Dr. Frederick Crabbe's Home Page

A martial arts student went to his teacher and said earnestly, "I am devoted to studying your martial system. How long will it take me to master it." The teacher's reply was casual, "Ten years." Impatiently, the student answered, "But I want to master it faster than that. I will work very hard. I will practice everyday, ten or more hours a day if I have to. How long will it take then?" The teacher thought for a moment, "20 years."



This picture is of Hank.



Contact Information

United States Naval Academy
Computer Science Department
572M Holloway Rd Stop 9F
Annapolis, Maryland 21402
v:(410) 293-6812
f:(410) 293-2686
email: crabbe@usna.edu

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A novice was trying to fix a broken Lisp machine by turning the power off and on. Knight, seeing what the student was doing spoke sternly: "You can not fix a machine by just power-cycling it with no understanding of what is going wrong." Knight turned the machine off and on. The machine worked.

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