Chapter 11. The Joy of Automation

The whole point of computers is to make our lives easier and expand the possibilities of what can be done, yet most of us spend an inordinate amount of time in front of the computer making our lives more tedious and repetitive. Tedious and repetitive then lead to boring, and boring leads to mistakes (another area where computers are supposed to improve us).

Why do we torture ourselves with such mundane pursuits? Because we’re not lazy enough. That’s right, people pursue repetitive boredom (and the errors that result) because they don’t get fed up with the work enough to find a way to avoid it. Does that sound like you? I didn’t think so. That’s why I know you’re salivating over the prospect of learning how to craft ...

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