Whorfian mind-lock? (Re: Concepts that people find hard)

Jérôme Desquilbet <>
Thu Jul 14 15:29:59 CEST 2005

Isn't it what is called a Whorfian mind-lock? ( 
http://catb.org/%7Eesr/jargon/html/W/Whorfian-mind-lock.html )
Some times ago, I tried to explore how the SWH can apply to software 
engineering (using UML as an example, 
http://jerome.desquilbet.org/lojban/rattle/#be ).

Michael Williams wrote:
> It was as if they had some wierd mental block and I could do very little to
> help them. It is a bit like riding a bicycle or learning to swim. Once you know 
> how to do it, it's very hard to comprehend that one once found it difficult. 

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