Common sense isn't.
Q: Hank, what's a web site?
A: It's an Internet presence.
Q: What's on it?
A: It doesn't matter. Build it and they will come...
Q: Why do we need one?
A: Because the technology exists. Also, everyone else has one.
Q: What's my motivation?
A: Fear. Greed. Take your pick.
Charles Eliot's Harvard Classics (now at archive.org), 5-foot shelf of books and a shelf of fiction. 15-minutes per day for a year to a liberal education. In Fifteen Minutes a Day, The Reading Guide, Dr. Elliot is quoted as saying "...I had more than once stated in public that in my opinion a five-foot -- at first a three-foot -- shelf would hold books enough to afford a good substitute for a liberal education to anyone who would read them with devotion, even if he could spare but fifteen minutes a day for reading."
|Quote of the moment|
|The idea that our natural resources were inexhaustible still obtained, and there was as yet no real knowledge of their extent and condition. The relation of the conservation of natural resources to the problems of National welfare and National efficiency had not yet dawned on the public mind. The reclamation of arid public lands in the West was still a matter for private enterprise alone; and our magnificent river system, with its superb possibilities for public usefulness, was dealt with by the National Government not as a unit, but as a disconnected series of pork-barrel problems, whose only real interest was in their effect on the reëlection or defeat of a Congressman here and therea theory which, I regret to say, still obtains.|
|~ THEODORE ROOSEVELT, Theodore Roosevelt, An Autobiography (vol. 20 of The Works of Theodore Roosevelt, national ed.), chapter 11, p. 386 (1926). ~|
Common sense isn't.
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