[OT] Work is a gas reference request

By: Paul A. Clayton (paaronclayton.delete@this.gmail.com), July 30, 2017 1:11 pm
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Does anyone know of a source for a quote similar to the following: "Ordinarily, work is a gas, expanding to fill its containing time. Under intense pressure, supercool it and work can become a coherent liquid, but it is extremely difficult to get solid work."

I developed the above form, but suspect the basic concept (particularly about work having the property of a gas, filling the available time) is not original with me. However, a quick googling did not discover any references.

I do think some readers here would enjoy the humor. (I suppose if one puts a enough energy into work it may become a plasma, but then one really wants to be sure it is safely contained.)
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