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The two-month rule

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Peter J. Huber

If you have an idea, develop it on your own for, say, two months, and only then check whether the results are known. The reasons are: 1. If you try to check earlier, you won’t recognize your idea in the disguise under which it appears in the literature. 2. If you read the literature too carefully beforehand, you will be diverted into the train of thought of the other author and stop exactly where he ran into an obstacle.

Peter J. Huber

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January 4, 2015 at 9:00 am

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