(So, I could not get the picture to work right, and said “Crap!” (see below) – so – if you want to see a flow chart template, click here!)
I recently admitted to my co-workers that when I was a kid, I used my dad’s flow chart template to design drive thru’s. That in itself is a long story for another post. But, that combined with me doing some flowcharting tonight with Lucidchart made me realize how much smarter, or at least how much more patient, the generation before me had to be.
As I was flowcharting tonight, if things ran into each other (had logic problems), I simply drag and dropped them – moving them out of the way and messing with the logic until it semi-made sense. Can you imagine the people with the template, paper and the pencil? Holy cow; they had to either:
A) Run into a block / dead end, say “Crap!” (or whatever they said back then – they were probably more PC), erase to no end, or, toss the paper and start again. Or….
B) Really knew there crap (Crap! there’s that word again! Guess I need to be more PC) and were smart enough to see it in their minds eye; they had to figure it out more before they drew it. Or, their brains were just that much smarter than mine.
I haven’t put all this together in my minds eye yet; but today’s tools are pretty cool – yet, are they helping us become a smarter society?