Dear listers:
Many of us pursue our careers in search of knowledge, strive to
work hard, attempt to develop a power base and try desperately to find the
time needed to make some money so we can enjoy life. Here is a quantitative
asessment of these parameters that puts a new twist on knowledge, money and
work.
Howie Spero
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>>After applying some simple algebra to some trite phrases and cliches
>>a new understanding can be reached of the secret to wealth and
>>success.
>>
>>Here it goes.
>> Knowledge is Power
>> Time is Money and as every engineer knows,
>> Power is Work over Time.
>>
>>So, substituting algebraic equations for these time worn
>>bits of wisdom,
>>we get:
>> K = P (1)
>> T = M (2)
>> P = W/T (3)
>>
>> Now, do a few simple substitutions:
>>
>> Put W/T in for P in equation (1), which yields:
>> K = W/T (4)
>>
>> Put M in for T into equation (4), which yields:
>>
>> K = W/M (5).
>>
>> Now we've got something. Expanding back into English, we get:
>>
>> Knowledge equals Work over Money.
>>
>> What this MEANS is that:
>>
>> 1. The More You Know, the More Work You Do, and
>> 2. The More You Know, the Less Money You Make.
>>
>> Solving for Money, we get:
>>
>> M = W/K (6)
>> Money equals Work Over Knowledge.
>>
>> From equation (6) we see that Money approaches infinity as
>>knowledge approaches 0, regardless of the Work done.
>>
>> What THIS MEANS is:
>>
>> The More you Make, the Less you Know.
>>
>> Solving for Work, we get
>>
>> W = M K (7)
>> Work equals Money times Knowledge
>>
>> From equation (7) we see that Work approaches 0 as Knowledge
>>approaches 0.
>>
>> What THIS MEANS is:
>>
>> The stupid rich do little or no work.
>>
>> Working out the socioeconomic implications of this breakthrough is
>>left as an exercise for the reader.
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