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Re: Re: Tricking Our Egos

by davorg (Chancellor)
on Feb 15, 2001 at 17:52 UTC ( #58609=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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I'm sure I'm not the only one who finds that explaining the problem out loud to another programmer often gets me past blocks like this.


"Perl makes the fun jobs fun
and the boring jobs bearable" - me

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Re: Re: Re: Tricking Our Egos
by Nooks (Monk) on Feb 16, 2001 at 06:12 UTC
    I've heard this referred to as the `mannequin effect', so named because it would appear to be useful to have a mannequin on a trolley that one could simply get up, go fetch, and talk to about the problem (as opposed to bothering a presumably busy human about it).

    Update: Of course, the mention was right here on PerlMonks (not Advogato as I'd previously thought). See this node, by lemming.

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