Thursday, April 13, 2017

Why algorithms can only get you so far-

In nature the bird who gets up the earliest catches the most worms, but in book-collecting the prizes fall to birds who know worms when they see them.

-Michael Sadleir, novelist, collector, rare book dealer and bibliographer (1888-1957), "Decentralisation or Deadlock," The Colophon, No 3, 1930

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