Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Facts have Hard, Sharp Corners

Just a thought for the day:

Facts are good, but they tend to be hard, and often have sharp corners. I think that may be why they're not as popular as they could be. It's too easy to get hurt, running into them.

(from a BlogCatalog discussion thread, Why don’t we stop trading links and actually earn them?. The words are mine, but are a paraphrase of at least one quote from one of Dorothy Sayers' Peter Wimsey novels. One source is "Facts, Bunter, must have facts. When I was a small boy, I always hated facts. Thought they were nasty, hard things, all nobs." ("Clouds of Witness", referencing a 1972 video of the novel))

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