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Randomly searching for a Niklaus Wirth reference and I come across this gem from 2008: A Brief History of Software Engineering by Niklaus Wirth.

From the conclusion:
“A primary effort must be education toward a sense of quality. Programmers must become engaged crusaders against home-made complexity. The cancerous growth of complexity is not a thing to be admired; it must be fought wherever possible.”

Paper:
inf.ethz.ch/personal/wirth/Mis

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