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in thread Philosophical Perly Queues

I'm not trying to say anything at all. I simply thought it was an interesting quote. If anything, the saying points out the power and limitations of analogies. Even if we refer to seeds of wisdom, however, the same problem arises with infertile minds.

Teach a man to plant seeds, and the world is his oyster. Or something.
-- Matt

Show me a man who covets pearls, and I'll show you a man who can't farm worth a damn. Or something.

Show me a man who understands a pearl, and I'll show you a man who eats onions for breakfast. Or something.

Show me a man who can grow oysters from seeds and I'll show you some more orthogonal analogies.

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Re:^3 Philosophical Perly Queues
by Louis_Wu (Chaplain) on Apr 18, 2003 at 05:47 UTC
    Before I checked your homepage (and discovered that your first name is Matt), I thought that this was a dig at Matt - of Matt's Scripts. I'm glad it's not, but I did smile. :)

    Perl programming and scheduling in the corporate world, as explained by dragonchild:
    "Uhh ... that'll take me three weeks, broken down as follows: 1 day for coding, the rest for meetings to explain why I only need 1 day for coding."