Preface

Pascal’s Pensees:

Words differently arranged have a different meaning,

and meanings differently arranged have different effects.

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In an A.Maths lesson (2006): I said,

係理論上, 理論上同實際上係無乜分別o既;

但係實際上, 理論上同實際上係有好大分別o既.

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The next day, in a G.Maths lesson, a student said she would collect my words to construct a quotation book.

As a joke, I said,

I am going to publish an autobiography.

Its name will be “我與A.Maths 爭鬥三十年“.

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Footnotes:

(1) Written Chinese and English versions:

在理論上, 理論上和實際上是沒有什麼分別的;

但是在實際上, 理論上和實際上是有很大分別的.

The difference between theory and practice is small in theory but big in practice.

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The original quotation is “The difference between theory and practice tends to be very small in theory, but in practice it is very large indeed.” — Anonymous

I discovered this quotation from the book Open Sources: Voices from the Open Source Revolution in 2002.

(2) A Thirty-year War against Additional Mathematics.

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2008.02.08 Friday \copyright CHK^2