Wednesday, January 16, 2013
"Ralph, like us, was willing to be a fool. And the way to get to the top of the heap in terms of developing original research is to be a fool, because only fools keep trying. You have idea number 1, you get excited and it flops. Then you have idea number 2, you get excited, and it flops.Then you get idea 99, and you get excited, and it flops. Only a fool would be excited by the 100th idea, but it might take 100 ideas before one really pays off. Unless you're foolish enough to be continually excited, you won't have the motivation, you won't have the energy to carry it through. God rewards fools." Martin Hellman in "The Code Book" by Simon Singh.