On 5/22/06, George Steinert wrote:
Someone should study chilhood joke etymology.. That would be so cool.
This one seems to be up in the air to me...http://lists.village.virginia.edu/lists_archive/Humanist/v19/0181.htmlMaslow wrote, in _The Psychology of Science_ (1966), "I suppose it is
tempting, if all you have is a hammer, to treat every problem as if
it were a nail" (15-16). Of course, Bernard Baruch died in 1965, so
Maslow could very well have been plagiarizing Baruch.http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/whitefiles/b4_g/1_free_quotes/index.htmIf all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. — Baruch
If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail. — Mas=
lowhttp://www.centristcoalition.com/blog/archives/001250.htmlKaplan's Law of the Instrument: "Give a small boy a hammer and he will find
that everything he encounters needs pounding."
The Conduct of Inquiry: Methodology for Behavioral Science* (San Francisco:
Chandler, 1964), 28-29
I've also seen attributions to Buddha and Twain in my searches.
However, I think Kaplan might have beat Maslow to the punch on getting it i=
writing... No citation for Baruch that I can find.
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Barry Paradox: Consider k to be the greatest element of the set of natural
numbers whose description require maximum of 50 words: "(k+1) is a natural
number which requires more than 50 words to describe it."