Computers can both be too complex and people can be too lazy to apply themselves in computing. You can both criticise people for taking pride in ignorance and criticise computers for being needlessly complex. Despite what many commenters seem to think, pointing out the latter does not invalidate the former. And, conversely, pointing out the former doesn’t invalidate the latter.
A while ago I wrote about the same article he references. This is an important point that I really didn’t mention. Computers are too difficult.
The thing is: almost all of the effort is going towards solving that problem; and not enough effort is being made in the other direction. Are we developing our way towards total ignorance?
Published on September 25th, 2013