[Taxacom] on the indicative nature of of compilations andaggregations of data

dipteryx at freeler.nl dipteryx at freeler.nl
Mon May 24 03:15:55 CDT 2010

Van: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu namens Jim Croft
Verzonden: zo 23-5-2010 5:09
> #stuffmycomputersays:

> "Dictionaries are like watches: the worst is better than none, 
> and the best cannot be expected to go quite true."
> - Samuel Johnson, lexicographer (1709-1784)

There may be more than one lesson to be drawn from this.
These days even cheap wrist watches are accurate enough
for just about any purpose. What was once generally accepted 
as impossible to achieve has been made commonplace ...

History provides us with an interesting tale about how 
James Harrison (adopting a bottom-up approach) struggled
with those who were 'guiding' this (top-down).


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