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You watch a movie. In order to get something from it, you have to enter the world that it presents. You must suspend disbelief.

This is essential for the product to work correctly. If you are unwilling to believe, say, that space mercenaries have Wookiee friends, or that the bumbling Bluth family exists — then it’s very unlikely the product is for you.


It would puzzle me immensely if a person continues to watch a movie while insisting that Meryl Streep isn’t actually a nun or that there is no such thing as a warp core. Commit, or find another movie.

Similarly, it puzzles me when programmers choose an abstraction while being unwilling to adopt its mental model.

Suspension of disbelief

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