On Mon, 2009-03-30 at 18:43 -0600, Dan Sharp wrote:
Always good to keep that in mind. I tend to get so tunnel-visioned
that I think “here’s my very specific problem in my very specific
instance, now who can help?”
We all fall prey to the same (often self-inflicted) pressures. I know I
Perhaps generalizing more or appealing to
it in a different way will help.
I’ve found that it help sometimes. Sometimes I find that just thinking
about whatever problem I’m working on in that light takes me to a
solution I couldn’t see before. It’s also true that sometimes, given
what I can Google up, it looks like I’m the pioneer. You can spot them,
you know. They’re the ones face down in the dirt with arrows in their
Seriously hoping I haven’t offended!