Mapping out your problems

The popcorn carton on your lap is empty and the movie is reaching its climax. The hero sits in front of the ticking bomb, watching the counter tick through the final 60 seconds. The panel having been removed, a horribly complicated skein of wires lies exposed before him. By cutting though the right wire he can deactivate the bomb and save the world from certain destruction. Sever the wrong wire and it’s all over…

Strangely enough, as all devotees of the wide screen will know, despite relying almost exclusively on instinct or luck, the hero (or heroine) seldom does hack through the wrong wire. In real life, however, when it comes to disarming ...

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