Sunday, August 22, 2010

Why I Write

"Instruction and Amusement are more blended than the world in general is apt to imagine. Uninstructive amusement may be afforded for a moment by a passing jest or a ludicrous anecdote, by which no knowledge is conveyed to the mind of the hearer or the reader, but the man who would amuse others for an hour, either by his writing or his conversation, must tell his hearers or his readers something that they do not know, or suggest to them some new reflexion upon the knowledge they have previously acquired. The more the knowledge bears upon their pursuits, upon their occupations, or upon their interests, the more attractive it will be, and the more entitled to be called useful."

The Penny Magazine - March 31, 1832

Friday, August 6, 2010

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Segal's Law

" A man with a watch knows what time it is.
    A man with two watches is never sure."