Fri 21 Jan 2005
Follow Your Dreams
Category : Commentary/followyourdreams.txt
Bruce Whitred came down all the way from Japan to sit with me through an AppleScript Studio Course at Apple Singapore. (In the picture below, I had asked Hai Hwee, who knows some Japanese, to come along and show Bruce how to do English-to-Japanese localisation using AppleGlot.)
Actually, at the end of the two-day course yesterday, I realised that it was really my privilege to have met up with Bruce, who's a most interesting guy. Dreamsclub.com is his website and this was what he told me when we first corresponded, which I reproduce below because I feel you really ought to hear him in his own voice :
I believe things happen for a reason. Talking to Bruce did jolt me out of a rut I had got into lately. We really ought to be glad we're alive. Living life to the full, stretching ourselves to meet our potential, believing that anything is possible - if we set the goal, put in the effort, and work out the process to get there. I watched Bruce grope around with the key concepts on the first day, clicked into gear at the start of the second, and then accelerate as his understanding took root at the end of the day. This is a guy who can prove that the idea works. I think I learnt more than I had taught.
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