Commentary: John C. Welch — It's the Little Things

John C. Welch, Ars Technica —

Life is too short to sit there and do the same things over and over—mindless repetition is a mind-killer.

If an app doesn't have built-in automation options, it tells me that the developers are somewhat short-sighted—if not outright lazy. Automation allows an application or service to be extended; it creates functionality that wouldn't exist otherwise.

Automation is lovely, and it's an area that mobile operating systems will have to eventually adopt as they become even bigger parts of people's work lives.