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Beginner's mind
Tuesday, December 20, 2005

L'affaire Reddit points out the importance of maintaining beginner's mind. As we learn a new environment, we also learn what to avoid: what steps not to take, what things not to do, what events not to expect. Over time, this learning finds into the background and we no longer notice the rough edges because we no longer encounter them. For us, it's as if they are not there.

The great thing about Reddit and about the new energy bubbling up around Lisp (or should I say sprouting?) is all of the new energy and attention being paid to Lisp's many rough edges. If we're really lucky and try hard, we may come out at the end of the day with a Lisp language and community that won't make this scenario so common.


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