Mitch's Technical Blog


July 27, 2018
notes, toots (revised July 28, 2018)

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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