Connectors (was: NEXT Color Printer find

From: Alexander Schreiber <>
Date: Wed Jan 2 07:31:49 2002

On Tue, Jan 01, 2002 at 11:03:20AM -0500, Ian Koller wrote:
> > Practical experience and hard knocks school is your best teacher
> > , I agree. Blow up, screw up some stuff as you learn as you go on is
> > required.
> Does that also apply to Nuclear Weapons Engineers?

Until a very short time ago: yes. Most final testing consisted of
getting the latest design to go <KABOOM> and check if it worked as
designed (and sometimes it worked much better ... giving a nasty

q: If you were young again, would you start writing TeX again or would
   you use Microsoft Word, or another word processor?
a: I hope to die before I *have* to use Microsoft Word.
  -- Harald Koenig <> asking Donald E. Knuth
Received on Wed Jan 02 2002 - 07:31:49 GMT

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