For a time, I opted out of automatic updates precisely because I had been burned by them so many times. They brick phones and restart computers at the least-convenient time. The prospect of controlling when an update installed thrilled me, as did no longer being on the bleeding edge of things. Let everyone else automatically install updates and suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, I’ll wait until it’s clear the update is not a monster and install it when it’s convenient for me.
Here’s why this logic is wrong for solos, small businesses, and consumers.