Musings

I’m a giant believer in shortcuts—whether they be labeled technology, magic, or methodology—but I don’t think a shortcut in any way excuses the absence of discipline.  It takes disciplined thought to assess a shortcut and make sure it is still relevant and ethical, and it takes disciplined action to create new shortcuts that are viable enough to replace the current ones.

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11 thoughts on “Musings

  1. I’m basically lazy. I’ll look for shortcuts and easier ways to do things on a daily basis. I once saved an employer thousands of dollars on manufacturing because I didn’t want to order the part they needed to complete a project. Pointed out they didn’t need it if they just changed the connectors on the cable they fabricated.

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  2. Thanks for this – it’s funny how we define them sometimes…when I was writing code for a living I would stay up all night writing code for a one-time routine to solve something that I could probably just count…my rationale was that the time expense would lead to a shortcut in the future…

    Not sure if that ever really came to pass…

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