Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Boolean thinking

Generally the word 'Boolean' is used to mean something which can take only two values true/false or 1/0.Boolean Algebra is one of the basic things of Computer Sc. and we have spent some portion of our precious life learning it.But this post is not about that.

This post is about a question. what is it?
can every question be answered in yes/no (true/false) where yse/no (true/false) is a valid ans to the question?
Some ppl would say that 'yes'..it can be answered in such a manner and if you are saying something in between, then you are trying to avoid the real ans.Many times it has happened with me that I am expecting a yes/no kind-of-ans from someone and they have answered in a long sentence,I have thought abt it as not being clear to himself/herself.
All my life, i have tried( and still trying :) ) to be perfect in most of the things and considered preciseness to be one the characteristics of perfectness.
But I realized(recently thought :D) that you can't be precise all the time; there are times when you have to be verbose rather than precise.
Analyzing it further i can say i knew this thing for quite some time, but until recently was not able to understand it.
So what ??...As I have said in one of my earlier posts, i am just a normal man and may be a slow learner; but a learner atleast. :)

1 comment:

Swagato said...

" churi kora chhere diyechho?" er uttor to "na" i howa uchit tai na? chhari ni. konodin churi kortam i na tai chharar proshno i othhe na. jodio nijeke clear korte amra ekta paragraph bole di er uttor-e :D