Scriptlets are very small scripts, in essence they are detailed instructions on how to accomplish some small piece of a much larger plan of action. The skills we refer to when we ask about people's abilities almost always refer to scriptlets. We acquire scriptlets when we learn by doing.

Our abilities are bound up in scriptlets. When we say we know how to do something, we are often referring to one or more scriptlets we have acquired over the years. These scriptlets are often quite unconscious. They often consist of very low-level skills we have practiced many times over the years. An important point here is that practice almost never takes place for its own sake. We practice scriptlets solely because we are constantly pursuing the same goal again and again. We never use a scriptlet except in service of a goal.

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