|The Devil’s Advocate™|
in the pantheon of controlled systems, simple systems are the easiest. They are fully scoped out, “solved” systems where inanimate objects may interact with each other, but do so according to settled maxims, and even component failures can be anticipated and pre-solved. Other than when components fail (for example, a snapped bungee rope, or stale yeast that doesn't rise) the components interact in linear, binary ways.
Managing a simple system involves no greater skill than competently following a comprehensive set of instructions in time to accommodate any actions or reactions in the system. There is usually limited “if/then” conditionality (except where a component fails. On operator doesn’t typically have to react “depending on what the system does”, and so skill, experience and expertise are of limited additional value, beyond bringing greater speed and efficiency to operation of the process.
That said, when he is tired, JC does struggle with inanimate object when they conspire to frustrate, injure or disobey him. Sellotape does this. And Bluetooth keyboards.
- See: The Checklist Manifesto.