New Software System Launched This Week Asks Public - Would You Trust Your Marriage To A Piece of Software?

Auckland, New Zealand (PressExposure) October 07, 2009 -- "You might trust anything to your software, if you had faith in its methodology", says Scotia Place Center psychotherapist/software developer David L Herman. "If you knew that a certain piece of software was known for its psychological approach, humane outlook and personal touch you might trust it to access your most intimate thoughts. Perhaps even your thoughts about a possible marriage or divorce"

He adds, "There's a good reason why BlunderBuster has been described by some as software with a 'human face'. It's designed to meet the needs and desires of people like you and me, challenging their problem-solving skills with the same kinds of probing questions that you and I would expect to be asked if we were determined to confront our most personal problems and come up with the best solutions. Solutions that-- if they were going to work in the long run-- would have to take into account all the ambiguities and uncertainties of our human condition."

According to Scotia Place Centre product consultant Dr. Lee Herman "We could all use a bit of extra decision-making support these days. Whether we're aware of it or not, we've been poorly served by all those marketing and political campaigns assuring us that an instantaneous yes-no decision can be as solid and trustworthy as their product X or their candidateY. And having been drawn in by this smooth talk time and again, we soon find ourselves making our most far-reaching decisions using cookie-cutter judgements based on dumbed-down 'idea bytes'".

Dr. Herman adds " BlunderBuster, our latest product, is designed to get us to think longer and harder in the short run and, for the sake of the long run, to help us start mapping out our immediate and distant futures with plans that are sound, balanced and well-grounded in reality. For instance, when we're wondering whether or not to make a significant change in our lives--and if we're thinking at our clearest--we ordinarily ask ourselves "All things considered, is this the Best Way"? BlunderBuster supports this approach. And as our plans start to take shape, we also ask ourselves "All things considered, does This Feel Right? Is This Me? Our system shares this perspective as well.

Since we rarely set out to address our problems without having to take into account a such a goodly number of related issues, BlunderBuster's battery of questions is broad enough to cover a wide range of these inescapable ifs, ands and buts. For instance, if you and I were unhappy with our career and contemplated a major change, we would have to consider not only the new vocation for what is, but how any new set of responsibilities might affect our state of mind when we arrive home at the end of the day. And how, in turn, these feelings might influence the way we treat our family members and the way they treat each other--and us--in return.

Furthermore, to insure that all issues and side-issues are considered from top to bottom,


Blunder Buster presents ten simple criteria to be applied to each and every one of them one at a time and then one (or more) against all the others in every possible combination of checks and balances. For a sense of just how many of these considerations the system finally allows you to make, you do the arithmetic.)

At the end of the day, BlunderBuster is about making decisions carefully, holistically and humanely. And with this in mind, it allows plenty of room in its decision-making process for the free exercise of the heart and mind, the best problem-solving tools we have.

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Press Release Submitted On: October 06, 2009 at 11:35 pm
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