Words of wisdom on the application of Computer Technology to Process from 50 years ago, Pete Dawkins

At the 7x24 Exchange Keynote Alison Levine mentions General Pete Dawkins and his great words on the "Freedom to Fail." His document is here. And the 1st paragraph is so good I had to share.

 "it was a genius who developed a machine which could calculate every day the total amount of toilet paper used by the entire United States Army; but was a damn fool who ordered us to keep track.

"it was a genius who developed a machine which could calculate every day the total amount of toilet paper used by the entire United States Army; but was a damn fool who ordered us to keep track.

Bet you have all experienced something similar to this.

I think one of the top things artificial intelligence, machine learning, neural networks could do that would make all of our lives so much better is to find the processes created by the damn fools who made our lives worse tracking stupid things.