January 6th, 2015
Reddit continues to be the best place to find public interviews with interesting people. Elon Musk did an AMA yesterday — fascinating stuff. Here is part of his answer to how he has managed to learn so much so quickly.
One bit of advice: it is important to view knowledge as sort of a semantic tree — make sure you understand the fundamental principles, ie the trunk and big branches, before you get into the leaves/details or there is nothing for them to hang on to.
Think about that the next time you jump into a web development framework that extends a language you do not have much knowledge in or the next time you hold a strong opinion on a topic that you have little to know background on.
Here are the top AMAs on Reddit currently.