Archive | August, 2012

Back to school

14 Aug

My favorite subject in school was Algebra. I loved the complicated assumptions and the inferences we had to derive using x, y and some times z. If the problem got too

Algebra Equation

Algebra Equation (Photo credit: Evelyn Saenz)

crowded, we’d introduce a,b,c and d.

The logical and linear thought process involved deriving the final answer, filling up an entire full-scape page made me gleeful. Opening the brackets, breaking down the sum into smaller units and crossing across 0s to make smaller numbers till each of them came together in the final lines to a final simple number was raptus.

Fast forward 15 years i.e. today I use the same logic and assumptions, but in the reverse. A word or idea is the germ of an explosion of thoughts which hang together by a string of logic, woven together to form the big picture, a blog post, press release and sometimes a sales letter.

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