It is typically easy to execute a task blindly without knowledge or applying intelligent process. This is not a job but a habit. Habits are very common in IT and are often disguised as best practices. What invariably happens is that a method is stumbled upon that achieves a goal, and just because it did the job, it is labelled as a best practice. An analysis is never conducted as to whether it was done in an optimal manner, meaning that it was effective and efficient. And thus IT is full of bad habits (read about them here).
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