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Re: windows NT

* Pigeon (jah.pigeon@ukonline.co.uk) 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.

"Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem", in fact.

> It's often expressed as "pick the simplest explanation that fits the
> facts".
Amen to that.


Cam Ellison Ph.D. R.Psych.
From Roberts Creek on B.C.'s incomparable Sunshine Coast

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