Quote: Everything should be as simple as it can be, but not simpler (antedating attrib Albert Einstein 1950)

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Feb 27 17:31:04 UTC 2010

Thanks to Garson O'Toole and Victor Steinbok for their first-rate work on this quotation and the other impressive postings they have been making.  The methodological discussion of Google Books techniques has also been very insightful.  I have used some of these dating methods, but got new ideas from this discussion.

Fred Shapiro

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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