Lynx, Destroyer of Worlds (with Science!) (lynxreign) wrote,
Lynx, Destroyer of Worlds (with Science!)

Easy for Humans, Hard for Computers

Normally I like programming. I get to sit around and solve thought problems all day. Sure, the actual coding can be annoying, especially when Access or Word decides it doesn't want to respond to you the way it should and the errors that pop up say thing like "Nope, ain't gonna work" and you have to figure out why with no more information than that.
However, Text comparison really, really sucks. If you look at a report, you can see where the header starts and ends fairly easily, even if the header changes from report to report. Getting the computer to see the same thing? Much more difficult. Add the coding problems in and there are times I want to walk out and never return. Add in trying to explain what I'm doing to my boss, who doesn't understand programming, and it becomes even more frustrating as I have to try and explain the complex situations in exceedingly simple language for her to just say "ah" and then I can go back to programming.

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