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The difference between a mathematician and an engineer

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Jorgen Lund-Nielsen

Jan 1, 1970


College dean, to the Physics Department:
"Why do I always have to give you guys so much money
for laboratories and expensive equipment?
Why couldn't you be like the Math Department?
All they need is money for pencils, paper, and waste-paper baskets
--or even better, like the Philosophy Department.
All they need are pencils and paper."