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In which jashkenas reveals that he's never used CS for work!
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yesterday by tomasdore
10,000 Hours With Claude Shannon: How A Genius Thinks, Works, and Lives
A genius is simply someone who is usefully irritated. And that useful irritation doesn’t come until, somewhere in the midst of the work, you stumble onto something that troubles you, pulls at you, doesn’t look quite right.
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yesterday by spencer_wilson
An Absolute Truth: On Writing a Life of Coltrane
Posthumously, the mythology and exaltation of Coltrane, as well as his musical influence, only grew. But by that point, Simpkins had already researched and written Coltrane’s story, expressing an uncompromising, unapologetic black voice rarely found in the annals of jazz before or since.
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