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how problems have been previously solved in elegant ways. Dogmatic adherence to design methods tends to encourage this sort of thing. Characteristic of early larval stage programming; unfortunately, many never outgrow it.

Also encountered in the variants BFMI - brute force and massive ignorance, and BFBI - brute force and bloody ignorance.

"Gak, they used a bubble sort! That's strictly BFI."

Compare bogosity.

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Last updated: 1996-06-12

Nearby terms:

using his own intelligence to simplify the problem, oftennowledge ofle

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