June 2022

Comic about Idiots and making something idiot-proof.

Make it idiot-proof, and someone will make a better idiot.

A couple of Murphy’s law adages claim that idiot-proof systems cannot be made. For example, “Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool”. Along those lines, Douglas Adams wrote in Mostly Harmless, “a common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of fools”. Perhaps the Evolution of an Idiot would …

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Pollanna - An excessively optimistic person

Pollyanna

Adjective / Noun The definition of a Pollyanna is a person characterized by irrepressible optimism and a tendency to find good in everything. It was coined from the 1913 novel by Eleanor H. Porter called, “Pollyanna” wherein the main character was unfailingly optimistic. Movies were made and the novel is considered a children’s classic. The question is, …

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