Schlagwort-Archiv: Erfindung

Geldesign.

He snatched a piece of paper from Owlswick's box, and pulled out a pencil. 'Look,' he said, 'you start with...'

What?

'Richness,' he told himself, aloud, 'richness and solidity, like the front of the bank. Lots of ornate scrolling, which is hard to copy. A ... panorama, a cityscape ... Yes! Ankh-Morpork, it's all about the city! Vetinari's head, because they'll expect that, and a great big One so they get the message. Oh, the coat of arms, we must have that. And down here' — the pencil scribbled fast — 'a space for the chairman's signature, pardon me, I mean paw print. On the back ... well, we are talking fine detail, Owlswick. Some god would give us a bit of gravitas. One of the jollier ones. What's the name of that god with the three-pronged fork? One like him, anyway. Fine lines, Owlswick, that's what we want. Oh, and a boat. I like boats. Tell 'em it's worth a dollar again, too. Um ... oh yes, mystic stuff doesn't hurt, people'll believe in any damn thing if it sounds old and mysterious. "Doth not a penny to the widow outshine the unconquered sun?"'

'What does that mean?'

'I haven't the foggiest idea,' said Moist. 'I just made it up.'

Terry Pratchett: Making Money

Made Up Stuff.

“Most of you use languages that were invented, and you can tell, can’t you. This is my invitation to you to use programming languages that are discovered.”

Philip Wadler: Propositions as Types