Compress Quotes (2 quotes)
The problem for a writer of a text-book has come now, in fact, to be thisto write a book so neatly trimmed and compacted that no coach, on looking through it, can mark a single passage which the candidate for a minimum pass can safely omit. Some of these text-books I have seen, where the scientific matter has been, like the ladys waist in the nursery song, compressed so gent and sma, that the thickness barely, if at all, surpasses what is devoted to the publishers advertisements. We shall return, I verily believe, to the Compendium of Martianus Capella. The result of all this is that science, in the hands of specialists, soars higher and higher into the light of day, while educators and the educated are left more and more to wander in primeval darkness.
When I needed an apparatus to help me linger below the surface of the sea, Ιmile Gagnan and I used well-known scientific principles about compressed gases to invent the Aqualung; we applied science. The Aqualung is only a tool. The point of the Aqualungof the computer, the CAT scan, the vaccine, radar, the rocket, the bomb, and all other applied scienceis utility.