Robert X. Cringely: Evolution, Predators, and Software Consultants

Cringley writes about why software makers can make things so difficult.

You are driving down a street in your car and up ahead there is a squirrel at the side of the road eating a nut. You aren’t on an intercept course, there is no way you are going to hit that squirrel. So what does the squirrel do? At the very last possible moment, rather than watching you drive by, THE SQUIRREL DARTS STRAIGHT FOR YOUR CAR, passing inches in front of or behind the front tires.

Why does he do that?