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From: Lee Brown (lee_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-01-25 10:02:02

> > tend to be abrstractions of specific notions and abstractions are more
> > difficult for the human mind to understand, the code itself should be
> Huh? We create abstractions expressly to make things easier to deal with.
> Some have posited that the human mind can only deal with 7-9 things at
> once. In order to deal with a more complicated system, one must work in
> terms of abstractions. By glossing over details and working with
> abstractions, one can wield great power over complex systems. This is the
> power of policies.

OK. I just meant people like to see specific examples because they are
easier to latch onto. You are right, in the long run abstraction is the only
practical(tractable?) way to go, but it does take training.



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