Tuesday, November 6, 2007

No Rule Has an Exception

Max Clark quoted a young boy who had said that it is wrong to say that something "works in theory, but not in reality". You just have a bad theory.

Last night a similar thought dawned on me.

It is wrong to say that something is "the exception, not the rule". You just have a bad rule.

1 comment:

  1. That's cute, but I would have to disagree. When "rule" is defined simply as the normal or customary state of things, there can be an exception. As a rule, I sleep in my own bed on Sacramento Street in Orange, CA. The exception to that rule, however, is when I visit you in Idaho and sleep in my basement dungeon.


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