[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
Re: Who said that?
[Michael Vanier <email@example.com>]
> If you've implemented it you still may not understand it. But if you
> *haven't* implemented it there's almost no chance that you understand it.
> So implementation is necessary, but not always sufficient.
> It reminds me of a joke/story I heard about two research groups, one
> American and one French. The American group had solved a practical
> problem. The French group looked at their solution and said "very nice,
> but will it work in theory?"
This reminds me of one of *my* favorite quotes, although I don't have
a source for it either: "In theory, there's no difference between
theory and practice, but in practice, there is."
Matt Hellige firstname.lastname@example.org