ring. A long silver blade protrudes from the black symmetrical body of the key, filled with the same grime and grease. The two main grooves are worn, but maintain their original characteristics. They retain a sharp and direct path down the length of the blade. The ignition barrel of the married car has taken its toll on the key. The once shiny silver surface, now a glittering gold; the nickel plating worn away, exposing the brass base beneath. The once sharp edges of the six teeth, now worn and rounded. The exact number of times the key has been turned is an unknown, but the slight twist in the blade indicates it being highly used. The oldest known lock was found by archeologists in the Khorsabad palace ruins near Nineveh, an ancient Assyrian city on the eastern bank of the Tigris River. Estimated to be 4,000 years old, it was an early predecessor to the modern pin and tumbler type locks, and was a common Egyptian lock for the time. The lock worked using a large wooden bolt to secure a door, which had a slot with several holes in its upper surface. The holes were filled with wooden dowels that prevented the bolt from being lifted. The first all-metal lock and key appeared between the years 870 and 900 (estimated), and are attributed to the English craftsmen. Wealthy Romans often kept their valuables in secure boxes within their households, and they wore the keys as rings on their fingers. The practice had two benefits: keeping the key ready at all times, and as a status symbol, inferring the wearer had valuables to protect. But, without a car, the car key is rendered useless. Since the earliest cars, a key has been needed to direct energized power to the sparking system in order to propel the car. However, 1949 was the first year Chrysler implemented an ignition barrel design where the car starts by turning the ignition key slightly beyond the 'ignition on' position. Then when released, the key automatically returns to 'ignition on' position allowing for normal driving use. This particular key belongs to a silver 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX. The rare all wheel drive turbo model was first produced in 1989 by Diamond Star Motors. Marketed as a midrange two door sports coupe, the Eclipse held its own in the US and European markets becoming popular tuner cars. The 4g63 engine is easy to work on and easy to modify without breaking the bank, resulting in the high popularity. In 1995, the Eclipse model received a facelift, marking the start of the second generation coupe. This model was featured in the hit 2001 film "The Fast and the Furious." This key is found in Happy Valley, Oregon; a middle class, slightly wealthier portion of Portland, where most families can own and drive multiple automobiles. The home protecting the key is a medium sized, two story American style house. A hooked rack on the first floor near the kitchen hung the key where the colorful lanyard set it apart from the other key sets
With his words, Henry David Thoreau began the saga of his observation of simple living at Walden Pond. Over the course of the next three hundred some-odd pages, Thoreau outlined his ideology of life, politics, and nature, shining light to a secure place in the canon of great American writers. Although Walden took delight in only moderate success in Thoreau's lifetime, his experiment at the pond would flare considerable interest in the years to come. The book has influenced other young people…
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reducing operating costs, without sacrificing the
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This use of simple, yet deeply effective poetic technique can be demonstrated by reading Robert Herrick’s poem ‘To Daffodils’. Herrick creates such remarkable images with such simplicity, addressing key issues that are important to us, whilst also using a metre and rhyme of such complexity in complete contrast to the simple and pure content of the poem, ‘Or as the pearls of morning dew Ne’er to be found again’. By comparing ‘morning dew’…
attributes or characteristics that one may like more than the other. I like a trust worthy wife who is not so materialistic and care about her family and the people around her. For me simple is better than complex.
I believe that trust is a key factor for a long and happy marriage, there shouldn’t be any secrets which normally cause lots of un-needed trouble. When you have trust, you know that there is nothing hidden and whatever is between you and her is real. Another huge factor is that…
Conrad stresses the role of narration as the key to transmit meaning, and this is evident in the use of frame narration and the invisible narrator’s statement that "The yarns of seamen have a direct simplicity, the whole meaning of which lies within the shell of a cracked nut. But to (Marlow) the meaning of an episode was not inside like a kernel but outside, enveloping the tale which brought it out only as a glow brings out a haze.” By contrasting the simplicity of other tales to Marlow’s, Conrad effectively…
in Japan, but others believe that this art was introduced in this country through China, along with the paper. To make an origami artwork you have to know that most of the origami models star with a very simple folding sequence known as a base. The key to success is understand and master the basic folding techniques. There are also other points to give attention when you decide to enter in the amazing world of the Origami. Selecting the paper is one of this principal points. If you are a novice, plain…
Giving Is Good Business
The Final Step
Ways To Get Involved
Introduction: The TOMS Story
Blake Mycoskie, Founder of TOMS,
describes the idea that would come to
define the TOMS business model: One
for One.™ Key to the growth of TOMS
has been the company’s commitment
to giving. It attracts customers, inspires
employees, generates media attention,
and appeals to partners that also want
to give back. Blake then identifies the
six elements that have helped TOMS…
within a business context. It consists of a number of key concepts that are intended to bring software products to the market more rapidly. This quick to market method is preferred in order to be more adaptive to customer desires and industry changes. The agile philosophy is chiefly characterized by:
• Shipping the minimum viable product as quickly as possible.
• Product requirements evolving through rapid iterations.
• Product simplicity being valued.
• Collaborative development by self…
psychological principles have been applied to a wide range of fields, from mental health to organisational change. The model reflects the spirit of today as it affirms collaborative, personalised, strengths–based values. It embraces a green agenda by its simplicity, economical use of resources and its clear focus on sustainable outcomes.
In one of his cartoons Charlie Brown says, 'Sometimes I lie awake at night and I ask where have I gone wrong. Then a voice says to me 'This is going to take more than one…