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    most people prefer complexity and working hard

    Terry Davis also talked about this phenomenon.

    for the majority of people if something seems complex and difficult, or involve endeavor, they will perceive it as smart.

    smart coders appreciate simplicity, in other words they are lazy.

    in app dev course their moto was "the smarter your app, the dumber your users will be."

    say a coder wants his app to have certain capabilities:

    he could search the code, figure it out, test it, port it to other programming languages, figure out how to weave it in to the project, format the output, maybe also get an API key, parse the JSON results, handle all the errors.

    he could also just use one line of code.

    here is an example for getting simple time info:
    Code:
    Brain b1 = new Brain();
    b1.logicChobit.addSkill(new DiTime()); // skill added
    b1.hardwareChobit.addSkill(new DiSysOut()); // print to console skill added
    Scanner scanner = new Scanner(System.in);
    System.out.println("enter input");
    String str1 = scanner.nextLine();
    while (!str1.equals("exit")){
        b1.doIt(str1,"","");
        str1 = scanner.nextLine();
    }
    enter input
    which month is it
    October
    what is the time
    00:52
    good evening
    good night
    which day is it
    wednesday
    which year is it
    2023
    down that coffee slug

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    Re: most people prefer complexity and working hard

    Laziness is the mother of invention.
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    Re: most people prefer complexity and working hard

    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy Hiker View Post
    Laziness is the mother of invention.
    Necessity will be upset to hear that...
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    Re: most people prefer complexity and working hard

    Necessity is the step-mother.
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    Re: most people prefer complexity and working hard

    Laziness is the mother of invention.


    Work smarter and not harder!
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