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Re: windows NT

On Sat, 2003-10-11 at 11:02, Pigeon wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 11, 2003 at 01:15:46AM -0700, Paul Johnson wrote:
> > On Sat, Oct 11, 2003 at 01:04:53AM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> > > its appearance. I'd suggest applying Occam's razor: the simplest
> > 
> > For those who don't know Occam's Razor, it's sometimes also called
> > Bob's Motto (Bob being the name of all Tech Support reps).  "Never
> > attribute to malice what can be readily explained by stupidity."
> The canonical wording is "Entities should not be multiplied beyond
> necessity", although as the originator, William of Occam / Ockham, was
> a 12th century monk he probably used other words, maybe Latin ones.
> It's often expressed as "pick the simplest explanation that fits the
> facts".

The concept has been taken and expanded upon:
Ron Johnson, Jr. ron.l.johnson@cox.net
Jefferson, LA USA

"Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty: power is ever
stealing from the many to the few. The manna of popular liberty
must be gathered each day, or it is rotten... The hand entrusted
with power becomes, either from human depravity or esprit de
corps, the necessary enemy of the people. Only by continual
oversight can the democrat in office be prevented from hardening
into a despot: only by unintermitted agitation can a people be
kept sufficiently awake to principle not to let liberty be
smothered in material prosperity... Never look, for an age when
the people can be quiet and safe. At such times despotism, like
a shrouding mist, steals over the mirror of Freedom"
Wendell Phillips

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