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Re: If I *had* to pick, I'd pick:

by fireartist (Chaplain)
on Sep 09, 2002 at 11:39 UTC ( #196211=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to If I *had* to pick, I'd pick:

The first thing I thought of was 'truth', so I voted 'beautiful'.
It makes sense to me at least!

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Re: Re: If I *had* to pick, I'd pick:
by weini (Friar) on Sep 09, 2002 at 12:28 UTC
    truth? beauty?

    Information is not knowledge
    knowledge is not wisdom
    wisdom is not truth
    truth is not beauty
    beauty is not love
    love is not music
    music is the best

    (Frank Zappa)

    Sorry, couldn't resist ;^)


Re: Re: If I *had* to pick, I'd pick:
by agentv (Friar) on Sep 09, 2002 at 15:49 UTC
    ...actually, I think my definition of "beautiful" is simple, correct, consistent, and complete. (Also see "tensegrity")

    ...All the world looks like -well- all the world, when your hammer is Perl.

      A table for two, candel light, soft piano music in the background. Says he:
      "Oh, my darling, you are so simple, correct, consistent, and complete tonight!"

      SCR (=Sorry, couldn't resist)
        That sounds like one boring girl. SCR.
      Here Here!! Although I would prefer the term "elegant", at least in regards to code.
Re: Re: If I *had* to pick, I'd pick:
by ronald (Beadle) on Sep 09, 2002 at 18:16 UTC
    It also made sense to Keats. Maybe you're a Romantic at heart.
    `Beauty is truth, truth beauty, -- that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.'

    Ode on a Grecian Urn, John Keats, 1819.
      I just noticed your signature quote
      Ode on a Grecian Urn
      links to a page on the Dundee University (Scotland) website, which is where I studied art, and currently take Saturday classes in Chinese.

      update:Thanks ronald - I knew it wasn't a signature - don't know why i wrote that!
        Small world (wide web). That's not really my sig -- it's just a reference to the poem where those two lines come from, courtesy of Google. I'm not affiliated with Dundee University or the web site.

        Still, it is a funny coincidence!
      Maybe it's because we're both artists.
      Romantic? I do try, but usually fail.
Re: Re: If I *had* to pick, I'd pick:
by belg4mit (Prior) on Sep 09, 2002 at 20:37 UTC
    Beauty as well, though I guess more correctly "elegance".

    It is sad that we now have "top" and bottom" instead of "truth" and "beauty" (quarks). (Of course I also disagree with the RGB system ;-)

    perl -pew "s/\b;([mnst])/'$1/g"

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