Automation as Team Player

Ten challenges for making automation a team player. pdf

Joshua says, Yesterday was the latest round of me lamenting that my dev tools are often awful team players in the sociotechnical system I interact with on a day-to-day basis. post


My original wiki fairs pretty well on most counts. This is mostly because its role on the team was modest: save texts, click between them. People discovered how to confer more responsibility on the system. For example, if I edit your home page, I am engaging you specifically in conversation. Also, if I add CategoryPattern as a link to a page it is really a target to be searched for to find patterns.

It also had some weird behavior that had to be learned. If you click the back button it threw your composition so far away. WTF. Also the empty string made bold was useful to interrupt link making: NonLink was written Non''''''Link.