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The recurring modelby bl0rf (Pilgrim)
|on Jun 01, 2004 at 01:08 UTC
Lately I have noticed that the vast majority of all human experience has followed a single, concrete, model. I can describe this model as only the tools-and-rules model.
This is a type of progression where you are given/taught certain skills ( the tools ) which you use in an environment which obeys a certain set of rules. Here are some spheres where I've noticed this model at work:
I find that, considering my life according to this model, I am able to learn programming languages in scant days, enjoy mathematics - knowing that they are a type of mental game and I am able to develop my body more freely, knowing that it is just a fancy tool. This model occurs in spheres other than the ones I mentioned - computer games, cooking, reading, speaking ... and as a matter of fact in a peculiarly large array of fields.
It is computer science which turned my attention to the way that all of these other fields work, because CS is full of reusable knowledge and the same rules apply throughout all the brances of CS.