Mitch's Technical Blog

Interlude

July 27, 2018
notes, toots (revised July 28, 2018)
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It is not knowledge, but the act of learning, not possession but the act of getting there, which grants the greatest enjoyment.

- Carl Friedrich Gauss, on Twitter, replying to a follower who wanted to know, "Are we there yet?!"

OK, I first encountered this quote in a lovely little book I just discovered, Algorithmic Puzzles, by Anany Levitin and Maria Levitin. A quick search got me closer to a primary source.


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