This is it. Hari's response to reading my blog post on reading after our long conversation about open source (and life, and many other things) last week, which was part of a long string of similar conversations we've had over the last few years, is *exactly* what I'm trying to see more of, to understand - what makes that "aha!" moment click?

It looks like this:

No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No.

YES!

The trick is in not giving up before you get to Yes - and also in asking questions so that you learn something new from each No. If I can upgrade my question-asking abilities so that I can, on average, go through *fewer* No's before hitting the Yes, then that is For Teh Winz.

You know one place I can learn how to do this? Grad school. Grad school! Grad school! Must finish application *now*.