Simon Willison’s Weblog


When I first published the micrograd repo, it got some traction on GitHub but then somewhat stagnated and it didn’t seem that people cared much. [...] When I made the video that built it and walked through it, it suddenly almost 100X’d the overall interest and engagement with that exact same piece of code.

[...] you might be leaving somewhere 10-100X of the potential of that exact same piece of work on the table just because you haven’t made it sufficiently accessible.

Andrej Karpathy