The infamous "bozo benchmark" is when you install and start using the thing without reading any directions or warning labels. This benchmark can be used for everything from computer components to motorcycles, weed-whackers, and firearms.
My wife says that the "bozo benchmark" is merely a cheap fiction that I created to justify my typical male tendency to want to wade into stuff without reading the instructions. By enshrining that tendency as a benchmark, I legitimize it! She is, of course, completely correct.
by Michael Miller July 12, 2006