I agree -- when I think of the books I've written -- I'm constantly going back and revising and editing and adding stuff -- it's easy with a word processor -- I can't imagine what it would be like using a typewriter ...
There is a whole thread in waiting about how we get lazy about technique because our systems are so forgiving, now we have cut and paste and spell-checking. It always amazed me how authors would hand-type a whole book, even retyping entire sections when a plot detail was tweaked.
Mind you, in engineering, there is another scenario: when a system will become inaccessible after 'launch'. Then we have to try harder to get it right first time: one-time programmable chips, silicon design and space probes come to mind. Working on those systems produces a certain mindset that doesn't come naturally when you can update over the web!
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.