I love them, but they're so dumb sometimes I'm amazed they can find which end of the bed to exit in the morning. Thankfully it's a small percentage of the population here or I'd have run screaming and/or gotten stabby by now.
Well, I would have run screaming/gotten stabby more *often*.
Anyway we have a new system coming up here at my fine place of employment in the next few months. It will accomplish all the usual stuff, but it will look and act differently, and it will involve a little more self-direction than some of the folks here are used to.
They'll have to figure some stuff out. This leads to the obvious question, the one I'm going to be asking myself again and again in the coming changeover.
Why do some smart people have such a hard time figuring things out for themselves?
It drives me nuts.
Is it a lack of self-directed motivational opportunities as children?
Is it a limited amount of space in their heads, wherein a Ph.D. leaves no room for common sense?
Is it just pure laziness?
I hate to think it's the latter, I mean these are scientists for crying out loud. I want to think of them as intelligent but scatter-brained individuals, Doc Brown types who try their best but really do need we happy few who can work a software update to help them find their way.
You can invent time travel, but not fill out a travel voucher? *sigh*
Oh well, I guess I should just be happy with the knowledge that the little cogs of the world are run by you and me, and not them.
Maybe they're *right* to leave this stuff to us.
I still want to send these sometimes, though. I never would, but...