[Ads-l] Joke: Specialists know more and more about less and less (until they know everything about nothing).

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Thu Oct 26 20:17:03 EDT 2017


I examined the joke in the subject line and related expressions here:
https://quoteinvestigator.com/2017/10/25/more/

[Begin acknowledgement]
Special thanks to Barry Popik and Fred Shapiro for their pioneering
research on this topic.
[End acknowledgement]

Fred gave a pertinent 1927 attribution to William J. Mayo in "The Yale
Book of Quotations".

Barry's analysis is here:
https://www.barrypopik.com/index.php/new_york_city/entry/an_expert_is_one_who_knows_more_and_more_about_less_and_less

Feedback welcome
Garson

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