Stephen Wolfram

Stephen has worked from home for 28 years (I’m at 15 years now). Lots of ideas and tips – he is definitely very methodical about his environment. The opening lines of the blog article sums it up pretty well:

I’m a person who’s only satisfied if I feel I’m being productive. I like figuring things out. I like making things. And I want to do as much of that as I can. And part of being able to do that is to have the best personal infrastructure I can.

Conrad Wolfram thinks that math education should be changed so that the calculation step is handled by computers while students focus on practical applications and theoretical concepts. Math calculations by hand do teach to some extent, he admits, but he says

there’s a much better way to learn about procedures. It’s called programming. That’s how everybody specifies procedurizing things in the modern world.

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