Philip Guo (Phil Guo, Philip J. Guo, Philip Jia Guo, pgbovine)

Lessons from the Grind (MIT Technology Review)

Like many kids fascinated by science and technology, I grew up reading articles and watching documentaries about cutting-edge research. The way research was presented in popular media made results seem so clear-cut and pristine, as though brilliant individuals willed creative ideas into existence. However, reality is far messier: when I started working in computer science labs a decade ago as an MIT sophomore, I learned that the process of producing research involves thousands of hours of unglamorous work.

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Created: 2013-01-02
Last modified: 2013-01-02
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