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Business is more agreeable than pleasure; it interests the whole mind more continuously, and more deeply.

Apr 202021

Never give up what you can postpone indefinitely.

Mar 242021

The more features a product acquires, the worse it becomes at what it was originally designed to do.

Mar 112021

Law of Insufficient Time: It’s always later than you think, even after accounting for the Law of Insufficient Time.

Feb 042021

Munitions manufacturers exist because we want to war; cigarette manufacturers because we want to smoke; and manufacturers of lies and imbecilities because we want to believe them.

Jan 272021

Great problems are solved backwards: practice, then theory, and philosophical foundations, if ever, last of all.

Jan 252021

Law of Scientific Consensus: A consensus will form on the hypothesis most likely to confer funding and employment. This hypothesis will always be termed “scientific” and may well be true.

Jan 192021

On a corporation’s website A political slogan is an act of mischief; in a shopkeeper’s window it is a plea to be spared.

Dec 302020

The distinguished Soviet geneticist Vavilov was unpersoned for refusing to reject heredity in favor of the neo-Lamarckism championed by Lysenko and Stalin, and I feel fortunate to live in a country where nothing like that could ever happen.