Great Quote On Learning

We Learn... 10%..of What We Read 20%..of What We Hear 30%..of What We See 50%..of What We See and Hear 70%..of What We Discuss With Others 80%..of What We Experience Personally 95%..of What We Teach Others -William Glasser

And that's why I blog!

99.9% of What We Program -implied by Gerald Jay Sussman, he didn't say it, but he's thinking it.

And program!

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sri 3979 days ago

what's missing:

99.9% of What We Program http://www.oopsla.org/2005/ShowEvent.do?id=403

Ramon Leon 3979 days ago

:) Interesting that you post that link, I was there. I was blown away by him. Sussman's a god; Every engineer in the room was busy picking their jaws up from the floor and every programmer was grinning from ear to ear and nodding silently. It was great. Post Amended!

sri 3977 days ago

Hey -- I don't think Sussman said that explicitly "99.9% of What We Program" that was me paraphrasing Sussman (and i wasn't there at the talk) -- that 99.9% was pulled out of thin air!!

Actually I remembered some big shot talking about programming in that way and i couldn't remember who it was; something like "you really learn when you program..."

Maybe it was Knuth -- see comments in his programs below -- (search for "learn") http://www-cs-faculty.stanford.edu/~knuth/programs/setset-all.w

And the first comment here http://www-cs-faculty.stanford.edu/~knuth/programs/lp.w

Stephan Eggermont 3723 days ago

Hmm, that depends on the tests.

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