Saturday, March 1, 2008


Michael Nielsen 最近談到閱讀有兩種方式,一種是從文字中找出垃圾,然後予以譴責;第二種則是從文字中找出金子,然後讓金子發光。
There are two ways to approach the reading of a piece of writing (or, indeed, an idea presented in any form). One way is to take your intellectual firepower and use it to locate the dirt in the piece, all the errors and mistaken assumptions. The second way is to try with all your might to locate the hidden nuggets of gold, the new insights, and, once those insights are located, to extract and purify them as best you can.

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