in reply to
Re^3: Worst blog post ever on teaching programming
in thread Problematic post on teaching programming
The quote I heard was:
In theory, theory is the same as practice. In practice, it's not.
attributed to Yogi Berra.
merlyn likes to give an alternative phrasing:
The difference between theory and practice in theory is much less
than the difference between theory and practice in practice.
— e.g. in this clpm post
The moon would crash into the Earth
The moon would breakup at the Roche limit
The wire would turn the Earth into a giant electromagnet
The Earth would turn into a giant yo-yo.
The moon would orbit every ~24 hours, significantly changing the lunar calendar
The centripetal force would rip out the Earth's core
All man-made satellites would be destroyed, causing great havoc
Moon landings would become significantly easier
The rope or wire would break, no matter how strong it was
The Vulcans would show up for First Contact causing yet another revision to the timeline
The Galactic Police would snip the rope and put the Earth on probation
Some idiot would get terrible, terrible, rope burn
We finally get those golf balls back
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