rubberducking

30 Oct 2021 02:15 - 16 Dec 2022 12:22
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    • The practice (used in tech and I would assume elsewhere) of having a rubber duck or similar figure on your desk and using it as a conversational partner, a stand-in for a real person, an imaginary co-worker.
    • This works because very often explaining a problem clarifies it so that the solution becomes obvious, and it doesn't really matter who you are explaining it to.
    • The cost-effectiveness of this is obvious. Rubber ducks are cheaper than people, and more accessible. Far better to talk it out with the duck than interrupt someone else's flow.