Reflections on Hamming's Famous Lecture on Career Goals

Reflections on Hamming's Famous Lecture on Career Goals

Hamming’s last lecture was dense with bits of wisdom, and I agree in principle with most of the points that he raised in his attempt to define both success, and a path to success. There is though some contradiction in what he proposes and some bias in his definition of success and an ‘ideal’ life, but he’s allowed the liberty of biases owing to his age and immense experience at the frontiers of success.

Link to the talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1zDuOPkMSw

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