Monday, February 19, 2007

Quote of the Day and Happy Chinese New Year Everybody

Sometimes through heroism you can make something work. However, understanding why it worked, abstracting it, making it a primitive is the key to getting to the next order of magnitude of scale.

-- Robert Calderbank
Princeton

2 comments:

dbeilis said...

I like it a lot... I wish more people would understand appreciate this. Most of the time we hardly get to the 1st stage

Nick Zhu said...

Although its hard to believe, I always think only a bad army needs heroes to help them win a battle, but like what Sun Tze said a good army does not need heroes because they win the battle before it even started.