older books tend to be better at conveying the important ideas and design decisions behind a language, and are more often written by its designers and key implementers, whereas newer books tend to focus on applications or optimize for approachability.
Just because your mind creates a thought doesn’t make it true.
There will be times when you feel alone, misunderstood and even abandoned. There are times when you wish you could just be “normal” whatever the hell that means. Yet no one who was normal ever made history. Never have. Never will.
I need to be alone. Pretty regularly actually. I can get easily overwhelmed when I’m surrounded by people, or when I’m forced into too many social situations. That’s just the way I’ve always been. The remedy for that is to spend time with myself.
I read constantly, throughout every single day. I read obsessively, consuming new books and revisiting old at an alarming rate. I read because I want to see the world through new sets of eyes. My bookshelves strain under the weight of comics, graphic novels, the complete works of Shakespeare, the Harry Potter series, books about Steve Jobs and Wall Street and Walmart and business and histories of the Holocaust.
That’s of course if you actually like what you do and who you do it with. If neither of those things are true, well, perhaps it’s time to ask yourself: Why are neither of those things true? Then, preferably take steps to remedy the situation once that question grows old (and before you do!).
Dan Abramov time travel