All posts for the month February, 2013

An excellent pl…

Published February 28, 2013 by mricher426

An excellent plumber is infinitely more admirable than an incompetent philosopher. The society which scorns excellence in plumbing because plumbing is a humble activity, and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity, will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy. Neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water. — John W. Gardner (1912-2002)

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“Interesting – …

Published February 28, 2013 by mricher426

“Interesting – I use a Mac to help me design the next Cray.”
– Seymoure Cray (1925-1996) when he was told that Apple Inc. had recently bought a Cray supercomputer to help them design the next Mac.