[GLLUG] Teddy bear principle

John Hearns hearnsj at gmail.com
Sat Dec 26 10:02:18 UTC 2020

I was taught Computer Science by Jennifer Haselgrove in Glasgow. Her first
lecture concerned talking to your cat, and as I remember telling your cat
the steps needed to make  a cup of tea. So you are wrong - it is cats, not
teddy bears.
Something surprising about Dr Haselgrove - she lectured in Comp Sci bit had
no degree in the subject. Why? Well when she was an undergrad no such field
of study existed.


On Wed, 23 Dec 2020 at 10:43, Andrew Black via GLLUG <
gllug at mailman.lug.org.uk> wrote:

> Happy christmas everyone....
> 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".
> I find it SOMETIMES explaining helps, but sometimes can get you further
> into the misunderstanding that is causing the problem. Googling for a
> solution when you are looking at a bad solution...  Asking on Stackoverflow
> and like can be same:
>   "You dont want to do X, you want to do Y" "Yes in an ideal wolrd but if
> I do Y I will ahve a partial X and partial Y"....
> Any thoughts...
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