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Hamming on the Feel Method

One way to define an expert is as someone that has developed an intuition (a ‘feeling’) for solutions to complicated problems in some domain. We’re all experts in some laws of physics (do you use a calculator when catching a … Continue reading

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Hamming on Centralization vs Me on Bureaucracy

The most obvious illustration is computers have given top management the power to micromanage their organization, and top management has shown little or no ability to resist using this power… The persons on the spot usually have better knowledge than … Continue reading

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Hamming on a Leader’s Focus

It is well known the drunken sailor who staggers to the left or right with n independent random steps will, on the average, end up about root n steps from the origin. But if there is a pretty girl in … Continue reading

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Hamming on How to Do Great Things

I recently finished a book by Richard Hamming called “The Art of Science and Engineering”. This book received an extraordinary recommendation from Bret Victor, a pretty interesting guy in his own right (how cool is his website?). Then Bret went and … Continue reading

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