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### "10 Things I Have Learned"

10 Things I Have Learned by Milton Glaser

It is a sort of collage of bits and pieces that I have assembled over 50 years. It includes a lot of things I&#8217;ve said before but I&#8217;ve repackaged them rather attractively. This is what I&#8217;ve learned.

http://www.miltonglaserposters.com/news/pub_10.htm

An interesting take on "the meaning of life" or what it means to live a good life, or something like that. More than, say, thinking about what a good life would be, it evoked in me a feeling of what a good life would be. It also reminded me that I want to read Dante's Divine Comedy one day soon.
MarkTAW
March 10th, 2005
I smell tobacco smoke around point 12.
trollop
March 10th, 2005
> it evoked in me a feeling of what a good life would be

It, especially item 10, doesn't make me wish I were an industrial designer, in charge of packaging.

His comment at the end about the butcher buying cabbage didn't make sense to me, until I connected it with his analogy at the top of item 10: "butcher" -> "designer", "cabbage" -> "ethics", and "sweet-faced rabbit" -> "the Truth".
Christopher Wells
March 10th, 2005
>> "LESS IS NOT NECESSARILY MORE"

In math and computer science, I believe that less certainly is more. A short elegant proof or algorithm implementation is superior in all measures to its cumbersome, long-winded counterpart. In God's book of theorems that Paul Erdos spoke of, there are no verbose proofs.
Godless Visigoth
March 10th, 2005
> In God's book of theorems that Paul Erdos spoke of, there are no verbose proofs.

Modern cryptography, for example, depends on the non-existence of a concise algorithm for factoring a large number into prime numbers. Or, that same problem could be seen as an example of less is more: "less" (simply factorise this large number, please) is "more" (factorising will take me ages to do!).

_The music of the primes_ is a pretty interesting book about the history of mathematics; I wish it had existed when I was at school.
Christopher Wells
March 10th, 2005
he said "NOT NECESSARILY".
haha
March 10th, 2005
Number 3
SOME PEOPLE ARE TOXIC AVOID THEM.

...and yet we are here...
hoser
March 10th, 2005
>> "Modern cryptography, for example, depends on the non-existence of a concise algorithm for factoring a large number into prime numbers."

I know several very concise algorithms to determine if a number is prime. They'll take an eternity to run, but they're concise! ;-)
Godless Visigoth
March 10th, 2005
>LESS IS NOT NECESSARILY MORE

And of course, When Paging, Less Is More

http://web.gat.com/docview/less_is_more.html
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March 10th, 2005
Hehehe... he said "Balzac".
Tail of the "g"
March 10th, 2005