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Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

“Years from now, when everyone is saying ‘meatmobile,’ I will be KING,” —Ed Yong, an Atlantic staff writer, on what people in the future will call cars driven by humans.

“The parks aren’t interested in making really good maps. The parks make what we call information graphics,” —Tim Harrison, who makes maps of California’s state parks.

“The GRE is like taking a cancer test that was invented in the 1940s.” —Robert J. Sternberg, who studies intelligence and college admissions, on the test required for most U.S. graduate programs.

(Previous quotes from our sources here)