In honor of COG week I propose a game called Spot the COG. Which of these two images represents a COG?
On the left is a machine designed specifically to handle solid waste. It worked non-stop longer than every living thing on the planet. It outlasted all of it’s type. Never faltering, never stopping, never pondering it’s fate.
On the right is a machine that smokes, drinks, and will pick your pocket.
Update: I was thinking about Steve Jobs when it occurred to me that Wall-E was a hard working robot until it encountered an iDevice. After which it became a misty romantic and totally ignored it’s assigned duties.