July 28th, 2010

Anhinga, snakebird

The Top Idea in Your Mind; "Дом, в котором…"

Paul Graham wrote a very interesting essay, The Top Idea in Your Mind.

"[...] Everyone who's worked on difficult problems is probably familiar with the phenomenon of working hard to figure something out, failing, and then suddenly seeing the answer a bit later while doing something else. There's a kind of thinking you do without trying to. I'm increasingly convinced this type of thinking is not merely helpful in solving hard problems, but necessary. The tricky part is, you can only control it indirectly.Collapse )

I suspect a lot of people aren't sure what's the top idea in their mind at any given time. I'm often mistaken about it. I tend to think it's the idea I'd want to be the top one, rather than the one that is. But it's easy to figure this out: just take a shower. What topic do your thoughts keep returning to? If it's not what you want to be thinking about, you may want to change something."

Мириам Петросян "Дом, в котором…"
"Очень хорошая книга, жаль маленькая, всего 960 страниц.
Герои романа панически боятся выпуска, необходимости покинуть Дом. Я тоже боялась. И вот оно произошло.

Я думаю о них, мне грустно без них тут, в наружности."

Кажется, ёё надо читать больше одного раза, чтобы совсем разобраться. Волшебная книжка... Collapse )