[GLLUG] Teddy bear principle

James Roberts j.roberts at stabilys.com
Wed Dec 23 13:15:27 UTC 2020

In my long but limited experience (all experience is limited!) usually 
the problem isn't in explaining the problem, or in even solving the 
problem, it's in grasping what it *really* is in the first place. 
Especially so when it is explained to you by someone who doesn't 
understand the problem -- or solution -- domain... see most Gov. 
projects worldwide.

However explaining things to teddy bears, cats, and hat stands is an 
essential part of problem stress relief :) It does not work so well with 
dogs, they wag their tails whether it's explained well or badly :P

Merry Christmas/post-solstice [place festival here] & Feliz Fiestas/boas 


On 23/12/2020 11:24, Carles Pina i Estany via GLLUG wrote:
> Hi,
> On Dec/23/2020, Andrew Black via GLLUG wrote:
>> Some time ago someone suggested the idea of solving a tech problem by
>> explaining something to you teddy. He is very stupid so it makes sure you
> [...]
>> explain it well. Sometimes the process of explaining makes you find the
>> thing the clue you have missed.
>> I cant put my finger on where it came from (does it matter). Google is
>> taking me to all sorts of sites like "how to make teddies" and "why teddies
>> are called ted".
> Other people have already sent good links or comments. Just one more:
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubber_duck_debugging
> Cheers,

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