That Seems Simple to Me
PF: Hi, I’m a programmer. I just founded an online retail company. What do you two do?
GD: Hi, I’m a graphic designer. I know how to select and arrange text and images in ways that are appealing, informative, and usable.
MA: And I’m in marketing. I know how to identify people’s needs and craft messages that will appeal to them.
PF: Huh. Those both seem much simpler to me than programming. I don’t think I need to hire you.
GD & MA: So, how did your startup do?
PF: It tanked. People kept saying the site was ugly and confusing. I guess I should have hired you back in ‘97 after all.
PF: Hi, I’m a programmer. I just founded an online education company. What do you do?
TE: Hi, I’m a teacher. I know how to select and arrange learning materials in ways that are appealing, informative, and effective.
PF: Huh. That seems simpler to me than programming…
PF: And what do you do?
ML: Machine learning.
PF: You mean you can automatically make lessons more effective and tell us how to make videos and autograded exercises more engaging?
ML: Uh, what?
PF: Cool! When can you start?