Monday, February 19, 2024

Occam's razor, three times

A library patron came to me at the front desk of my library. He was there to check out a book on Interlibrary loan called "Occam's Razor".

I wanted to say to him "I bet you're getting that book because it's the perfect size and weight to wedge in the manifold of a flying saucer and thwart an alien invasion."

And he would say "No. I'm just getting it to read it."

And I would say "Aha. Occam's razor!"

But it all seemed a needlessly complex exchange, so I just checked the book out to him instead.

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