A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words

So goes the cliché.

The obverse: “As the Chinese say, 1001 words is worth more than a picture.”

That piece of insight came to us from John McCarthy, the legendary computer science professor at Stanford University, who passed away this week.

Other John McCarthy sayings I am fond of:

“Comparing oneself with Galileo or Einstein is certainly good for the ego – provided one refrains from going into too much detail.”

“To keep the wilderness truly wild, all maps and publications should be suppressed – no more Sierra Club books and calendars.”

“No-one has yet built a monument so high that a bird can’t fly over and shit on it.”

More pellets of wisdom at The Sayings of John McCarthy.

PS: His obituary.

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