I hate this darn computer
I wish that they would sell it
It doesn’t do what I want
But only what I tell it
I was reminded of this when I was asked a question of why a flash piece was working strangely and found out it was being fed wrong data. They knew it was being fed wrong data, but expected it to work anyway.
“Robert Heinlein once said that the committee was the only life form in the universe with three or more bellies and no brain. MSNBC reports that his statement may have some statistical truth to it. Researchers are finding that meetings are actually bad places to be creative. You’re not actually ‘dumber’ when you’re in the meeting, just more likely to lose your creative edge. Studies have now shown that, as collaborative primates, the more often a possibility is mentioned the more likely the group is to go along with it. Individuals placed by themselves were more likely to come up with imaginative alternatives to products, for example.”