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i don't "know" anything.

jeremy zawodny discusses the difference between "knowing something" and "knowing how to find something" :

"We're all just very efficient at scavenging on the Web. Some are simply more efficient (or can think of better keywords) than others."

amusingly, in a previous life when i was debating between becoming a doctor in the m.d. sense and a doctor in the ph.d sense, a professor once told me to think about whether i was the type of person who wanted to "know" everything or whether i was the type of person who wanted to "know how to find" everything. the former is suited for a life as an m.d. and the latter get shunted into the ph.d pipleline. the comments always resonated with me because i've always known that i don't know anything, but i do know how to quickly find most things.

which is why i secretly desire to be a librarian. jenny has my dream job.

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6/02/2003 10:27:00 PM 0 comments


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