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wedrifid comments on Think Before You Speak (And Signal It) - Less Wrong

22 Post author: Wei_Dai 19 March 2010 10:21PM

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Comment author: wedrifid 20 March 2010 12:14:55AM *  4 points [-]

That just seems to suggest that your your hardware is slow or your software inefficient. Taking time to think over things, letting them be evaluated in the background of your mind, is a human strategy.

(Also - just writing explicit assersions quoted or paraphrased from any given subject on signalling makes the Clippy persona seem to be 'trying too hard'. It would be better to save him for the more poignant insights he sometimes serves to illustrate.)