Talk:1411: Loop

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First explanation. How did I do, veterans? Lacedemonian (talk) 04:45, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

Not bad. I reorganised the content and fixed some stylistic flaws.

Awaiting older veterans to cross-reference with older entries. 108.162.229.70 05:11, 22 August 2014 (UTC)Sylvertech

I count 4 devices: monitor, laptop, tablet, phone. 108.162.216.22 05:52, 22 August 2014 (UTC)J. from Mi.

All he needs is to have been wearing a Google Glass-type device, and this can simultaneously be both a smaller display (by absolute scale) to recurse onto after the smartphone and a possibly larger display (by proportion of view) to recurse back out of onto the 'smaller' computer monitor display... 141.101.99.233 09:14, 22 August 2014 (UTC)


I rather think that the image text is ironic. How many people, when reading a book, absentmindedly read a page (so far so good, possible) let your mind wonder (ok) and then pickup another book to start browsing (I think not). --108.162.231.175 09:26, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

I did that. It used to happen in situations when I was stuck somewhere (like sitting in a camper on a rainy day during holidays, or riding a train on a long way home etc.) and had limited access to entertainment (like a few books that I have taken with me just in case). I would then read a couple of pages, get bored, take another book, get bored after several pages, than take another that I have read three times already, get bored... then stare out of the window for some time, get bored... then pick one of the books again in hope it might keep me occupied for a while... and so on. Interactive media are somewhat better for time-killing but not by much. 108.162.254.29 17:45, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
There's a scene in Harry Potter (book) where Harry himself does this, albeit while studying for some exams. He's tired and studying, he reads the same line four or five times before realizing that he's done so, so he starts studying another subject. The knowledge from that line gets used sometime later as a non-essential plot point (I think). 108.162.216.41 11:37, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

They could pick up a magazine - my wife does it all the time. Mattdevney (talk) 09:33, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

It's not a flowchart in the traditional sense, which would have separate boxes for each step (and this doesn't, it's just a step, no container of any kind, with an arrow to the next). RChandra (talk) 12:42, 22 August 2014 (UTC)


Let's not forget about smart-watches!Sirvanilla (talk) 5:09, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

Came here from news site... Strange. Multimotyl (talk) 21:08, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

Already had an account, less strange? 108.162.216.41 11:37, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
He's saying that he's in the middle of such a loop right now.--108.162.245.47 19:23, 26 August 2014 (UTC)


Now I want to see him then checking a smart-watch with it, then have a smaller laptop in between the mobile devices and the current laptop, then have a larger computer behind the one he already has. Halo422 (talk) 20:07, 15 December 2017 (UTC)