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"Absent-minded" is what they call you when you are a very smart idiot.

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comment Does Object Oriented Programming Really Model The Real World?
What does "represents the real world" mean?
comment What is the best retort to “premature optimization is the root of all evil”
The nature of the word "premature" means that it is open to discussion of when it is too early to optimize. That said, I understand the point of the rule - I've seen some truly awful code where the problem was due to unnecessary optimization - buying a tiny amount of time, but losing the ability to easily follow or modify the code.