You may have heard of –
Occam’s Razor : a scientific and philosophical rule that entities should not be multiplied unnecessarily which is interpreted as requiring that the simplest of competing theories be preferred to the more complex or that explanations of unknown phenomena be sought first in terms of known quantities. (merriam-webster.com)
Hanlon’s Razor : A guiding principle, used most often in computing circles, that says never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.
And now there’s –
Scarpoe’s Hammer – Eliminate anything material not of use – except art. If you let something slide, skating is your fault.
Scarpoe’s Razor: a method of communication that states only facts, leaving out emotion, adjectives, qualifiers, or anything that is not necessary. It’s word economy. The only more effective communications is telepathy.