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Metaphor and Problem Solving

Because the OOP view is similar to the way in which people go about solving problems in real life (finding another agent to do the real work!), intuition, ideas, and understanding from everyday experience can be brought to bear on computing.

On the other hand, common sense was seldom useful when computers were viewed in the process-state model, since few people solve their everyday problems using pigeon-holes.

Intro OOP, Chapter 1, Slide 29