In my copy of The Zen and Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, it says:
Within that context of thought, ghosts and spirits are quite as real as atoms, particles, photons and quants are to a modern man.
I chuckled at that typo, imagining finance guys as a fundamental building block of the universe. I searched Google to see if anyone else caught it, though, and none of the results seemed to notice it.
I'm not going crazy, am I? The author clearly meant "quarks" unless there's some meaning from the seventies I'm not aware of, correct?