Monday, May 21, 2007

Random quote of the day

What is work? Work is of two kinds: first, altering the position of matter at or near the earth's surface relatively to other such matter; second, telling other people to do so.

From In Praise of Idleness by Bertrand Russell, 1932

Found via BoingBoing


paddy May 23, 2007 6:42 AM  

Fabulous quote! And us programmers...hmmm, I guess we move electrons around, at at least re-arrange magnetic patterns on hard disks.

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