Elegant In Themselves

A Venn Diagram visually communicates how ideas overlap with shapes not words. A quote from John Venn, inventor of the graphic used to teach people about similarities: (source)

We endeavor to employ only symmetrical figures, such as should not only be an aid to reasoning, through the sense of sight, but should also be to some extent elegant in themselves.~John Venn

Alicia Lu writes adapts the Venn Diagram in her post about the impostor syndrome (source). She describes two perspectives of failure:

…[a] characteristic that’s somewhat unique to programming is that it consists of near constant failure. Unlike learning other skills where one can expect to be reasonably competent after sufficient practice, programming largely consists of constantly failing, trying some things, failing some more, and trying more things until it works. One of the biggest differences between experienced and novice programmers is that experienced programmers know more things to try.

See also older post: (source)

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