[Ads-l] Education versus Experience: Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't

Pete Morris mr_peter_morris at OUTLOOK.COM
Thu Jun 10 23:49:49 EDT 2021


Two interdatings.

Approach,
August, 1965.
Letters, second page, at the  top of the page.
Attributed  to 'ANON'

https://www.google.co.uk/books/edition/Approach/JY_7EjOsWA8C?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=education+%22read+the+fine+print%22+experience&pg=RA6-PA8&printsec=frontcover


1976
John Porter claims to have come up with it,and calls it a 'Porterism'   
He also adds the line :  LEARNING is combining the two.

https://www.google.co.uk/books/edition/Learning_an_Overview_Update/7iqJyuVTVZwC?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=education+%22read+the+fine+print%22+experience&pg=PA175&printsec=frontcover





------ Original Message ------
From: "ADSGarson O'Toole" <adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com>
To: ADS-L at listserv.uga.edu
Sent: 09/06/2021 18:39:21
Subject: Education versus Experience: Education is when you read the 
fine print; experience is what you get when you don't

>The quip in the subject line was spoken by folk singer activist Pete
>Seeger during an interview published in the October 1979 issue of
>"Rolling Stone" magazine. Seeger receives credit for this joke in
>several reference works.
>
>Yet, the comment is attributed to another person in the earliest
>instance I located in "The Wall Street Journal" on February 14, 1961.
>
>[Begin excerpt]
>Candid Comment
>People may get an education from reading the fine print, but what they
>get from not reading it is usually experience.-- Vesta M. Kelly.
>[End excerpt]
>
>The phrasing is variable, so the expression is difficult to trace.
>Here is the QI article:
>https://quoteinvestigator.com/2021/06/08/small-print/
>
>Feedback welcome,
>Garson
>
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