A learning objective I approve of

by reestheskin on 08/08/2016

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“Classics are written by people, often in their twenties, who take a good look at their field, are deeply dissatisfied with an important aspect of the state of affairs, put in a lot of time and intellectual effort into fixing it, and write their new ideas with self-conscious clarity. I want all Berkeley graduate students to read them.”

Reading the classics by Christos Papadimitriou. [As in maths / computing classics, so includes Euler’s paper on the Konigsberg bridges etc, but also Vannevar Bush’s ‘As we may think’.