Month: January 2021

  • Learning by Doing

    The Wrong Way When I learned to code, I thought I was learning the wrong way. The 1980s were the Bronze Age of the personal computer with the Apple II, Commodore 64, Atari 800, and the TRS-80 competing for mind and market share. I had gotten it into my head that every home, school, and […]

  • Learning from First Principles

    A Troublesome Student I was a poor student in elementary school. I was unable to focus for more than a few minutes at a time. Bored and restless I treated the classroom as a kind of one-man show to entertain myself and earn the admiration of my peers. I remember bringing our family’s fancy silverware […]

  • Success Means Learning

    Much of my success in life I attribute not to the fortunes or misfortunes of my birth (genetics, socioeconomics) but to my ability to learn and act on what I’ve learned. I could be totally wrong. As an experiment of one all my success could be due to luck and happenstance. I have learned that […]