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27 September 2002 @ 02:23 pm
Today's Dose of Doc-related Trivia  
Since I was 13, I've been writing, and studying both psychology and how to be a writer. And when I say studying, I mean studying, not just an idle curiosity played out in momentary flights of fancy. I read the market reviews, the journals, I ordered sample copies from all over the globe, because it was what I wanted to do. In Career Education, I researched two careers: Literary Writer and Clinical Psychologist. Those of you who know me personally know that this is obviously not what I study in school - Mathematics and Computer Science. All of my application materials to Macalester indicate that I wanted to be a poet, not a mathematician / computer scientist.

Every truly serious mathematician I've ever spoken with about the trade has always considered themselves something of a poet. But in their hearts, I think math/cs people are Nockers (gratuitous Changeling reference, I know). Do Nockers write poetry?
 
 
 
la femme stygian: critical massgunn on September 27th, 2002 12:31 pm (UTC)
Mine doesn't. But I assume some do. All of my application material to Macalester indicates that I want to be a geneticist, not an english/drama flunkie who works for THE MAN, looking at houses all day.

It would be appropriate for Nockers to write poetry. It would be GOOD poetry, too.
The past is prologue: flashnemoren on September 27th, 2002 04:21 pm (UTC)
1. What's a Nocker?
2. How'd you end up doing Math/CS?
3. Do the poetry. Earn money from your field of study. Do both for a while. Be a postmodern Rennaissance man.
atelierlune on September 27th, 2002 10:07 pm (UTC)
Yes! Be the poet! Be the poet!

Oh dear, I'm chanting again...

It's obvious you love it, you can't stay away from it.
Oυτιςerragal on September 27th, 2002 10:16 pm (UTC)
Ooooh, guess what I was going to do when I first came to Mac!


I second the vote for the computer/poet renaissance man...
Hmm... you could always become an amateur swordsman.
Yarr... warrior-poet!