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Automatisation

Delegation enables focussing on the intellectual aspects

It is a profoundly erroneous truism, repeated by all copybooks and by eminent people when they are making speeches, that we should cultivate the habit of thinking of what we are doing. The precise opposite is the case. Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking about them. Operations of thought are like cavalry charges in a battle—they are strictly limited in number, they require fresh horses, and must only be made at decisive moments. Alfred North Whitehead1)

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Alfred North Whitehead. An Introduction to Mathematics. original 1911. Mineola: Dover Publications, 2017, S. 34; highlight not in the original
concepts/automatisation/index.txt · Last modified: 2019/01/28 23:03 by till