Quotation by Norbert Wiener

The idea that information can be stored in a changing world without an overwhelming depreciation of its value is false. It is scarcely less false than the more plausible claim that after a war we may take our existing weapons, fill their barrels with cylinder oil, and coat their outsides with sprayed rubber film, and let them statically await the next emergency.
Norbert Wiener (1894–1964), U.S. mathematician, educator, founder of Cybernetics. The Human Use of Human Beings, ch. 7 (1950).
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