Posted by Bob on October 02, 2001
In Reply to: Free lunch posted by R. Berg on October 01, 2001
: : : : I was browsing and found this at Quoteland.com Someone is bound to ask this sooner or later, so here it is:
: : : : "There ain't no such thing as a free lunch."
: : : : A Libertarian Movement slogan
: : : : -Robert A. Heinlein, The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, 1907
: : : Heinlein was born in 1907, so now don't you wish you had the ability to edit....
: : You guys are a tough audience. Don't blame me. I just cut and pasted from Quoteland.com And learned a valuable lesson in the process, you can't always trust Internet sources.
: Want to hear something even more shocking? Sometimes real, solid
printed books contain mistakes too!
: Orig. pub date for "Moon" may be earlier than 1967. My old Books in Print cites a 1966 edition.
: I think "There ain't no such thing as a free lunch" was around in the culture before the mid-1960s, anyway.
Come to think of it, it was. I remember it from my youth, which I am forced to confess predates 1966, but which may resume any day now.