Subject: Re: OT: Geometrical Algorithm Design - Addendum
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Mon, 07 Nov 2005 03:36:57 -0600
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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Kenny Tilton  <> wrote:
| My breakthrough as a developer came when I realized that any time I was 
| working hard I must have created bad design. ie, I am not smart enough 
| to design well, but I am sensible enough to acknowledge when I have 
| created bad code. That does not require intelligence, it requires an 
| aversion to work, and that I have.

Indeed! The Robert A. Heinlein short story "The Tale of the Man Who
Was Too Lazy To Fail" [a chapter of his novel "Time Enough For Love:
The Lives of Lazarus Long"] explores this phenomenon in considerable
detail. You'll probably love it, if you haven't already read it.
It's about a man who hated work so much that he worked very,
*very* hard so that he wouldn't have to do any (and suceeded!).  ;-}


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