Engineering is the art of the practical and depends more on the total state of the art than it does on the individual engineer.
The “wogglies” were still spreading and three more French towns had been evacuated; the King was considering ordering the area dusted. King? Oh well, French politics might turn up anything, but what was this “Poudre Sanitaire” they were considering using on the “wogglies”?—whatever they were.
My old man claimed that the more complicated the law the more opportunity for scoundrels. But he also used to say that a wise man should be prepared to abandon his baggage at any time. I wondered how often I was going to have to do it to qualify as “wise.”
On the other hand, borrowing money is like trying to swim with a brick in each hand...and a small loan is tougher to pay back than a million.