Linked by Scott Cabana on Thu 2nd Dec 2004 20:18 UTC
Editorial A couple of days ago, I read an interesting article by Kevin Kostis about how complex computer systems are and how they have a long way to go. I have to partly agree with his assessment, however a lot of folks don't take the time to learn about there own investment.
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I could go on for pages about this but I'll _try_ to be brief.

If you study society much at all you will find out something. In most societies, people that can afford to hire someone to do something instead of doing it themselves, typically do. There are lots of reasons for this and actually most of them have nothing to do with being lazy. It's actually possible to LOSE net worth doing things yourself when you could be making money. This is mainly the upper crust of society which the middle and lower crust would love to emulate.

It only takes ten minutes to change your oil. Ok. Come over to my house and I'll time you. lol I'll bet you two oil changes it takes you longer than 10 minutes to do it right. Like waiting long enough for all the old oil to drain out.

As for cars. Computers are still very comparible to cars from the late 1920s and early 1930s. Once upon a time cars has magnetos and people had to hand crank their cars. When the OS automatically takes care of spam and viruses before they even get on the hard drive I'll consider that a good start. Microsoft is doing a great job on holding back progress despite what the delusional Bill Gates wants to think. I'm still waiting for MS to innovate anything. Those that believe I'm nuts are _very_ naive.