The Observer Effect

The observer effect “refers to changes that the act of observing will make on the phenomenon being observed.”. How infuriating would be a bug that demonstrates that effect – things work when you see them, don’t when you don’t? There’s this third party Winforms control I use that does a lot of custom painting. Think of it as a chart control that displays live stock data one stock at a time, with the stock changing every few minutes. Everything was ok, until I happened to see the chart all mixed up on a colleague’s machine. On taking a closer look, … Continue reading The Observer Effect