Thursday, September 28, 2017

If In Doubt

The expression is "when in doubt"...

Here are some of the expressions that are paired with this:
  • When in doubt wear red. ~ Bill Blass
  • When in doubt, don't. ~ Benjamin Franklin
  • Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent. ~ Napoleon Hill
  • A conservative is someone who makes no changes and consults his grandmother when in doubt. ~ Woodrow Wilson
  • When in doubt tell the truth. ~ Mark Twain
These are from Brainyquotes, you have to go over there to see them all - they aren't easily copied. 

When I look through quotes, I am amazed at the diverse range of people being quoted.  From Benjamin Franklin and Mark Twain to current comedians to names I don't recognize.  So I chose one randomly - Ken Thompson.

Ken Thompson - When in doubt, use force.  

Ken Thompson is a computer scientist who worked on the Unix operating system.  Here is my favourite:

Ken Thompson was once asked what he would do differently if he were redesigning the UNIX system. His reply: "I'd spell creat with an e."

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