- Oh for goodness sake...
- Yum! Sign me up!
- I'd have killed to have been part of the project they went through. As long as they maintained 80% grades they didn't have to attend classes. And when they were given this opportunity their grades went _up_.
- Not sure I agree with all of it. But there are lots of talking points there.
- You can't look a big problem too directly in the eye. You have to approach it somewhat obliquely. But you have to adjust the angle just right: you have to be facing the big problem directly enough that you catch some of the excitement radiating from it, but not so much that it paralyzes you. You can tighten the angle once you get going, just as a sailboat can sail closer to the wind once it gets underway.
If you want to work on big things, you seem to have to trick yourself into doing it. You have to work on small things that could grow into big things, or work on successively larger things, or split the moral load with collaborators. It's not a sign of weakness to depend on such tricks. The very best work has been done this way.
- Yes. Yes it did. I'll be keeping this one around to wave at people next time this debate comes up.
- A Lunar Lander clone. Infuriatingly addictive.
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