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"Bullard, Claude L (Len)" scripsit:

> It is often bad to be the first penguin.  It assumes all 
> the risks for the same number of fish.  It is safer 
> to be the last penguin, but the risk is that all of the fish 
> will be eaten.  Better to be the third penguin.  Little 
> risk and no guilt for pushing the first penguin in.  The 
> second penguin can't eat all the fish that fast.

	Be not the first by whom the new is tried
	Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
		--Alexander Pope, _Essay on Man_

What oft was thought, but ne'er so well expressed.

John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>     http://www.reutershealth.com
I amar prestar aen, han mathon ne nen,    http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
han mathon ne chae, a han noston ne 'wilith.  --Galadriel, _LOTR:FOTR_


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