Thursday, February 10, 2005


In Blueprints for High Availability: Designing Resilient Distributed Systems by Evan Marcus, Hal Stern, there is a quote credited to Scott Russel, Canadian TV personality:

Tell me a fact I forget it; tell me the truth and I learn something; tell me a story and I remember.

I couldn't find this quote in Google, instead I found an ""Indian proverb":
Tell me a fact and I'll learn. Tell me the truth and I'll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever.
Which is better?


  1. Hello. I know the 2nd. First, I've heard it from Sandy Carter, IBM. She also told me that it is an old indian proverb.

    And it impressed me!
    So I would vote for it!

    Did you get any other comments?


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