So true. I remember reading Death and the Compass first and just having my mind blown. I definitely recommend for any fans of math and murder mysteries!
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"A man, unexcited by his own possessions and increasingly confused as to why he collected all these things in the first place, decides to hire someone else to live amidst his books and clothes, DVDs and framed photographs, so that he can learn how another person might more intelligently put it to use. "
One of my favorite pieces of writing on the importance of hacking, whether it's software or the world at large.
"Every system has two sets of rules: The rules as they are intended or commonly perceived, and the actual rules ('reality'). In most complex systems, the gap between these two sets of rules is huge."