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Two Things

Written By: Gary on April 13, 2004 5 Comments

The story goes –

A few years ago, I was chatting with a stranger in a bar. When I told him I was an economist, he said, “Ah. So… what are the Two Things about economics?”

“Huh?” I cleverly replied.

“You know, the Two Things. For every subject, there are really only two things you really need to know. Everything else is the application of those two things, or just not important.”

“Oh,” I said. “Okay, here are the Two Things about economics. One: Incentives matter. Two: There’s no such thing as a free lunch.”

For computers I’d say:

  1. Reboot if it acts up.
  2. Backup your files.

From http://www.kegz.net/blog/eggz/ who got it from here.

To save readers some money I’ll include two bonus items:

  1. Don’t buy the best unless you have cash to burn (or really intense games to play / processes to run). In another 12-18 months that machine will be 25%-%50 less or the new model will be 50% faster.
  2. Make sure it’s got a good return policy (unless you know it’s exactly what you want).

What’s your two things?

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5 Responses to “Two Things”

  1. The Blog of ME says on: 30 April 2005 at 7:13 pm

    The Two/Five Things

    Found this kind of wild idea on Gary LaPointe’s blog today, by way of the Daily Meme. Here’s the idea:

  2. Her G-Spot says on: 9 September 2005 at 11:51 pm

    Two and Five Things

    For every subject, there are really only two things you really need to know. Everything else is the application of those two things, or just not important.
    Two Things
    For leading a happy life:01. Loving02. Being loved
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  3. eV says on: 26 January 2006 at 11:20 pm

    For the psychiatric field:

    1.Knowing that you are crazy is a sure sign that you can be sane someday.

    2.Never take your work-including patients or coworkers-home

  4. Peter Collins says on: 24 February 2007 at 1:54 am

    For any job:
    1) It’s not what you know but who you know.
    2) Chrisma will get you further than hard work.

  5. Nurse's Life Blog says on: 12 December 2008 at 12:37 am

    2 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW IN NURSING

    There are 2 main things you need to know to do my job as a nurse. Common sense, they are really, but I have to post…

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