So goes the cliché.
The obverse: “As the Chinese say, 1001 words is worth more than a picture.”
That piece of insight came to us from John McCarthy, the legendary computer science professor at Stanford University, who passed away this week.
Other John McCarthy sayings I am fond of:
“Comparing oneself with Galileo or Einstein is certainly good for the ego – provided one refrains from going into too much detail.”
“To keep the wilderness truly wild, all maps and publications should be suppressed – no more Sierra Club books and calendars.”
“No-one has yet built a monument so high that a bird can’t fly over and shit on it.”
More pellets of wisdom at The Sayings of John McCarthy.
PS: His obituary.