Saturday, September 27, 2008

Bill's comment of the day

Which in typical Bill fashion means nothing. Or well, something.

"People tend to forget that the model is an abstraction. If reality diverges from it, its reality that has to be wrong. It is an interesting way of looking at things"

8 comments:

Abi said...

Let me guess. Bill must be a scientist. Let me take another step and be more specific. He must be a computer scientist. The theoretical kind.

Whatever his calling, he certainly speaks to some of us -- modelers! -- who don't like nasty surprises from Reality ...

Space Bar said...

It means Bill is a genius.

Fëanor said...

Excellent! Bill can fit right in the financial industry! :-)

Veena said...

Abi: Ya ya though I'd be surprised if Bill is anywhere close to building a model. As he keeps telling me, he only proves things :)

SB: If you say so. Still useless as far as I am concerned.

Feanor: Great. Now can you get him a job? :)

Falstaff said...

I take it obediently repeating things your husband says is the first step towards becoming a sampoorna woman?

Veena said...

Falstaff: Second to be accurate but wait, you are also reading The Book? Whose young man are you coming as?!

(Luddo: Don't even think about it. Remember you are supposed to get someone personable)

Falstaff said...

veena: What Book?

I think I shall come as the parrot. After all, it's the most intelligent of the guest speakers they have lined up. And it can't be that hard. Just your basic parrot conversion (scroll about two-thirds down) and then all I have to do is sit on a perch, eat lots of nuts, go "Squawk! Who's a Pretty Polly? Pieces of Eight! Pieces of Eight! Squawk! Squawk!" and do a few card tricks with my teeth. Piece of Cake. And if I'm feeling particularly inspired I could do my Vlad the Impaler impersonation.

P.S. Just as long as this isn't one of those ancient Greek things where they use birds to see into the future by cutting them open. I'd hate to end up as a dead parrot.

Anonymous said...

Can Bill please be on my dissertation committee?

n!