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Chapter 4. The Dancing Bear > If It Were a Problem, Wouldn't It Have Been Solve...

If It Were a Problem, Wouldn't It Have Been Solved by Now?

The sad thing about dancing bearware is that most people are quite satisfied with the lumbering beast. Only when they see some real dancing do they begin to suspect that there is a world beyond ursine shuffling. So few software-based products have exhibited any real dancing ability that most people are honestly unaware that things could be better—a lot better. Most people using spreadsheets and word processors on modern computers imagine that all the problems that a computer can solve have been solved, and solved adequately if not well. But this is far from the truth. An infinity of information-handling jobs remains unsolved and, in many cases, not addressed at all.


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