Friday, November 28, 2008

How Long?

Ok, the bottom line is that it takes 10,000 hours to get good at anything, any "cognitively complex pursuit" that is. Like drawing or painting. I'll never get my hours in for drawing but I just might try to cram near the end. Collage has a shorter learning curve especially if you start with sharp scissors. Do the math: that many hours amounts to three and a half years of practice for eight hours a day! (Thanks to Robert Genn for bringing this fact to my attention this morning.)

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