NeatlySaid

All models are wrong, but some are useful
   George Box.
See discussion: Wikipedia entry, and on stats.stackexchange.com.


Allowed open discussion leads to the mistaken belief that curiosity is somehow desirable. Inquisiteness is simply the first step on a rocky road that leads to disharmony and ruin.
   Fforde, from Shades of Grey


The tragedy is that the thoughtless few, as always, are allowed to spoil it for the many.


But even today’s Soyuz capsule is a curious mixture of the old and new – in order to dock to the space station the commander uses an optical periscope which sticks out of the side.
“Why not a camera,” I ask?
“Why make it complicated?” replies the colonel.
And that is the great thing about Russian space technology – it may look a bit dated, but it works. I have seen Soyuz launched in a blizzard – the slightest gust of wind delays the Shuttle.

   From BBC, 18 Mar 2011


“The future always looks good in the golden land, for no one remembers the past.”
   Joan Didion


It seems like everyone’s only talking about the new hottest tech and neglect what it actually means to adopt it. But it’s only natural, right? The new features and promises outshine everything else and the tough challenges and decisions are swept aside.
   Alex Zhitnitsky (Aug.2015) Emphasis added.


Because here’s the thing: Writing is not something you can do or you can’t.
   Jasper Fforde, (from Pep Talk to NaNoWriMo writers)


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