21.374 merely engineering?

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2007 06:14:55 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 21, No. 374.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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         Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2007 06:12:40 +0000
         From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: merely engineering

I'd be most grateful for attribution of a remark by a theoretical
physicist, who when asked about the implementation of his work said
disparagingly something like, "all the rest is merely engineering".
Was it Werner Heisenberg?

I'd also be interested in collecting other such remarks directed
against practical work, to the effect that it is merely the
application of knowledge gained through "pure" reasoning.

Many thanks.


Willard McCarty | Professor of Humanities Computing | Centre for
Computing in the Humanities | King's College London |
http://staff.cch.kcl.ac.uk/~wmccarty/. Et sic in infinitum (Fludd 1617, p. 26).
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