A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from April 10, 2010
“In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is.”

Entry in progress—B.P.

Wikipedia: Jan L. A. van de Snepscheut
Jan L. A. van de Snepscheut (1953 – 1994) was a computer scientist and educator.
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In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is.
. This has also been attributed to Yogi Berra.
. This has also been attributed to Chuck Reid.

Google Books
An introduction to the art and science of programming
By Walter J. Savitch
Menlo Park, CA: Benjamin/Cummings Pub. Co.
1986
Pg. 366:
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; but in practice, there is.

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Pascal, an introduction to the art and science of programming
By Walter J. Savitch
Redwood City, CA: Benjamin/Cummings Pub. Co.
1991
Pg. 507:
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice, but in practice, there is.

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Parallel multigrid waveform relaxation for parabolic problems
By Stefan Vandewalle
Stuttgart: Teubner
1993
Pg. 248:
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is.
-- / bin/ fortune.

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Philosophical perspectives on bioethics : [essays presented at sessions of a 1993 - 94 seminar series]
Edited by Leonard W Sumner
Toronto: Univ. of Toronto Press
1996
Pg. 133:
An unknown wit stated it perfectly: ‘In theory, theory and practice are the same thing. In practice, they’re not.’

Google Books
Applying use case driven object modeling with UML:
An annotated e-commerce example

By Doug Rosenberg and Kendall Scott
Boston, MA: Addison-Wesley
2001
Pg. 1:
One of our favorite quotes is, ‘The difference between theory and practice is that in theory, there is no difference between theory and practice, but in practice, there is.”

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