Wednesday, February 15, 2012

R.W. Hamming

I received a new book in the mail today. I'm a huge fan of Richard Hamming (e.g. this), and the book is everything I hoped for.

I thought I would just post a quote (from him, not one of the many interesting quotes he includes):

The taste to work on the right problem at the right time and in the right way is the secret of doing significant things.

To focus on just one aspect: what you are trying to do must be doable. Timing is (almost) everything.

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