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•Re^3: Indicators of your Perl skill

by merlyn (Sage)
on Jan 09, 2005 at 19:00 UTC ( #420723=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Indicators of your Perl skill
in thread Indicators of your Perl skill

That principle is represented in a few Zen koans that I recall from my earlier days. It does seem consistent that every person goes through a period in their learning process where they think they know more than they actually know. They exit that phase towards proper mastery only by realizing they know far less than what there is to know.

In the online world, this "middle category" manifests as the "helper who gets constantly corrected". I think we've seen a few of those here, and certainly on Usenet, and definitely on some of the Perl mailing lists.

-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker
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Re^4: Indicators of your Perl skill
by Ninthwave (Chaplain) on Apr 11, 2005 at 18:58 UTC

    Paraphrased Socrates: 'Wisdom is knowing that you don't know.'

    "No matter where you go, there you are." BB

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