Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Well...

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "10/27/2006 09:41:00 AM":

Since you didn't publish the anonymous comment about Einstein (and therefore leaving the readers of your blog similarly confused), I can only assume you are talking about me, but I can safely say that I have never met you.

The question about whether Einstein made that comment about compound interest has been asked by many people and has been written about in numerous places (including the Internet, in Wikipedia.) You shouldn't assume you know me just because I said something that someone who actually does know you said to you in person.

And for the record, you said that Einstein "reportedly" said that compound interest was the greatest force in the universe, not "allegedly" said it.

The difference being that when you say "reportedly" you are repeating the statement that you heard said by anothe person, and you are unsure (or do not care about) whether Einstein actually said it or not.

The responsible thing to do would be to stop attributing the comment to Einstein and instead say, "someone once said, 'compound interest is the greatest force in the universe.'"

Ben's Response:

Well --- pardon me (as ex-President Richard Nixon was said to have said to President Ford.)

If you're so smart, you are probably rich.

But why are you annoymous Mr. A ???


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