nancylebov (nancylebov) wrote,

How to stop Tolkien

This is a remarkable lecture from a Python conference-- it goes into some detail about the writing of The Hobbit and LOTR to talk about the importance of having a audience and the art of criticism, both of which apply to all sorts of writing, including computer programming.

I think the lecturer overestimates how well liberal arts classes teach criticism.

A little discussion of the lecture.

Link thanks to siderea.

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