Automation: Theory Vs. Reality

Have you ever thought to yourself, “Boy, I spend a lot of time on this task. Should I just write a program to automate it?” And then by the time you get to writing all the code, debugging it and going off on a few tangents, you notice that developing your program is actually taking much more time than doing the original task?

This is what automation looks like in theory compared to real life:

automation theory vs reality

Comic by xkcd

Daniel Zeevi

By Daniel Zeevi

Daniel is a social network architect, web developer, infographic designer, writer, speaker and founder of DashBurst. Full-time futurist and part-time content curator, always on the hunt for disruptive new technology, creative art and web humor.