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Re: The most useful form of typing is...

by fraktalisman (Hermit)
on Dec 16, 2004 at 15:42 UTC ( #415381=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to The most useful form of typing is...

Stereotypes are often considered a bad thing, that one tries to avoid and still can't help using. OTHOH how could our brains manage to think and set focus on some things while simplifying others, if not with stereotypes?

Hm ... if there are stereotypes in programming (as a technical term) I don't know its meaning and would be happy to be enlightened about it.


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Re^2: The most useful form of typing is...
by edan (Curate) on Dec 19, 2004 at 13:29 UTC

    While the word "stereotype" can denote simple "cataloguing" or "categorization" of a concept, the most common connotation of the word implies an oversimplified and often biased mental image. In this sense, it generally means that the person is not actually thinking about the thing itself, but is rather using the conventional image that was received or formed at some previous time. Therefore I wouldn't say that it's any sort of prerequisite for mental functioning, and could even be seen as a hindrance to real "thought".

    --
    edan

      Wouldn't "stereotyping" mean typing with the left and right hand at the same time....? :-)
Re^2: The most useful form of typing is...
by tbone1 (Monsignor) on Dec 27, 2004 at 14:17 UTC
    I chose 'stereotype', mainly because I am like all the other evil white male conservatives.

    (And yes, that was intended to be a joke.)

    --
    tbone1, YAPS (Yet Another Perl Schlub)
    And remember, if he succeeds, so what.
    - Chick McGee

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