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261 Post author: Yvain 28 April 2009 10:00PM

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Comment author: stcredzero 30 April 2009 12:13:52PM 14 points [-]

My experience in my non-academic work life, is that many programmers can't visualize verbal descriptions of subsystems, but they learn how to make convincing "I got it" noises to mollify their coworkers. It's not just programmers, it's all sorts of coworkers. I have no idea how an adult can avoid this pitfall.