Programming principles – 4. Premise – Minimal information

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Now that we have our requirements, we examine our premises / postulates / assumptions.

The first premise is that we can only hold limited information.

This is a consequence of us being human and how the brain works.

Maybe you’ve heard that we can only remember 7 plus or minus 2 bits of information at any time. (The magical number seven, plus or minus two)

Regardless of the exact truthfulness of that statement, the point remains.

We can only remember / be aware of limited information at any one time.