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Perspective August 1, 2006

Posted by gregquill in Uncategorized.


One day a farmer called on a mathematician, a physicist, and an engineer to fence off the largest possible area with the least amount of fence.

The mathematician arranged the fence in a circle and proclaimed he had the most efficient design.

The physicist made a long straight line and proclaimed, “We can assume the length is infinite….” and pointed out that fencing off half the earth was certainly more efficient.

The engineer just laughed at them. He built a tiny fence around himself and said, “I declare myself on the outside!”



1. brendalove@gmail.com - August 1, 2006

I hope he was given a cash prize for that response.

2. Wordnerd - August 2, 2006

Brilliant. My son wants to be an engineer. And he thinks just like that guy.

3. Greg Finnegan - August 2, 2006

Wordnerd, good for your son! It’s fun to be an engineer.

Brenda, while it is fun, it does not pay all that much, so I am sure he didn’t get a cash prize.

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