There’s a theory that human speech, and maybe even human language, evolved in order to bypass the low-bandwidth connection between the two hemispheres of our brains. By speaking aloud, we can get thoughts across the corpus callosum by sending them out of our mouths and in through our ears.
That theory seems entirely plausible to me, because I have tremendous difficulty thinking alone. I often say that I don’t know what I think until I hear myself saying it. Ideas emerge in the middle of sentences, which can often make me sound as if I’m chopping and changing my mind all the time.
All of this means that I have become very reliant on pairing — during programming, design, analysis, planning, everywhen in fact. But sometimes I can’t find someone to pair with, for whatever reason. So I may just start using this blog-thing as a substitute. Expect to read here posts that start in one direction and later veer sharply around as I “hear” what I’ve written. I’ll try not to edit that process out, and let’s see whether the result is coherent or just seems like the ramblings of a manic depressive.
And in the best case, the comments you leave will be my pair partner.