Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Dream vs Reality of Work Automation Explained by XKCD

It's that "ongoing development" that really gets you.

Another minimalist but eloquent observation on our interactions with technology by Randall Munroe - in this case, work automation. Looking at this, I think of the striking similarities between work automation and business development, where many start a business hoping to create a self-sustaining machine but end up years in development and reinvestment with no end in sight.

The commonly cited 80/20 rule applies to programming as well, where it seems 80% of your time is spent debugging the code rather than creating it. Nothing but years of experience and training can make automation worth it for most people whether in terms of work or personal endeavors... it's why people hire professionals with a proven track record.


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