Thursday, August 02, 2007

[NON-TECH] From Dennis Ritchie's Bio....

Some times there are far too many things for people to decide on what to do? how to excel? what exactly is our strength ? . The problem here is that people tend to be *good* in several things, but being *good* is not enough if a person who is *good* compares to some of the smartest people in the same field. All this thoughts haunt every one I found the following from Dennis Ritchie's biography here
"My undergraduate experience convinced me that I was not smart enough to be a physicist, and that computers were quite neat. My graduate school experience convinced me that I was not smart enough to be an expert in the theory of algorithms and also that I liked procedural languages better than functional ones."
see that line "I was not smart enough to be an expert in the theory of algorithms....." I guess any person at his position would never say that (even though he is not smart), I really felt this guy is TRULY a GREAT GUY, he had to be really modest and humble to say such things......
Cheers!
Vamsi.

1 comment:

Deva said...

You write very well.