Very nice little essay there. Wish my dad had given me that sort of description of geometry when I was wallowing in it in high school myself. Hindsight being 20/20, I can see that now. It is too easy to get stuck on one way of doing something, think of the the box as it were. I've had to debug (and re-write) Perl scripts that were essentially NT batch command processes because that was the only way the person who was writing it seemed to be able to think.
If you focus too closely on something, you sometimes can't see another way around a particular problem. You almost need to be someone who specializes in generality (or something to that effect :-).
Anyway, very thought provoking.
"Ex libris un peut de tout"
Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
Please read these before you post! —
Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
Outside of code tags, you may need to use entities for some characters:
- a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
| & || & |
| < || < |
| > || > |
| [ || [ |
| ] || ] ||