September 24, 2014
[[A figure stands behind a woman sitting at a desk with a computer on it.]]
Figure: When a user takes a photo, the app should check whether they’re in a national park…
Woman programmer: Sure, easy GIS lookup. Gimme a few hours.
Figure: … and check whether the photo is of a bird.
Woman programmer: I’ll need a research team and five years.
In CS, it can be hard to explain the difference between the easy and the virtually impossible.