[rescue] More IBM emulation fun

Steve Hatle shatle at nfldinet.com
Tue Feb 10 18:51:40 CST 2009

On 2/10/09 3:37 PM, "nate at portents.com"  wrote:

> Like so many aphorisms, the second one needs some expansion:
> What those who study history learn from it is that the people who had the
> most effect on events that have occurred demonstrated a high likelihood
> that they did not study history themselves, at least to the degree that
> they understood what mistakes not to repeat, or they lacked the ability to
> ascertain when there were new variations on old patterns occuring, and as
> a result mistakes that had been made before were repeated, and it is
> either unlikely or perhaps intrinsically impossible for a significant
> enough portion of the human species to both learn from past mistakes and
> identify new variations on old patterns for the cycle to cease.


That will never fit on the "quote of the day" calendar like the original
one-liner :-)


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