Three strikes and you automate
  • The first time you do something, just do it by hand.
  • The second time you do something similar, wince at the repetition and do it anyway.
  • The third time you do something similar, you automate.


We’re not in the software business to perform repetitive work. If we can automate business processes we can just as well automate the dull work in our daily job.

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