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THAT’LL NEVER WORK!    John Graham-Cumming    (Crazy ideas and what to do about them)www.cloudflare.com
Selfridge’s People Wallwww.cloudflare.com
Ideas are Radioactive Snowflakeswww.cloudflare.com
Idea Foodwww.cloudflare.com
I know… •I’ll write a 550 page travel  book for nerds •The covers the whole world •That includes description of  the scien...
One night in Munichwww.cloudflare.com
Get a “Crazy Idea Book”www.cloudflare.com
I know… •I’ll persuade the British   Government to apologize   for the prosecution of   Alan Turingwww.cloudflare.com
The Crazy Idea Logical Fallacy • That’ll never work because of   X, Y and Z • Yet everyone knows that   assumptions turn o...
I know… •I’ll start a charity   dedicated to building   Charles Babbage’s never   constructed “Analytical   Engine”       ...
The Analytical Enginewww.cloudflare.com
Don’t Think So Hard!www.cloudflare.com
Cat’s Eyeswww.cloudflare.com
Talk to the Teddywww.cloudflare.com
Go Long Haulwww.cloudflare.com
Think only of failure, and ways to failwww.cloudflare.com
Big Ideas Are Easier Than Small Oneswww.cloudflare.com
Replumb The Internetwww.cloudflare.com
Three “Be”s 1. Be courageous 2. Be charming 3. Be reasonably                     unreasonablewww.cloudflare.com
Signposts • Charles Babbage and Plan 28:   http://plan28.org/ • The Geek Atlas: • http://geekatlas.com/ • The job board wh...
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That'll never work!

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That'll never work!

  1. 1. THAT’LL NEVER WORK! John Graham-Cumming (Crazy ideas and what to do about them)www.cloudflare.com
  2. 2. Selfridge’s People Wallwww.cloudflare.com
  3. 3. Ideas are Radioactive Snowflakeswww.cloudflare.com
  4. 4. Idea Foodwww.cloudflare.com
  5. 5. I know… •I’ll write a 550 page travel book for nerds •The covers the whole world •That includes description of the science behind each placewww.cloudflare.com
  6. 6. One night in Munichwww.cloudflare.com
  7. 7. Get a “Crazy Idea Book”www.cloudflare.com
  8. 8. I know… •I’ll persuade the British Government to apologize for the prosecution of Alan Turingwww.cloudflare.com
  9. 9. The Crazy Idea Logical Fallacy • That’ll never work because of X, Y and Z • Yet everyone knows that assumptions turn out to be wrong • So, the antecedent (X, Y, and Z) is false!www.cloudflare.com
  10. 10. I know… •I’ll start a charity dedicated to building Charles Babbage’s never constructed “Analytical Engine” Plan 28: http://plan28.org/www.cloudflare.com
  11. 11. The Analytical Enginewww.cloudflare.com
  12. 12. Don’t Think So Hard!www.cloudflare.com
  13. 13. Cat’s Eyeswww.cloudflare.com
  14. 14. Talk to the Teddywww.cloudflare.com
  15. 15. Go Long Haulwww.cloudflare.com
  16. 16. Think only of failure, and ways to failwww.cloudflare.com
  17. 17. Big Ideas Are Easier Than Small Oneswww.cloudflare.com
  18. 18. Replumb The Internetwww.cloudflare.com
  19. 19. Three “Be”s 1. Be courageous 2. Be charming 3. Be reasonably unreasonablewww.cloudflare.com
  20. 20. Signposts • Charles Babbage and Plan 28: http://plan28.org/ • The Geek Atlas: • http://geekatlas.com/ • The job board where your Hacker News karma gets you the right to post: http://usethesource.com/ • CloudFlare: http://cloudflare.com/www.cloudflare.com

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