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14.02.2016

Väga hästi võtab selle kokku Paul Graham enda raamatus “Hackers and Painters”:

“Unfortunately, beautiful things don’t always make the best sub-
jects for papers. Number one, research must be original – and as
anyone who has written a PhD dissertation knows, the way to
be sure you’re exploring virgin territory is to to stake out a piece
of ground that no one wants. Number two, research must be
substantial – and awkward systems yield meatier papers, because
you can write about the obstacles you have to overcome in order
to get things done. Nothing yields meaty problems like starting
with the wrong assumptions.”

Ehk siis taas kord: kui artiklid (eesti teaduskõnepruugis “üksühed”) muutuvad tulemuste peegeldusest tulemuseks omaette, siis on kogu asi pikemas vaates garanteeritud metsa minema.