Is optimism always possible or favorable?

“No fucking way”- Doctorow, Makers, 227

I’m not sure when I stopped being an optimist about everything, but I think this class might change that. Certainly, not much in Makers can be seen as optimistic, but this week, while I was still mad about my inability to link the class to the text, I saw people being more optimistic than me. People were having troubles with their designs and seeing it as learning oppurtunities. People would look at misprints and say “I’ll get it at some point soon.”  The class is effectively acting opposite of the text, and it will be interesting to see where it pans out.