Peter Zilahy Ingerman, PhD, FBCS - Consultants

We specialize in Computer, Human, and Systems Symbiosis
... making all of the parts work together simply and smoothly for the benefit of all the parts!

Coat Racks make Learning Simple!

Learning Simplified With a Coat Rack!

Many years ago a story by Theodore Sturgeon introduced me to the concept of a "coatrack" ...  a place to hang things in an orderly manner.

In Sturgeon's story, an alien faced with a long and tedious description of the four-cycle internal combustion engine (do YOU remember the Carnot Cycle, and Adiabatic Expansion?) reduced it to a simple "coatrack" ... "suck, squeeze, pop, phooey".

Think about it ... anything you learn about the four-cycle engine has a place to hang on that set of four concepts!

It's a useful technique. I found myself in the position of having to take a course in accounting, a subject about which I knew nothing. Yes, there was a textbook, and many exercises ... but I aced the examination by remembering three simple rules:
1. You increase cash by debiting it;
2. Debits must equal credits;
3. Debits go on the left.

Once again, a nice coatrack, and it worked.