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Re: "Rites of Passage" wheel reinventing

by Nkuvu (Priest)
on Feb 26, 2004 at 21:59 UTC ( #332109=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to "Rites of Passage" wheel reinventing

I think there should be a bit more distinction in your meditation. Maybe it's there and I just missed it. But I feel there's a big difference in 1. rolling your own because you don't know the wheel exists already, 2. rolling your own to learn how that particular wheel works, and 3. rolling your own to be able to say that you did. But of course these aren't necessarily mutually exclusive.

Just my two copper-plated zinc bits.

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Re: Re: "Rites of Passage" wheel reinventing
by hardburn (Abbot) on Feb 26, 2004 at 22:27 UTC

    I think it's important to add 4. rolling your own because the other guy's wheel is square. Or at least not quite round in spots. Without #4, we'd all be using Babbage's Difference Engine (or worse--see demerphq's reply above).

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      Yep, missed that one. Thanks.

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