Try ignorance

“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.”

  • Attributed variously to Harvard University president Derek Bok, and to columnist ‘Ann Landers’ (Eppie Lederer).



“Sheriff Hank Keough: I.. I.. I never heard of a crocodile crossing an ocean.

Hector Cyr: Well, they conceal information like that in books.”

  • From the film Lake Placid, written by David E. Kelley.



Somebody wise noted recently that whereas, say, 20 years ago, investors needed a big funnel to help them assess market information and commentary, now those same investors need a big filter, in order to sort the wheat from the chaff. Thanks to the digital economy we are now drowning in information. But that is not, of course, the same thing as drowning in knowledge. To spot the difference, try watching any television news or simply opening a newspaper.

Try ignorance