I was always good at math, and I was going to be an engineer, because you had to have a real job. Where I come from, there are no artists; artists were teaching at the high school down the street.
Our school has principles but no rules. The ‘method’ is a basic means of solving actors’ problems.
I have been passionate about certain things forever, and I fell in love with computers in fourth grade. I got very lucky: My elementary school had a teletype that was connected to a mainframe computer that some business in downtown Houston donated a little bit of computer time to.
I had no schooling whatever while I was a slave, though I remember on several occasions I went as far as the schoolhouse door with one of my young mistresses to carry her books. The picture of several dozen boys and girls in a schoolroom engaged in study made a deep impression upon me, and […]
When UFOs became a popular subject and I was in early high school or something, it seemed to me great. We were just reaching out into space, and why not a much more advanced civilization reaching out to us? It seemed so heady and promising, such an interesting future. But as I learned a little […]
I feel I had a good career in high school and I felt like I could’ve been drafted a little higher, but it didn’t happen. So, I think carrying that chip on my shoulder knowing I want to prove these guys wrong helped me.
I never went to school. I was really, really naughty.
The overvaluation of intelligence among cultured people in our country has reached a frightening degree. Not only our public schools and our colleges and universities, but also our research institutions give the impression that the intelligence test is the only criterion of man’s mental endowment… It is as if imagination, moral courage, creative facilities were […]
It’s summer! I only get three short months to goof off! I’m not going to waste these precious days reading books! (“Calvin and Hobbes”)