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Notes and Reflections on Books and Media

by Hannah Leitheiser

Instant Gratification

The Seventh Sense: Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of Networks

Joshua Cooper Ramo

2016

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2019-03-21

"Programming appeals most precisely to those who do not yet have sufficient maturity to tolerate long delays between the effort to achieve something and the appearance of concrete evidence of success." - Joseph Weizenbaum - Joshua Cooper Ramo, The Seventh Sense: Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of Networks (2016)

I don't know if that's quite fair. A carpenter can take some 2x4's and cement blocks and get instant gratification of having made a bench or shelves. And something of quality can take months or years.

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