[Ads-l] Dialog: "How do you go about having good ideas?" "You have a lot of ideas and throw away the bad ones"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Mar 24 14:47:32 UTC 2023

Very nice!  Pauling's algorithm somehow reminds me of the line attributed
(I trust accurately; I couldn't confirm via QI) to Lewis Carroll/Charles
Dodgson:  "I am fond of children--except boys"

On Fri, Mar 24, 2023 at 3:23 AM ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com>

> This is a follow-up message to the thread initiated by Stephen
> Goranson on March 18, 2023. I have now posted an article on the topic.
> Citations begin in 1960. The full quotation appears in 1969.
> Full version:
> https://quoteinvestigator.medium.com/b9c95e18299c
> Abbreviated version:
> https://quoteinvestigator.com/2023/03/24/ideas/
> While researching I came across a website section created by the
> Valley Library of Oregon State University in Corvallis which contains
> manuscripts, letters, audio clips, and more about Linus Pauling.
> As mentioned in the QI article, the archive includes a document dated
> 1973 containing the quotation and a 1977 audio clip from a Nova
> television program during which Pauling speaks the quotation.
> http://scarc.library.oregonstate.edu/coll/pauling/blood/notes/1973a2.11.html
> http://scarc.library.oregonstate.edu/coll/pauling/bond/audio/1977v.66-ideas.html
> [Begin acknowledgement]
> Great thanks to Stephen Goranson whose message led QI to formulate
> this question and perform this exploration.
> [End acknowledgement]
> Garson
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