From: Eliezer Yudkowsky (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Oct 06 2004 - 20:39:52 MDT
Jef Allbright wrote:
> Yes, it's a dangerous game. That's why it's important not to waste time
> grasping for the hypothetical perfect solution.
There's a difference between accepting incomplete solutions and accepting
visibly flawed wrong solutions. And sometimes an incomplete solution, in
addition to not being perfect, is not even adequate. Let us not lower our
standards too far.
"Perfection is our goal. Excellence will be tolerated."
-- TQM Motto from the International Association of Business Communication
-- Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://intelligence.org/ Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence
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