September 19, 2003

Moving On

Posted by shonk at 12:07 AM in Geek Talk | TrackBack

Let me tell you, grad school is a humbling experience. Even when you're pretty on top of things, it's a lot of work. Which, in math at least, means a lot of staring at a sheet of paper covered in undecipherable symbols, wondering what the hell you were thinking. Or staring at the chalkboard in your office, subconsciously hoping that if you stare intently enough, the symbols will rearrange themselves into the proper order.

But, on the other hand, it's also exhilerating. After all, someone came up with these things, figured them out, passed the knowledge along. Which is really pretty extraordinary when you consider just how abstract it all is.