Everything is hard before it's easy. This is the exact problem I seemAin't that the truth! I think we all suffer from it. We stare at what's in front of us, and assume that's the whole picture. But fail to look to the sides or consider the alternatives.
So often, we get tripped up by the stupid question that we failed to ask ourselves.
"Where did my tool go? I had it just before the phone rang. The kids must have taken it!" (Did you look by the phone?)
"Why isn't it working? It worked a minute ago!" (Did you accidentally unplug something?)
"I can't understand it. Everything checks out, but the voltage is still low." (Did you check the battery in your meter?)
"Of course I soldered all the connections!" (But did you actually check?)
What to call it... Tunnel vision? Confirmation bias? Stupid genius syndrome?
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is
nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
-- Antoine de Saint Exupery
Lee Hart, 814 8th Ave N, Sartell MN 56377, www.sunrise-ev.com