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Topic: OT - Hammer/Nail Quote (Maslov, Baruch, Kaplan?) (4 msgs / 112 lines)
1) From: Steve Hay
On 5/22/06, George Steinert  wrote:
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Someone should study chilhood joke etymology.. That would be so cool.
Anyways,
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.
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writing...  No citation for Baruch that I can find.
Steve
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Steven Hay
hay.steve -AT- gmail.com
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."

2) From: Brett Mason
Give Tom a hammer, and he'll provide one more means of grinding
roasted coffee....
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Brett Mason
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   Zassman

3) From: Brian Kamnetz
I Googled around looking for the "hammer/nail" quote too, and came
across the following:
You know the old saying: To a man with a hammer, everything looks like
a nail. Well, that's only sometimes true. In the case of the
academic-literary establishment -- the community I lovingly call
"li-fi" -- the better analogy is: To a man with only a hammer, a screw
is a defective nail.
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turyhttp://www.personal.psu.edu/sac130/links/quotes.htmlBrian
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4) From: Dave
On 5/22/06, Brett Mason  wrote:
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I had a guy that worked for me once that thought ALL of his tools were
hammers...
-- 
Dave
Some days, it's just not worth
chewing through the leather straps


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