Re: MD Conan Doyle - Maps and Territory

From: Valence (
Date: Sun Sep 15 2002 - 16:57:02 BST

Hey Marco,

Humphrey Bogart never says "Play it again, Sam" in Casablanca,
Nicolo' Machiavelli never wrote "The end justifies the means",
Albert Einstein never said "God does not toss dice"....
> good examples of "maps" (summary/interpretation of someone else's thought)
> that become territory (we act as if they really have said that) ?

There a million other great examples of the mis-quotes floating around out
there. And what's even funnier than the fact that we act as if they really
said them, is that often, it's the mis-quote that the character is BEST
remembered for. So the moral of the story is that if you're going to do
something great, you better have a memorable sound-bite to go with it, or
someone else may find one for you.....

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