[erlang-questions] Erlang and the learning curve

Ryan Zezeski <>
Sat Jan 15 04:40:16 CET 2011

Teach Yourself Programming in 10 Years! (or the next ones free)


Neat side story...For those of you who know the name Hunter S. Thompson you
might be interested to know the he learned to write by typing out Hemingway
word for word, letter for letter.  I've used that fact as a reminder that
the act of doing is the best teacher.  If you're not failing everyday, then
you're not trying hard enough.  Success isn't nearly as insightful as


On Sat, Jan 8, 2011 at 4:24 PM, Robert Virding <
> wrote:

> This whole dscussion reminds a little of the Paul Graham essay "Beating the
> Averages", http://www.paulgraham.com/avg.html , where he discusses the
> Blub paradox.
> Robert

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