Sunday, May 15, 2005

An Einstein Moment

Albert Einstein is one of my heroes, though about the only thing we have in common is flunking elementary school math. He surmounted his failure; I have yet to surmount mine. Anyway, this is a great quote from the master of the cosmological thought experiment:

"You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat."

Albert Einstein, when asked to describe radio.
US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)

From The Quotations Page

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