Don't sacrifice the right ideas to win the right words
>Turn that hacker knack for linguistic hacking towards this goal, of thinking over how your phrasing and language makes different listeners feel.
But that requires being able to model how someone else (most of the time a non-hacker) will react in a certain situation. I'm pretty bad at that, and I'm sure so are many other hackers.
@Wolf480pl can get good at anything given deliberate and repeated practice
@sir no, I mean, during that time in the middle I was still playing around with the thing. It's just that I didn't need to force myself to keep practicing it, because it just was the most interesting thing at the time anyway. It was incidental practice.
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