@pzmyers It's a bit like when programmers explain their problems to a stuffed toy in their office.
Explaining things out loud helps to think problems through.

@pzmyers Ohhhh, so it is like coders have this Rubber Duck thing -- if you're stuck with code, pick up the item you've dedicated as your Rubber Duck and start explaining to it what you're trying to do, and it helps to focus. Writers also use it too, I got cats for that. My Didi is specifically good for listening to my code/writing woes, as she wants to sleep next to me wherever I am.

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