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From: Richard Ryberg
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>Date: Wed, 11 Dec 96 23:51 EST
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> EVAN ROWE
>Subject: NOTE 12/11/96 23:46:26
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>From: BLRYBERG--LSE6 Brett Ryberg
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> ALGEBRA FINALLY MAKES SENSE!
>
> After applying some simple algebra to some trite phrases and clichs a
> new understanding can be reached of the secret to wealth and success.
>
> Here it goes.
>
> Knowledge is Power
> Time is Money and as every engineer knows, Power is Work over Time.
>
>
> So, substituting algebraic equations for these time worn bits of
> wisdom, we get:
> K = P (1)
> T = M (2)
> P = W/T (3)
>
> Now, do a few simple substitutions:
>
> Put W/T in for P in equation (1), which yields: K = W/T (4)
>
> Put M in for T into equation (4), which yields:
>
> K = W/M (5).
>
> Now we've got something. Expanding back into English, we get:
>
> Knowledge equals Work over Money.
>
> What this MEANS is that:
>
> 1. The More You Know, the More Work You Do, and 2. The More You Know,
> the Less Money You Make.
>
> Solving for Money, we get:
>
> M = W/K (6)
> Money equals Work Over Knowledge.
>
> From equation (6) we see that Money approaches infinity as Knowledge
> approaches 0, regardless of the Work done.
>
> What THIS MEANS is:
>
> The More you Make, the Less you Know.
>
> Solving for Work, we get
>
> W = M K (7)
> Work equals Money times Knowledge
>
> From equation (7) we see that Work approaches 0 as Knowledge
> approaches 0.
>
> What THIS MEANS is:
>
> The stupid rich do little or no work.
>
> Working out the socioeconomic implications of this breakthrough is
> left as
> an exercise for the reader.
>
>
>
>
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