Jon Skeet has a bone to pick with humanity. In his talk at the London DevDays conference, he asserts that we humans have made it much too difficult for ordinary programmers to get simple things done with computers. It’s an epic fail.
Among the relatively simple things made needlessly complex, he lists:
If only we spoke binary, as the Maker intended, none of this would be a problem. Sadly, humans discovered fire and invented the wheel long before they fabricated transistors.
He’s posted the slides and transcript of his talk, to educate and amuse, on his coding blog.