Re: What databases have taught me

From: topmind <>
Date: 23 Jun 2006 21:37:24 -0700
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> The appeal of OO just occured to me: Humans are good classifiers and
> classifying is a skill humans develop very early. Further, it is a skill
> that leads to very early positive reinforcers.
> The problem is that programming, ie. applied mathematics, requires more
> than putting the star shaped block through the star shaped hole.
> Some humans never develop sufficient abstract reasoning to master basic
> algebra or calculus. Those who do generally develop the skill much later
> than the skill of classification.
> Yes, I think you hit that nail on the head. People like to focus on
> structure because structure is easy for humans, and humans are
> conditioned to expect a reward for correct classification from a very
> early age. If you get all the blocks inside the plastic ball, Mom gets
> all excited and stuff, which I suppose makes humans feel all reassured
> and stuff.

I smell a market for Relational Balls(tm)

-T- Received on Sat Jun 24 2006 - 06:37:24 CEST

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