When I first time heard this term in my iBT reading class, I found it was interesting.
"Catch-22" situation, coin by Joseph Heller in his novel Catch-22. describing a general situation in which an individual has to accomplish two actions which are mutually dependent on the other action being completed first. A familiar example of this circumstance occurs in the context of job searching. In moving from school to a career, one may encounter a Catch-22 where one cannot get a job without work experience, but one cannot gain experience without a job.
- Feb 13 Tue 2007 19:55