June 18, 2003

Automatic response

You know how when you do something, like touch a hot place or stick your finger in the fire, your hand jerks back, and then you realise it was sore?

There's a name for this process - autonomic response, or similar. Basically, if I remember high school biology correctly, all the signals required to save you from certain death happen via your central nervous system, and bypass your brain.

Anyway, I think I have this sort of arrangement between my ears and my mouth.

I hear something, I say something in response, and only then does my brain kick in and try to figure out if I need to duck, or apologise.

I'm going to call this process autoquip.

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