[Prog][Quotation] Extensive computer use is correlated with low productivity.

A study at the Software Engineering Laboratory – a cooperative project of NASA, Computer Sciences Corporation, and the University of Maryland – found that extensive computer use (edit, compile, link, test) is correlated with low productivity. Programmers who spent less time at their computers actually finished their projects faster. The implication is that heavy computer users didn’t spend enough time on planning and design before coding and testing (Card, McGarry, and Page 1987; Card 1987).


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