The zone is a mysterious place familiar to deep thinkers. It is a mode
of consciousness in which you are almost superhumanly intelligent and
productive. Hard problems are solved in the zone. Getting into the zone
is not easy, but it pays off. The downside to the zone is that it raises
your expectations from yourself and others so much you will never be
satisfied by normal again. The upside is that you realize what you are
truly capable of.
In the zone, your mind is a blade, a ferocious form of violent, nearly