Laziness is next to Godliness?

  March 14 2003

"If you have a difficult task, give it to a lazy person - they will find an easier way to do it. " -Hlade's Law

Eli wrote an awesome article on laziness

I've said this from the start - laziness is the foundation of computer science. We program because we're lazy. Otherwise I would just be a mathematician. But I why do work when I can delegate the work off to a machine? All the best programmers I know are lazy, for precisely the reasons that Eli has discussed.

After all, a little extra work now can usually pay many dividends over time.

Related: More on Laziness


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