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Two Things
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Two Things

Lorelei -- Monday, January 26, 2004 -- 07:09:00 PM

This game says that any field of study can be summed up with two key points - anything else either follows from the two things, or isn't really necessary.

Origins and examples can be found in this Agoraphilia post.

So, try reducing your field down to its Two Things!

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Lorelei -- Monday, January 26, 2004 -- 07:10:43 PM -- 1 of 88
Trust the force and never keep receipts. -Kate D.

The link in the header has great examples. For example:

Okay, here are the Two Things about economics. One: Incentives matter. Two: There’s no such thing as a free lunch.

I've been trying to come up with Two Things for computer science, but it's not going so well. My suggestion for medicine:

One: Germ theory. Hygiene prevents disease.
Two: Placebo effect. If you think it'll work, it actually might.

Nicola O. -- Monday, January 26, 2004 -- 07:12:29 PM -- 2 of 88
my blog: http://alphaheroes.blogspot.com

I think one of the two things for CS would have to be GI-GO.

Nicola O. -- Monday, January 26, 2004 -- 07:13:24 PM -- 3 of 88
my blog: http://alphaheroes.blogspot.com

Project Management:

1. The schedule will slip.
2. It's about how you manage the schedule slippage.

Alice CK -- Monday, January 26, 2004 -- 07:14:23 PM -- 4 of 88
the glass in the toilet is quite a pretty blue

I think one of the two things for CS would have to be GI-GO.

I think that's one of the two things for Human Relationships also.

Lorelei -- Monday, January 26, 2004 -- 07:15:39 PM -- 5 of 88
Trust the force and never keep receipts. -Kate D.

What is GI-GO?

Lori Dee -- Monday, January 26, 2004 -- 07:16:05 PM -- 6 of 88
Axial tilt is the reason for the season.

Industrial Automation:

1. Electricity
2. Control

Nicholas Kronos -- Monday, January 26, 2004 -- 07:16:11 PM -- 7 of 88
Release the hashtags!

The two things for computers (maybe not computer science) are obvious: 1 and 0.

Nicholas Kronos -- Monday, January 26, 2004 -- 07:16:33 PM -- 8 of 88
Release the hashtags!

GI GO = garbage in, garbage out.

Lorelei -- Monday, January 26, 2004 -- 07:20:59 PM -- 9 of 88
Trust the force and never keep receipts. -Kate D.

Thanks, Nicholas.

Driving (courtesy of my friend's uncle):

  1. Don't hit anything.
  2. Don't let anything hit you.

Nicholas Kronos -- Monday, January 26, 2004 -- 07:22:06 PM -- 10 of 88
Release the hashtags!

Programming: 1) The data structure should model the data; 2) The algorithm should encapsulate KISS (keep it simple, stupid).

Lizzie T. -- Monday, January 26, 2004 -- 07:35:39 PM -- 11 of 88
Oh, for crying out loud.

International Relations:
1. Enlightened self-interest
2. Weinberger Doctrine

National Security:
1. Bring overwhelming force to bear
2. Let them hate, so long as they fear

Marya -- Monday, January 26, 2004 -- 07:36:56 PM -- 12 of 88
You are the Proust of TPW, and we all prefer J.K. Rowling. -j. ross

English Literature:

The text is really about writing.

Writing is really about sex.

Eustacia -- Monday, January 26, 2004 -- 07:45:27 PM -- 13 of 88
Krusticus Rex

Science:

1. Artifactual data proves nothing.
2. All data is artifactual.

bellasera -- Monday, January 26, 2004 -- 07:50:52 PM -- 14 of 88
Meanwhile, I'm sitting her saying, "Mormo? What's a mormo?" Obviously I am.

Public Relations:
1. There's no such thing as bad press.
2. But you can always make it better.

Nicholas Kronos -- Monday, January 26, 2004 -- 07:52:35 PM -- 15 of 88
Release the hashtags!

Writing: Include what's necessary; leave out everything else.

GregD -- Monday, January 26, 2004 -- 08:09:19 PM -- 16 of 88
After the power to choose a man wants the power to erase. --Stephen Dunn

Biology:

  1. Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny. That's a complicated way of saying that the development of a single organism reflects that organism's evolution from previous specie.
  2. Change is driven by natural selection.

GregD -- Monday, January 26, 2004 -- 08:10:26 PM -- 17 of 88
After the power to choose a man wants the power to erase. --Stephen Dunn

Writing: Include what's necessary; leave out everything else.

I once had a prof tell me writing should be like bad sex. Get in, get off, get out.

Ellie Mayhem -- Monday, January 26, 2004 -- 08:14:12 PM -- 18 of 88

I think I slept with that professor.

tikibar -- Monday, January 26, 2004 -- 08:17:00 PM -- 19 of 88

Web programming as is mostly done in the real world:

1) Control-C
2) Control-V

Nicholas Kronos -- Monday, January 26, 2004 -- 08:28:26 PM -- 20 of 88
Release the hashtags!

Hahas to 18 and 19.

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