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Training My Replacement

So, I'm training my own replacement at work. Again. It's not a problem, because the more that we all know, the better off we are as a group, and we all benefit.

If it sounds weird to you, it is. It felt weird to me the first time I get stuck doing it, but I've come to some conclusions over time, that I thought I might put down if they could help someone in a similar situation.

First; you can't impart all that you know to another human being. Not even a majority of a fraction of the total data. The mind doesn't work that way, and even if it did, you'd still have problems accessing and using that knowledge. Your mind is more than a hard-drive.

Second; the methodology of processing and using the data is just as important as the raw data itself. If all you know about a knife is that it's used to cut things, you haven't had to use a knife much. But there are some who look at a knife and think it's a one-purpose tool. It's improvising the characteristic…

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