I’m convinced that, like those buttons at the cross-walk, error reporting when your software misbehaves is simply there to make you feel better. Pressing the walk button at the light doesn’t really do anything, other than giving YOU something to do.
And all those error reports you’ve been sending to Redmond ?
Given the placating nature of these devices, I think we could all use something similar in life.
Some benign, easy to maintain error reporting. Bug tracking from birth.
How hard could it be ?
I can think of quite a few times when simply rebooting my day would have been the most productive thing to do. We already have a perfectly fine example of how this would work.
Oh, and if I do decide to restart my day ?
Please, please, make sure to lose the information I was working on.