1. Invent “Next Big Thing” so you can go to Foo Camp (to paraphrase Seth Schoen, “You are in a field in Sebastapol. This field has better Internet access than most universities. You are surrounded by 100 of the smartest geeks.”). Alternately, sneak in and pose as someone’s son. (Reports: Sam Ruby, Tim Bray.)
  2. Follow in the footsteps of Blake Ross and look for “a professional athlete, renowned author, company CEO, leader of a country larger than Alabama, or otherwise someone very important, or [someone] adept at impersonating one of the above” to vouch for me on my Stanford application. (Hey, it worked for him.)

posted October 12, 2003 08:04 PM (Personal) #


Meeting Justice Kennedy
Poison Dart Guns or Solving Politics with Technology
The Evening News
Shades of Gray
Followup to “Shades of Gray”
Notes to Self
The Left Sucks
Question for Free-Market Libertarians
Frag the Flag
Followup to “Question for Free-Market Libertarians”
How to Win Elections

Aaron Swartz (me@aaronsw.com)