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Re: Trial and error

Original poster: Ed Phillips <evp@xxxxxxxxxxx>

" Too much time? 20 minutes? I'm reminded what Tesla said
about Edison's approach to design: something to the effect that he
..."proceded to diligently search for a needle in a haystack when a
little thought and calculation would have saved him 90% of his
labour..." or something pretty close to it. "

	Note that Edison put in the time and almost never gave up, so in the
end he was usually successful.  Tesla had much better intuition but
didn't always succeed either.