Tech companies are noisy. I posted on LinkedIn yesterday about doing specific things manually instead of always relying on automation. What are some of your favorite examples of deautomation?
Listening to one hour of freestyle radio, versus setting a music app on auto shuffle.
Listening to an interviewer who has done her homework, and asks questions informed by that research, versus someone who relies on canned questions written by a publicist.
Taking a walking tour with a knowledgeable guide who riffs for 90 minutes, and welcomes frequent questions, versus a person who consults background materials or relies on corny soundbites.
Being ticketed for speeding by a courteous police officer, versus receiving a ticket in the mail because of a traffic camera. (The officer can respond humanely to a friendly admission of guilt.)
Discovering a shortcut in traffic by taking a spontaneous turn and exploring, rather than relying on GPS and a driving app.
Washing dishes by hand.
Here’s that post: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/jlleblanc_in-a-typical-tech-company-you-have-tons-activity-7049376168185114624-lkJR?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_ios
Back when I was living near Washington DC, Metro had, by design, de-automated station stop announcements. It reminded you that a human being is operating the train you are on.