Quote of the Day

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”

W.B. Yeats

LATER: An email from Barry McMullin tells me that it’s probably a misattribution. It’s not clear that Yeats ever said it, and if he did he was paraphrasing Plutarch:

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.”

Which suggests where Amazon got the name for its eReader.