Source vs. Resource

A source is defined as a point of origin. A flow of water, a flow of information, and a flow of procured goods all emanate from a source. A source can be a person, place, or document.

Source can be used as a verb, too. To source something means to specify the origin of something. For example, you can source a certain kind of filter for a certain brand of equipment.

A resource is defined as a source of supply or support, or a source of information or expertise. When talking about wealth, the term is usually plural, such as natural resources.

Examples:

She is a valuable resource for information about Houston, as she has lived here 30 years.

He clearly doesn’t have the resources to support a wife and family yet.

Resource is not used as a verb. The adjective “resourceful” means “capable of devising ways and means to meet various situations.”

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Funny Typo of the Day:

… as shown in the flowing figure.

(should be “following”)

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Profound Quote of the Day
“My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.”

– Steve Jobs, the late CEO of Apple, 1955-2011

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