Automation: Theory Vs. Reality


Have you ever thought to yourself, “Boy, I spend a lot of time on this task. Should I just write a program to automate it?” And then by the time you get to writing all the code, debugging it and going off on a few tangents, you notice that developing your program is actually taking much more time than doing the original task?

This is what automation looks like in theory compared to real life:

automation theory vs reality

Comic by xkcd