Saturday, March 24, 2007

Turning dreams into reality

My department (Computer Science) is in our College of Engineering. At a recent event, a T-shirt was distributed which said, "Turning dreams into reality."

Although that phrase has become something of a cliche, I like it because it characterizes what Computer Scientist and Engineers have in common. We both turn our thoughts into something real in the world.

When I showed the shirt to Debora, she said that what the Humanities do is to turn reality into dreams. I guess the Sciences turn reality into abstractions. The Professions? They turn reality into money.

1 comment:

Dale said...

Enron: turning money into dreams.

Psychiatrists: turning dreams into prescriptions.

Psychologists: turning dreams into theories of the unconscious.