The right side of my brain helps me make things rhyme
The left side keeps it all in time
Whats in between helps me learn and perceive
But do I Believe,
I have the answers I need?
Ours is a culture with pride in logic and reason
But do the ones and zeros truly have meaning
Does your software have feelings?
This may be revealing
Work harder they said
We can rest once we're dead
What is the Opportunity cost
Of this lack of mental floss?
So many questions and no time for thought
Maybe you should sleep on it
Let rapid eye movements give way to improvement
Solutions reduced to abstract illusions
Fast asleep and hard at work
Generate painless solutions
So we've chosen our tools
We've lined our minds with patterns of design
Muscle memory translates brain waves to square braces
And a faint blue glow on our end users faces
Blue glows become blue screens
and sad macs bombs and disasters
Did we fail to think or fail to see
Or were we just told to work faster?
Five times we ask why things went awry?
Why? Because the computer does what you tell it to
Why? This solution doesn't follow the rules
Why? The analysis was done by fools
Why? We missed an opportunity for code re-use
Why? The user may have just been confused
Problem solving is a feedback loop
Think, Learn, Repeat
The right question IS the right answer
Take Time for contemplation
and you just might get there faster
Relax, Your brain is hard at work
A puzzle piece is placed precisely
With you unaware of its locus
But.. The joke is.
A computer walks in to a bar
Or crashed onto the surface of mars
Because you told it to
Think twice, code once
and you'll go far