This week we had the director of an external agency in the office.
During a meeting with him he brought up that back in the old
days of cubicle programmers, some would have ‘cardboard cutouts‘ to bounce ideas off when they got stuck with a problem.
I mentioned that often when I was stuck with something and went to Stackoverflow to find a solution, often in the process of typing out and explaining the problem to someone else I’d come to the solution myself.
As it turns out Jeff Atwood thinks so too.