Observations on time.
- One hour of exercise is much more important for my well being than one hour of sleep.
- Why does the physics department at the University of Washington have a sundial on the building? I mean, yes it is very cool, but no there are not many opportunities to use it!
- Michael Nielsen blogs about Malcolm Gladwell’s new book Outliers: The Story of Success
and about the 10000 hour rule. Supposedly one needs 10000 hours of practice to truly master a subject. That’s over a year in time! That’s like seven years straight if I work four hours a day with no breaks. That doesn’t even feel like the right order of magnitude to me, but I’m not much of an expert in this stuff.
- John Archibald Wheeler is quoted as having said “Time is what prevents everything from happening at once.” If this is true, then apparently I am in the vicinity of a breakdown in the temporal structure of our universe. Crap, gotta run!