As a programmer, I can honestly say that I am lazy. Forget the menial job of repeating tasks… if it takes me an hour to complete an iteration, I would rather spend 3 hours automating the process. You never know when you might need to do it again, and the click of a button is much more satisfying than an hour of processing data. I know I’m not the only one who feels this way either, otherwise Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas wouldn’t have codified the DRY principle in The Pragmatic Programmer…. Don’t Repeat Yourself.