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“What Are You Tracking In Your Head?” by John Wentworth

LessWrong (Curated)

Audio version of the posts shared in the LessWrong Curated newsletter.




A large chunk - plausibly the majority -  of real-world expertise seems to be in the form of illegible skills: skills/knowledge which are hard to transmit by direct explanation. They’re not necessarily things which a teacher would even notice enough to consider important - just background skills or knowledge which is so ingrained that it becomes invisible.

I’ve recently noticed a certain common type of illegible skill which I think might account for the majority of illegible-skill-value across a wide variety of domains.

Here are a few examples of the type of skill I have in mind: