I fell into a link hole. It seems almost more interesting to me when Google does not reveal answers, but offers more riddles. Where is the truth? Out there. Or in there.
I saw this rather provocative and clever quote in… of all places, the first issue of Hacker Monthly. That I came by the way of exploring the pay to print service from MagCloud, which interestingly, you can read for free on the iPad. But that’s the worm hole.
So this thing about theory and practice, wow it sure sounds like a Yogi Berra quote – http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/y/yogiberra141506.html. But what about Jan L. A. van de Snepscheut — http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Jan_L._A._van_de_Snepscheut?
Who said dat? The internets do not give a final answer.
And more, who is Jan L. A. van de Snepscheut? Wikipedia provides a stub. And more mystery– which version of his death do you want- the LA Times version or the Wired fictionalized version? Neither is all that flattering.
The stub provides more questions than answers.
In the end, I am not all that invested if the quote was from Yogi or not (waiting for someone smarter to comment)– I love the cleverness of the statement. That is something without much mystery as to its meaning.
The post "Theory, Practice, and Stubs" was originally yanked out of the teeth of a rabid chicken at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2010/09/theory-practice-and-stubs/) on September 9, 2010.