Way Out Web Postings

Here I accumulate some perhaps shocking, unbelievable, etc. stuff that might have some truth to it:

  1. from http://stackoverflow.com/questions/304399/do-caffeinated-drinks-improve-your-programming-productivity-or-cause-more-proble

    “I occasionally need to read mathematics journal articles for programming work that I do, and I find there are often things I simply cannot understand without enough caffeine in my system. The level of abstraction required to understand a mathematical proof is sometimes just too high for me to cope with otherwise.

    Sidebar: I think everyone has a natural “resting” level of abstraction that they are comfortable with; a programmer’s resting abstraction level is on average above that of a non-programmer’s, but professional mathematicians are another level above that. (The worst part is that some of them are additionally normal, friendly people who can socialise and play sports… Not that I’m jealous, of course.)”

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