Douglas Adams – The Salmon of Doubt (2002)

If Ideas Had Shapes

Some of the most revolutionary new ideas come from spotting something old to leave out rather than thinking of something new to put in.

You also get dramatic advances when you spot that you can leave out part of the problem. Algebra, for instance (and hence the whole of computer programming), derives from the realization that you can leave out all the messy, intractable numbers.

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