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5 January 1996

Fear of Failure

Five days into 1996 my computer tried to commit suicide. Since I knew 801 is police radio shorthand for suicide attempt, the error message "ID=801" was unusually helpful. I spent a couple of hours fixing it, and now it seems as stable as a computer gets.

Five days after starting this notebook I have nothing new to put in it. I was dreading this failure of imagination, so rather than fear failure any longer I'll just fail. Fear of failure is worse than failure.


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