July 15, 2012

Why should I branch out? I've branched in.

Is that an original aphorism? Google says yes. So... yes?

7 comments:

EDH said...

"Branched in"? Sounds like impalement.

So rather than expanding your span to capture new influences and connections outside your existing ambit, you're instead mining those already within your reach?

Would be an interesting concept.

edutcher said...

Is this another unintentionally sexual post?

rhhardin said...

Fan-in (electronics), confluence (rivers), creature with two backs (sex).

Darrell said...

The first person to write "rubbing one in" for women, instead of "rubbing one out," should win a pie.

Tibore said...

Branching "in" is actually a good concept. Too many people are a mile wide and an inch deep regarding their intellectual development, and the national discourse shows the ill effects of this. Why else would so many be susceptible to the criticism that the US doesn't have a "modern" health care system simply because it's not socialized (as if the defining criteria for modernity is government involvement, not the state of the art and use of up-to-date practices)? It's because too many are only an inch deep on the subject.

Delving into and developing depth of what one already knows is a very laudable concept. It's simply not practiced enough, and has led to a superficial flittering amongst Topics Of The Day. I can't help but think of all the health issues and "solutions" that come around because of this intellectual practice in the population. How much of the antivaccination movement is caused by this, for example?

Ann Althouse said...

You people took this in an interesting direction!

Holmes said...

Like grafting in. Very Biblical.