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Earl Wiener, 55, a University of Miami professor of management science,
telling the Airline Pilots Association (in jest) about 21st century aircraft:
"The crew will consist of one pilot and a dog. The pilot will
nurture and feed the dog. The dog will be there to bite the
pilot if he touches anything.
-- Fortune, Sept. 26, 1988
[the *magazine*, silly!]
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Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists.
-- John Kenneth Galbraith
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Economists can certainly disappoint you. One said that the economy would
turn up by the last quarter. Well, I'm down to mine and it hasn't.
-- Robert Orben
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Economists state their GNP growth projections to the nearest tenth of a
percentage point to prove they have a sense of humor.
-- Edgar R. Fiedler
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Electricity is actually made up of extremely tiny particles, called
electrons, that you cannot see with the naked eye unless you have been
drinking. Electrons travel at the speed of light, which in most American
homes is 110 volts per hour. This is very fast. In the time it has taken
you to read this sentence so far, an electron could have traveled all the
way from San Francisco to Hackensack, New Jersey, although God alone knows
why it would want to.
The five main kinds of electricity are alternating current, direct current,
lightning, static, and European. Most American homes have alternating
current, which means that the electricity goes in one direction for a while,
then goes in the other direction. This prevents harmful electron buildup in
-- Dave Barry, "The Taming of the Screw"
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Elegance and truth are inversely related.
-- Becker's Razor
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Elliptic paraboloids for sale.
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Entropy isn't what it used to be.
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Entropy requires no maintenance.
-- Markoff Chaney