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Brain Dumping

Written on February 16, 2007

I am taking a leave from work starting today, but for the last month I have been dumping everything I know into other people so that they can approximate my job while I’m off. The problem is that much of my job is about fighting fires and doing tiny, technical things, and I have no idea how efficiently I have dumped my brain, or how much I have totally failed to relate.

There is no good way to know what you know – there is no feasible method to list your mind’s contents, and, knowing even obliquely the nature of the mind, it could easily spool off infinitely. The best you can do is to hope that others are able to figure out the easy drudgery of your job and be hopelessly in your debt for the interesting things that you do, so you are appreciated without having to be buried in minutia when you return.

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