I have not reached the burrito point yet.
- Xavier Goás Aguililla

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I once asked my friend whether he understood Monads and could explain them to others. He sarcastically responded “No, I have not reached the burrito point yet.”, supposedly in reference to a paper that explains burritos as strong monads.

He defined ‘the burrito point’ as the level of understanding at which you can understand why a seemingly simple analogy is relevant with respect to a concept that is perceived to be hard to understand. More generally it can be taken to mean “an adequate level of understanding”.

Published: August 07 2016

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