Monday, June 11

Herding Cats

One of the most rapidly rising sayings of this decade has been the comparison of just about anything to the difficulty of herding cats.

Although the saying had probably been around for some time before, quite possibly of Irish origin (Wikipedia claims a 1999 album of the name by Celtic band Gaelic Storm), it really rose to prominence with a quite entertaining US advert during the Super Bowl.

I say this because a meeting at work has just fallen through as two of the three people I'd meant to meet with aren't actually here today (the Prof is, the postdoc and the lecturer aren't). Organising physicists is like herding cats.

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