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 Any seemingly pointless activity which is actually necessary to solve a problem which solves a problem which, several levels of recursion later, solves the real problem you're working on (More explanations in the [[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/yak_shaving|wiktionary]]) Any seemingly pointless activity which is actually necessary to solve a problem which solves a problem which, several levels of recursion later, solves the real problem you're working on (More explanations in the [[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/yak_shaving|wiktionary]])
  
-<blockquote>Acutally, my whole life is just one big yak shaving exercise. Luckily, these subroutines ARE my life and are very rewarding. [...] you have to learn when to say no to the temptation of "endless fiddling" but it is through this fiddling that I sometimes find myself in a new place, sometimes slightly before the rest of the pack. If it weren't for this fiddling, I'd be spending my life solving boring problems for boring bosses. +<blockquote> 
---Joi Ito http://joi.ito.com/weblog/2005/03/05/yak-shaving.html </blockquote>+Actually, my whole life is just one big yak shaving exercise. Luckily, these subroutines ARE my life and are very rewarding. [...] you have to learn when to say no to the temptation of "endless fiddling" but it is through this fiddling that I sometimes find myself in a new place, sometimes slightly before the rest of the pack. If it weren't for this fiddling, I'd be spending my life solving boring problems for boring bosses. 
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 +--Joi Ito on [[http://joi.ito.com/weblog/2005/03/05/yak-shaving.html|yak shaving]] 
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