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John Carmack shows off his teaching talents with an unusually lucid presentation that has a reasonably high information-to-duration ratio — he has a knack for explaining technical details in an accessible manner that makes no sacrifices in rigour or accuracy. The Q&A session is a treat as well — the attendees generally asked interesting questions, which gave Carmack the opportunity to share his insights on the merits and demerits of various technologies. Carmack is probably one of the few people who come close to qualifying as polymaths in our present age, wherein knowledge is getting increasingly specialised, and wherein barriers to entry in most disciplines are rapidly escalating — he is indisputably one of the most skilled programmers in the world today; he is a pioneering innovator of many sophisticated techniques in the field of 3D graphics; and he was the lead engineer in an aerospace company. Even if…

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