Internet is too efficient

I wanted to ask where the expression “to sit in the Ivory tower” comes from and why it does not seem to excist in French.

Wikipedia not only answered the first question but also taught me that it was a French who gave the notion the meaning it has today.

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3 responses to “Internet is too efficient

  1. Would you mind sharing the new found knowledge with us? I am too lazy to go to the Wikipedia page right now 🙂 Uli

  2. I’m very happy with Internet aka crowdsourcing efficiency: http://zugaldia.wordpress.com/2009/01/04/title-or-author/#comment-524 🙂

  3. @ Uli: Nice try but no, you will have to click yourself.

    @ Zugaldia: You got an answer when you were looking for one but I got one when I would have preferred to actually ask the question and see what guesses come up. That’s good fun too.

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