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Re: Egads

Subject: Re: Egads
by BikerBot on 2004/7/20 18:48:40

One of my favorite phrases comes from the book, "The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress", by Robert A. Heinlein. (You can look him up when you're done reading.) The quote is actually chiseled into the rock above the doorway that prisoners exiled to the Moon use to enter the prison:

Try saying it, it rolls off the tongue.

It stands for "There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch", and buddy, there Ain't. The very definition of Value is Cost, otherwise it's not worth anything. So-

What do you think the Cost of your quitting will be? Around here? Where we know and love you?

Yes, we'll completely forget about it and never mention it again.

Hmmm... Ballasti... That heavy, inert material used to make ships heavier on the bottom... Hmmm...