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Re^3: Worst blog post ever on teaching programming
in thread Problematic post on teaching programming
The quote I heard was:
In theory, theory is the same as practice. In practice, it's not.
attributed to Yogi Berra.
merlyn likes to give an alternative phrasing:
The difference between theory and practice in theory is much less
than the difference between theory and practice in practice.
— e.g. in this clpm post
I make decisions, and my brain carries them out
My brain makes the decisions, and I observe them (if I'm lucky)
I make some decisions, and my brain makes others
My spouse makes decisions and I and my brain carry them out
I wrote a program to relieve me and my brain from the burden of decision-making
The black-helicopter people project the decisions into my brain and then I do as ordered
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