A madeleine, a chive

On a plane last night, I sat next to a young man on his way back to college, where he was enrolled for summer semester. He told me that, as a kid, he’d dreamed of being a commercial airline pilot, but now he was “doing computers.” His current courses were Calculus 2 and Algorithms. He was already finding that the light course load of the bonus term meant that he could absorb more of what he was being taught, and since he had time to really understand it, he found it more interesting.

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