David H.H (Yep, the Ruby on Rails guy) channels me in this post about why he doesn’t like hard problems.

“Because for me its all about value (and probably attention span): If you can get those magical 80% of the solution for 20% of the effort, how about just finding a way to cope with the missing 20% of the solution? If you can, you get to solve five easy problems (with comparable value) instead of solving one hard.”