|Proverbs, aphorisms, quotations (English)||by Linux fortune|
|Q: What is the difference between Jurassic Park and Microsoft?|
A: One is an over-rated high tech theme park based on prehistoric information
and populated mostly by dinosaurs, the other is a Steven Spielberg movie.
|The primary theme of SoupCon is communication. The acronym "LEO"|
represents the secondary theme:
Law Enforcement Officials
The overall theme of SoupCon shall be:
Avoiding Communication with Law Enforcement Officials
-- M. Gallaher
|I remember once being on a station platform in Cleveland at four in the|
morning. A black porter was carrying my bags, and as we were waiting for
the train to come in, he said to me: "Excuse me, Mr. Cooke, I don't want to
invade your privacy, but I have a bet with a friend of mine. Who composed
the opening theme music of 'Omnibus'? My friend said Virgil Thomson." I
asked him, "What do you say?" He replied, "I say Aaron Copeland." I said,
"You're right." The porter said, "I knew Thomson doesn't write counterpoint
that way." I told that to a network president, and he was deeply unimpressed.
-- Alistair Cooke
|Uh-oh -- I've let the cat out of the bag. Let me, then, straightforwardly|
state the thesis I shall now elaborate: Making variations on a theme is
really the crux of creativity.
-- Douglas R. Hofstadter, "Metamagical Themas"