” My father was a professor of civil engineering at MIT, and my mother taught high school English. “


” My head was always bubbling over with facts and it seems to me this had little to do with my paying close attention in school and more to do with my voracious and omnivorous reading habits. “


” My freshman year of high school I joined the chess and math clubs. “


” Between rounds of speed chess I read enough of a programming manual to teach myself to write programs on the school’s DEC mainframe in the language Basic. “


” Just before my final year of high school, my brother, sister and I moved with my mother to San Francisco. “


” My fellow students there were very smart, but the really novel thing was that they actually seemed to put a lot of effort into their school work. By the end of my first semester there, I began to get into that habit as well. “



All 6 Eric Allin Cornell Quotes about School in picture


My father was a professor of civil engineering at MIT, and my mother taught high school English.
My head was always bubbling over with facts and it seems to me this had little to do with my paying close attention in school and more to do with my voracious and omnivorous reading habits.


My freshman year of high school I joined the chess and math clubs.
Between rounds of speed chess I read enough of a programming manual to teach myself to write programs on the school
Just before my final year of high school, my brother, sister and I moved with my mother to San Francisco.
My fellow students there were very smart, but the really novel thing was that they actually seemed to put a lot of effort into their school work. By the end of my first semester there, I began to get into that habit as well.
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