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I think I can do this, but ...

I came across the following sentence in one of Paul Graham's essays:

I think I can do this, but I have to figure out what I'm trying to do before I can figure out whether or not it's possible.

This might not make strict logical sense but it nicely sums up one of the problems facing software developers.

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EM Foster is given credit for that quote but the credit is not really his. Credit really goes to Graham Wallas: The Art of Thought [1926]
January 10 | Unregistered Commenterdcanup

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