Subject: Re: Hating mistakes and carrying bubbles
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2000 08:57:32 -0500
From: Alex Bogomolny
Thank you very much for pointing out a typo in my presentation of my son's solution. For God's sake, why is it a question of hate? What bubble are you talking about? Is solution correct or not? Will it measure the time period promised?
The page was written 3 years ago. We had a very enlightening family activity at the time. I assure you that even then my boy would not be downcast just because it took 2 turns and not 1. We all enjoyed doing something together.
Since, the boy went to college on a merit scholarship: Case Western Reserve University, Bio-Medical Engineering Program - one of the best in the country. He was admitted to every single university he applied to (including Columbia, Johns Hopkins, Brandeis.)
Your attitude towards somebody's mistakes is dismal. People learn from mistakes. You know who does not err: the one who does nothing.
You also made a factual mistake. As long as you or anybody else did not provide a 1 turn solution, the solution that requires 2 turns is an absolute minimum. I do not undersand what "appearing" has to do in this context. Did a 1 turn solution appear to you? If so, I would very much like to hear about it.