When I was younger, I prided myself in being fast. In being a learning machine.
There was a time I’d borrow three books from the school library everyday, and return them the next day, after I’d finished them. I’d finish most books and magazines in a single sitting.
When computers started to interest me, I’d always pick books that say “Learn X in 24 hours” or “Learn X in a weekend”, because why would you learn slowly when you can do it fast?