In a recent weblog entry, Miguel comments on how he handles looming problems on the horizon. He tells the story of Gnunmeric's comuptation engine and summarizes it this way:
What I like about this story, is that I could have given up at any point since there was a large problem ahead of me: a problem I had no answers to. And I see this with many free software developers, students and even in normal social situations: people stop doing things because they see a big problem ahead of them that they can not possibly conceive working around. My advise to every young programmer is to start writing code and delay addressing imaginary problems until they become real.
There's a lesson that for folks in lots of areas, not just software development. Even life in general.
Too many people try to solve everything in advance or devise the perfect solution.
Posted by jzawodn at May 20, 2004 11:31 AM
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