The Alarm Clock Problem


The Alarm clock problem is similar to XY Problem. An XY Problems is when you are trying to solve a problem using a solution you don't understand. You focus on trying to make the solution work even though it is not a solution to the problem X.

It becomes an alarm clock problem when we forget the problem we were trying to solve in the first place, and continue improving the bad solution. In case of alarms, money is made so it brings more people in, all thinking they are contributing while they are ignoring the fundamental problem.

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Music: Darkest Child by Kevin MacLeod. CC-By.
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