As compression increases, so does distortion. Junior
IT practitioners often
recite a few over-simplified (and heavily distorted) rules without
in-depth understanding: If A, then do B. The results are
disastrous. If expertise can actually be reduced to a 1-page look-up table,
who needs a human brain to carry that around?
Problem solving is
complex and dynamic. Management that brutally criticize and demand
unreasonable results based on over-simplified reports and false assumptions
are guilty of this. TV personality tech advices are more entertainment than substance. I call it the Dr. Ruth effect.