A key point for me in this speech was John Tukey refusing to wear "the right clothes" and paying the price for not conforming: as Hamming says, pay the price only if you decide that is the battle you want to fight.

A great anecdote here about how minds work, starring Tukey and Feynman.


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Again, really interesting, thanks! The more I think about it, the more I value courage. Maybe the arbitrage you offered wasn't the right one, but at least you made a choice and sticked with it. This is something that we should value, instead of postponing decisions or constantly changing one's mind (I imagine it's really difficult to work for sb who does that).

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