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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Cutting Corners

I was cutting up an obsolete rectangle today and it occurred to me that the more one cuts corners, the more corners one has to deal with. Kind of like the hydra:  for every one corner cut, two more appear. Which brought to mind the idiom "cutting corners" (to take shortcuts which usually reduce the quality of a work), and how doing so usually doesn't work out so well. Perhaps this is why.

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