Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Successful ideas...

In science, successful ideas are those that are pervasive and invasive, are invitingly elegant and methodical, are open to extensio9ns and variants, andc apture and objective necessity, ansswer a widespread but diffuse sense of dissatisfaction in the scientific community


Christos Papadimitriou, in NP-Completeness: A Retrospective (via the P-NP page)
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