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“Why can’t you just ….?”

by Greg Krehbiel on 27 April 2017

Sorry for the inactivity here of late. I was away on business, digging into the boring back-end processes of the publishing world.

You probably wouldn’t expect it, but the details of managing subscription publications can get crazy complicated. I mean stupid, crazy, unbelievably complicated. It’s not rocket science, it’s just lots of really weird details.

I love it when people say, “Why can’t you just ….?”

9 times out of 10, that’s a pretty good indicator they have no idea what they’re talking about.

2017-04-27  »  Greg Krehbiel

Talkback x 3

  1. DSM
    27 April 2017 @ 1:47 pm

    Unfortunately I have to admit that there’s a tendency for people with certain backgrounds to think like that.. [example]..

  2. Greg Krehbiel Greg Krehbiel
    27 April 2017 @ 2:08 pm


    I suppose that people who aren’t familiar with how something is done tend to think it’s easy or it’s hard.

    Somebody who thinks too much of his own intelligence and too little of everyone else’s probably thinks everything is easy.

  3. pentamom
    28 April 2017 @ 9:47 pm

    DSM, long time no see! Hope all is well with you.