2001-Feb-12 Human Task Switches Considered Harmful

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Original article: http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/fog0000000022.html


"A programmer coding at full throttle is keeping zillions of things in their head at once: everything from names of variables, data structures, important APIs, the names of utility functions that they wrote and call a lot, even the name of the subdirectory where they store their source code. If you send that programmer to Crete for a three week vacation, they will forget it all."


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