So do you suppose Michaelangelo was making subtle tweaks to the hunk of marble 
he found David inside of?

Ok,back to your regularly scheduled programming...



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From: alex <a...@slab.org>
To: Raoul Duke <rao...@gmail.com>
Cc: Ppig-Discuss-List <ppig-discuss-list@open.ac.uk>
Sent: Mon, March 29, 2010 3:53:48 PM
Subject: Re: models of creativity in programming

On 29 March 2010 21:25, Raoul Duke <rao...@gmail.com> wrote:
> touche: http://www.idlewords.com/2005/04/dabblers_and_blowhards.htm

Yes, Paul Graham really shouldn't pretend to speak on behalf of a
whole culture.  Also he clearly knows nothing about the research
community he rails against in the same paper:

"The way to create something beautiful is often to make subtle tweaks
to something that already exists, or to combine existing ideas in a
slightly new way. This kind of work is hard to convey in a research
paper."

I guess he's not seen the proceedings of ISMIR, for example.

Here's a rather extensive commentary:
  http://home.comcast.net/~dness/notes/graham5.html


alex

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