Chomsky note III

I guess you realised the Chomsky visit was constrained by a very detailed and tightly laid-out protocol. So, the only time off the Chomskys had was on Thursday morning, before their flying off to Greece. Instead of taking the time off and relax, he went to a conference and listened to a number of talks. The cab driver picked him up from the conference venue to take them directly to the airport…

In other words, I am not sure the Edison percentages (genius consisting of 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration) are quite accurate, but it does take a lot of perspiration to achieve anything of note, really. Which is quite a statement coming from a lazy cat like me.

Of course, it was a week full of wonders not just because of Chomsky — but more on that later: I've got work to do! 😉

One thought on “Chomsky note III

  1. Hey there,

    I also liked Chomsky’s first speech, although I was rendered outside in front of a big screen, sitting on the ground with a LOT of studenty type young people. The audience was really great outside and very enthusiastic. I actually really enjoyed being there, instead of inside with the politicos, as it was exactly how a lecture delivered by someone like Chomsky should be attended: the active, the interested, not the political sellouts.


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