At first I cheered…and then I became critical.
At first I cheered this graphic. It is entertaining and mostly true. Then I began to have doubts about the chart and what it was representing and found my doubts echoed in recent comments.
- While it is true that a geek will invest a significant amount of time into developing a way to reduce the size of a task – typically we end up sharing this tool with a non-geek and it ends up becoming a win-win.
- Also – time should be on the x-axis. I just finished warning my students off writing time on the y-axis so this bugs me a bit.
- The above solves my other issue where it seems like once the geek runs the script time stops. I am not sure I have met a geek yet that could resist tweaking something that worked well. Tinkering is part of the geek manifesto – right?