March 4, 2005

doctorial quotes of the moment

Teachers say the darnedest things, though I’m pretty sure darnedest isn’t a word, and it’s becoming more and more ridiculous every time I type it. Darnedest.

Here we have Professor Smith on Inter Process Communication, AKA two programs talking to each other:

“In this case you are communicating with another program by killing it. It’s not polite, but it works.”

My English professor, Dr. Westwood, was used as a Job reference for a former student who was applying to work in the CIA. An actual agent came to his office on campus, flashed his badge, and started asking questions about the student in question, which is where our quote begins:

SecretAgentMan: “Are you aware of any suspect organizations this person may belong to.”
Westwood: “Well, he was in my class.”

This last one is from Professor Diana Franklin on Caches. I’m not making this up, she said this with all the seriousness and gravity of a star caving in on itself and nobody even cracked a smile.

“It’s not the size of the Cache that matters, it’s what you do with it.”

Now that’s good quotin’.

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  1. My Anglo-Saxon prof is constantly comming up with the oddest metaphors. Last week she was comparing everything (in Anglo-Saxon history?) to a “grid” where “touch one spot and different sections of the grid will light up”. Yesterday she had another really weird one, but I can’t remember it…we were too busy picking on her about the “grid” metaphor.

    Comment by Emily — March 8, 2005 @ 6:39 pm

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