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March 5, 2011

From bi-polar to bi-winning

I was at NEPLS today—the New England Programming Languages Seminar.

Quote of the day (paraphrased):

I started grad school in '97 and it took ten years before the following stopped happening: every time I got a paper rejected I said, 'It was terrible, I've never had a good idea, I'm in the wrong area, etc.' And every time I got a paper accepted I was God's gift to programming langauges, etc. It took me that long to realize that it's happened before, it'll happen again, it's gonna be OK."

Not very concise, but true to life.