in reply to Re: Tricking Our Egos
in thread Tricking Our Egos

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.

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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.