30 January 1996

Thought (blank disk)

Current thought: No one cares how well a blank disk spins.

This was inspired while I stood in the Newark airport, waiting for my luggage. We (the passengers) stood there for quite a while watching the empty luggage carousel spin. It basically means that no one cares how well something works if it doesn't have anything to do. (e.g. an empty luggage carousel, a blank disk.)

[From my "Past Tips of the Moment and Past Thoughts" page. This was the first "thought" (as opposed to a tip) and third post overall. I didn't keep track of the dates beyond the year, so the date is a guess. Not a very good aphorism, but you gotta start somewhere. — 28 May 2009]