Dear Logan,

I just read this blog post written by the guy who created GMail.  He somehow manages to tie programming, creating a business, politics, and religion all together, talking about how there’s always a short-cut that can be exploited by taking advantage of the difference between the intended rules and the actual reality of any system.  I thought that he was going to continue to take the analogy into physics, but he didn’t go that far.  Here’s my favorite part of the post:

“The entire process of building a business and having other people and computers do the work for you is a big hack. Nobody ever created a billion dollars through direct physical labor.”

Put another way, I think you could sum up this whole post as “the way to achieve success is to be creative”, but I like his spin on it.  I’d probably revise that to “The way to achieve success is to be creative AND persistent.”

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