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1998-07-06 00:00:00 - Re: Fuzzy Logic - "One Trick Pony" - ("Kenneth G. Hamilton" <kghNOSPAM@pacbell.net>)


Wickddoll wrote: > > Actually, Ken, Paul Simon got that phrase from who-knows-where. I've > seen it in books dating back to the 1930s. > > :-D > > Natalie, avid reader since age 3 > Oops, and here I've been giving him credit for that line when someone else somewhere deserved it. Well, at least he can't complain - his song was the first place *I* heard it, at least. Birkoff's use was perfectly appropriate, IMHO. -- ------------------------------------------------------ To replay by mail, please remove the obvious component from the address given above.

1998-07-06 00:00:00 - Fuzzy Logic - "One Trick Pony" - ("Kenneth G. Hamilton" <kghNOSPAM@pacbell.net>)


Birkoff is a man of my own sentiments. I have used the phase "one trick pony" (obviously from Paul Simon) for a number of year to describe just that kind of guy. <Flame On> There seem to be a horde of so-called researchers around who spend years doing the same time over and over again, publishing effectively the same results in 20 or 30 different journals (so that same editor doesn't see the exact same thing twice), and somehow they manage to keep receiving and endless stream of grants and contracts. It's a sad comment on the academic system that there are so many Professors of Terribly Narrow Studies running around pretending to know something. <Flame Off> -- ------------------------------------------------------ To replay by mail, please remove the obvious component from the address given above.

1998-07-06 00:00:00 - Re: Fuzzy Logic - "One Trick Pony" - (Wickddollnospam@hotmail.com)


On Mon, 06 Jul 1998 02:13:31 -0800, "Kenneth G. Hamilton" <kghNOSPAM@pacbell.net> wrote: >Birkoff is a man of my own sentiments. I have used the phase "one trick >pony" (obviously from Paul Simon) for a number of year to describe just >that kind of guy. Actually, Ken, Paul Simon got that phrase from who-knows-where. I've seen it in books dating back to the 1930s. :-D Natalie, avid reader since age 3 > > >-- >------------------------------------------------------ >To replay by mail, please remove the obvious component >from the address given above. (remove "nospam" from email address to reply) "Wicked little doll, you are not human" "Wicked little doll, you have no soul" (David Byrne, 1997)