The First Post…

21 January 2018 /

To Firsts

When I decided to leave New York City and become a graduate student at the University of Toronto (more on that decision soon) I assumed I would have a website and blog–documenting my work and containing thoughtful posts about transitioning from artist/filmmaker to scientist, alongside keen insights into the world of academia.

Now that over 16 months have passed, I’m finally getting started. And while ‘thoughtful’ and ‘keen’ will remain as targets, I have decided they will definitely not be requirements.

You have probably heard the expression “don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good”. As pointed out by Neil Patel, this has been a common refrain throughout history:

  • Voltaire: “The best is the enemy of the good.”
  • Confucius: “Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.”
  • Shakespeare: “Striving to better, oft we mar what’s well.”

Well, I’d like to take it a step further, and, going forward, not let the good be the enemy of the post. Better a “pebble without” than no pebble at all.

I’ll leave things with an image of Google’s very first server.

They now have approximately 900,000 of the things.