This week I learned more about the importance of things that serve some utilitarian purpose. For example Tom is making a rubber duck (plastic duck) that he can explain his problems to. This is because it is proven that if you explain your problems, even to an inanimate object, then you can understand your problem and find the answer easier. Now of course you could explain your problem to nothing at all and not have to print out anything but as Tom explained it helps to have a material object. I look forward to learning more.