And I don't know what I'm doing...

Dan Gould
Wed, 9 Jan 2002 23:14:35 -0500 (EST)

> Subject: Re: established business vs. innovation
> From: Gary Lawrence Murphy <>
> Maybe that's what I meant by "corporate culture" -- 3M is notorious as
> a company culture which _allows_ mistakes to happen.  I recall a JPL
> or NASA .sig from the 80's "Pure research means you don't know what
> the hell you're doing."  

I have it as:

Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing. 
             -Wernher von Braun

[from my .plan; it's been there so long I can't give better attribution]