Thursday, September 21, 2006
Smackdown on the paca (paca)
I had a meeting with my prof in Info and Computer Science today. She definitely ran me through the ringer. We spent a lot of time talking past each other, wrestling to communicate with our very different backgrounds. She (physics, math, theoretical neurology); Me (linguistic theory, intonation, phonetics). In the end it was a very good meeting because she seems to desire to help. But, boy, I haven't felt so dumb in a long time. Bizarrely, the hardest parts were answering questions about linguistics. Life would be much easier if we didn't ever have to speak to knowledgable people. I was very content in my little world where classmates come to me for assistance.