Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Experience vs. Judgement

"When anyone asks me how I can best describe my experience in nearly forty years at sea, I merely say, uneventful. Of course there have been winter gales, and storms and fog and the like. But in all my experience, I have never been in any accident ... or any sort worth speaking about. I have seen but one vessel in distress in all my years at sea. I never saw a wreck and never have been wrecked nor was I ever in any predicament that threatened to end in disaster of any sort."
Edward John Smith, 1907, Captain of the RMS Titanic)

From Keith Martinsen's blog.

1 comment:

Maricello said...

Good story. I favor judgment too. :-)