Reader Comments and Questions


It’s been a while since I’ve responded to some of the comments and questions I’ve received, most likely because I don’t receive many any.

But this past week I’ve received a couple of interesting comments that I thought would be worth sharing.

Dear Jim,

You really make it seem really easy along with your presentation but I to find this matter to  be really something which I think I would by no means understand.
It sort of feels too complicated and extremely huge for me. I am looking forward for your subsequent put up, I’ll try to get the hold of it!

Signed, Confused

Dear Confused,

You wrote this in response to my Vuja De post, in which I mentioned that the comedian George Carlin is often credited with coming up with the phrase, using it to describe “the strange feeling that, somehow, none of this has ever happened before.”

That’s exactly how I feel about your comment. It’s quite insightful, and I think by no means understand.

Dear Jim,

Very good, you did understand the principle well enough. I hope you get a lot of views, hitchhiking on someone else’s ideas too.

Signed, Hitchhiker

Dear Hitchhiker,

Thank you for your kind words in response to my post, Google Search and the Tragedy of the Commons. I didn’t really know what I was talking about in that post, since a big part of the post was just copied from Wikipedia, so I’m happy to hear that you thought I understood the principle well enough.

Your final thoughts remind me of Steve Jobs’ famous line that “Good artists copy, great artists steal.”

I guess I’ve created a third option, hitchhiking on someone else’s ideas. Maybe that’s what bad artists (and lazy bloggers) do.



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Jim Borden

Accounting Prof. at Villanova; happily married for 30+ years; father of 3 outstanding young men; vegan; interests: fitness, creativity, education, blogging, social media.

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