And It’s Also Less Tedious…

Try not to let humans do what machines could do instead. As a rule of thumb, automating a common task is worth at least ten times the effort a developer would spend doing that task manually one time. For very frequent or very complex tasks, that ratio could easily go up to twenty or even higher.

— Karl Fogel, Producing Open Source Software

2 thoughts on “And It’s Also Less Tedious…

  1. I’ve come up with my own variant on this about a year or so ago:

    Let machines do the boring, repetitive work. Human beings should understand how and why.