The "Good Samaritan" Principle

Sometimes a quick consultation with Professor Google or Doctor Bing just doesn't bring you any satisfaction - and you end up having to work.

Richard Dingwall suggests that when this happens, you should consider blogging about the issue, sharing your experience so that others can benefit. (In many ways, this is a capsule description of all human progress!)

This is the Good Samaritan Principle.

Blog about your problem - and its solution if

  • It took you more than 2 hours to solve;
  • and you didn't find the answer in Google
  • or you did find the answer by searching but it took you an hour to find it.

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