i'm posting the following in hope that "theory vs practice" can cease
its misleading power.
[email]merlynstonehenge.com[/email] (Randal L. Schwartz) quoted:
| The difference between theory and practice in theory is much less
| than the difference between theory and practice in practice.
Popular quotes have attributes of equivocal interpretation and
theatrical display. When interpreted and pondered by the wise, it
lights up a wisdom, but dullards quote them equally, and delight in
their drama. (the latter happens a lot in Perl and unix communities.)
From American Heritage Dictionary:
theory n. pl. theories
1. a. Systematically organized knowledge applicable ...