-- Ernie Prabhakar
High Pundit and First Mocker
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Forwarded message:
From: Allan.Bowen@ssi.com
Date: 96-10-18 17:54:02 EDT
"Knowledge is Power", "Time is Money", and as every engineer knows,
"Power is Work over Time". So, substituting algebraic equations for
these time worn bits of wisdom, we get:
K = P (1)
T = M (2)
P = W/T (3)
Now, do a few simple substitutions:
Put W/T in for P in equation (1), which yields:
K = W/T (4)
Put M in for T into equation (4), which yields:
K = W/M (5).
Now we've got something. Expanding back into English, we get:
Knowledge equals Work over Money.
What this MEANS is that:
1. The More You Know, the More Work You Do, and
2. The More You Know, the Less Money You Make.
Solving for Money, we get:
M = W/K (6)
Money equals Work Over Knowledge.
>From equation (6) we see that Money approaches infinity as Knowledge
approaches 0, regardless of the Work done.
What THIS MEANS is:
The More you Make, the Less you Know.
Solving for Work, we get
W = M K (7)
Work equals Money times Knowledge
>From equation (7) we see that Work approaches 0 as Knowledge
approaches 0.
What THIS MEANS is:
The stupid rich do little or no work.
Working out the socioeconomic implications of this breakthrough is left
as an exercise for the reader.