Re: [unrev-II] Am I the only dummy around here?

From: Jeff Miller (
Date: Mon Feb 14 2000 - 22:57:47 PST

From: Jeff Miller <>

On Mon, Feb 14, 2000 at 09:13:45PM -0800, Eugene Kim wrote:
> Regarding the content of the class itself, before I participated in this
> colloquium, I heard Doug speak about three times, all on the same topic.
> I didn't really start understanding what he was talking about until this
> colloquium's first session. And as I commented at last week's session, I
> realized after Jeff Rulifson's presentation that I hadn't completely
> gotten it. I'd be curious to hear other people's thoughts on this,
> whether they feel they grasp what Doug is trying to teach, and what they
> think about the general direction of the class.

It's a big idea and big ideas take more than one exposure to understand.
Each exposure to the idea should be from a slightly different angle but
not so different the it looks like a different idea. think three blind men
and an elephant joke as compared to the facites of a diamond.

jeff rulifson's gave a pseudo example which helped to pin down the parts
that were flapping in the wind. The bits I thought I understood but
couldn't confirm.


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