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Quotes of the Day [Jan. 11th, 2005|01:20 pm]
Peter Sheil
I'm just having a short break in a hectic day - thought I'd share these.


I never forget a face, but in your case I'll be glad to make an exception.
Groucho Marx (1890 - 1977)

Any sufficiently advanced bureaucracy is indistinguishable from molasses.
I think this is take-off of "Any sufficeintly advanced science is indistinguishable from magic." which was from Asimov ... or maybe Einstein ... or ...
*rustle rustle click click*
[Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Arthur C. Clarke (1917 - ), "Profiles of The Future", 1961 (Clarke's third law)]

The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.
Mark Russell (1932 - )

It is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatsoever for supposing it is true.
Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970), Sceptical Essays (1928), "On the Value of Scepticism"

[User Picture]From: kevinrtaylor
2005-01-11 02:26 pm (UTC)
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

Or as Poul Anderson wrote (Operation Luna):
"Any sufficiently advanced magic is indistinguishable from technology."
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2005-01-11 02:50 pm (UTC)
I'd have gone for "Any sufficiently simple migic is explainable by technology." :) but i guess it's a perspective thing.
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