Repetitive Tasks

In: Humor Internet/tech

10 May 2012

Yep. This pretty much describes my career. Progress is the result of a lazy man finding an easier way of doing things.

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16 Responses to Repetitive Tasks

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megan

May 10th, 2012 at 3:12 pm

would be better and more geeky if time (t) were on X.

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Jens

May 10th, 2012 at 3:40 pm

It’s missing the point where the geek begs for appreciation, installs the script for the non-geek and cares for the maintenance. Geeks are technical winners, non-geeks are business winners.

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AK

May 10th, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Doesn’t only apply to geeks, applies to anyone with an ounce of efficient foresight.

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Ethan

May 10th, 2012 at 8:02 pm

When I first saw this a few weeks ago, I loved it. Then I realized it has a critical flaw: As soon as the geek has written the script, his or her “time spent” will likely drop to almost zero. (At least for a true geek that writes a good script).

So, actually, the geek wins at bit after the point of “runs script” because at that point the red line should be hugging the x axis. :)

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Jens

May 11th, 2012 at 5:51 am

@Ethan
The y axis shows the cumulated time spent.

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hoho

May 14th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

@Ethan
You are not geek, that’s for sure :)

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neale

May 15th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Thanks made my day :-)

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Jay

May 15th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

The Geek looses. Management eventually realizes it can automate his job.

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Rogier

May 15th, 2012 at 11:32 pm

True as long as the task at hand doesn’t change….

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Al

May 16th, 2012 at 11:30 am

It seems like the non-geek only loses due to spending more time than he spent on the original task mocking the geek’s complicated method…

Moral: geeks and non-geeks don’t mix?

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prashant Telang

May 19th, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Don’t understand win and lose concept…unless its a race
may be fast and slow sounds apprpriate…

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mims

May 21st, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Lol, the lazy man. I’d say the efficient woman. Or man. ;)

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Martin

May 23rd, 2012 at 5:03 am

Manager asks geek to document process. The longer the geek takes to document, the longer the geek keeps his job.

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LeMans fan

June 7th, 2012 at 7:50 pm

Non-geek has moved onto something else more important and more interesting whilst the the geek gets his/her kicks out of scripting… they both win!

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Sojourner

August 11th, 2012 at 7:01 pm

Management eventually realizes it can automate geek’s job; geek goes on to automate jobs for management at lots of other companies with the same problem.

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Hayden

November 30th, 2013 at 1:41 pm

haa! good one! but the non-geeks will catch up as the software gets smarter. Just check out http://proteg.ee/mentor to get the idea.

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