[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
Fri Oct 27 00:17:03 UTC 2017

I examined the joke in the subject line and related expressions here:

[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:

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