Subject: Re: is lisp a general purpose lang?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Mon, 01 Apr 2002 20:51:16 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* cr88192 <>
| when I was younger I was supposedly mildly dyslexic, if that has any real 
| bearing on reading speed.

  So was I.  Thosuands of hours of hard work cured it completely.  Dyslexia
  is the result a persistent problem in how reading and writing is taught,
  not a disorder.  All students benefit from a very different way to read
  and write than the stupid ways that only accidentally produce people who
  can spell correctly and read fast.  In brief, words are really images
  made up of strokes.  I consider the individual letter approach to those
  strokes vastly superior to the ideographic scripts.  If you have not
  learned to see words as images, not as individual characters, by the time
  you are ten years old, it takes an _enormous_ effort to fix it, but trust
  me: it is worth it.  Nothing beats the written word's ability to save you
  time in learning from somebody else's experiences, skills, and wisdom.
  Just make up your mind to like it, then work hard to actually like it.

  In a fight against something, the fight has value, victory has none.
  In a fight for something, the fight is a loss, victory merely relief.