QOTW::Quote Of The Week, Fall 2003

  1. It's so simple to be happy, but so difficult to be simple.
    -- Gururaj Ananda Yogi (01932-01988) {note 1st name starts with guru; more...} [life]

  2. One of the key characteristics of professionalism is a loyalty to the profession that transcends loyalty to any single employer.
    -- Andrew Koenig {programming guru (C/C++/Python to name a few)}

  3. Diversity is based not on an individual's abilities or character, but on a person's identity and status as a member of a group.
    -- [unknown source] {The MCCCD wastes too much time and money over diversity.}

  4. Adults smile 21 times a day. Teenagers, on the other hand,
    grin 30 times daily and kids under 5 do it 300 times.

    -- Don Henninger {"From the Publisher'on 14 November 2003; Phoenix Business Journal} [life]

  5. Software is too difficult, too limiting, and pretty severely so, and it's a raw deal. The average user really gets screwed.
    -- Mitch Kapor {founder of Lotus; EFF co-founder; open source; LongNow; chandler}

  6. This is very exciting: Voyager is beginning to explore the final frontier of our solar system. It's a totally new region we've never been in before.
    -- Edward Stone {Voyager project scientist}

  7. I work for a newspaper and our delivery system is a 13-year old on a bike.
    -- James E. Vesely {Editorial Page Editor of the Seattle Times}

  8. Freedom to tinker is your freedom to understand, discuss, repair, and modify the technological devices you own.
    -- Edward W. Felten {Princeton University professor; Freedom-to-Tinker.com }

  9. Grandpa died like a hero, fighting for freedom of silence.
    -- Neil Young { Grampa's Interview from the Greendale album}

  10. To have a conversation, you have to be comfortable
    being human -- acknowledging you don't have all the
    answers, being eager to learn from someone else and
    to build new ideas together.

    -- David Wienberger {Cluetrain Manifesto::Chapter 5:: The Hyperlinked Organization}

  11. In general, an implementation must be conservative in its sending behavior, and liberal in its receiving behavior.
    -- Jon Postel {Internet pioneer and author of RFC 791 (Internet Protocol Specification) }

  12. Alan Lightman, who holds joint professorships in physics and the humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, complains that technology has helped to erode our private space, promote ravenous materialism, accelerate our lives, poison our environment, and interfere with our silent moments.
    -- Chronicle.com { Dr. Alan Lightman does not use email.}

  13. Sometimes the price of freedom is what freedom brings.
    -- Eric Schlosser {author of the book Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market }

  14. As long as the moon shall rise (look up) as long as the rivers flow (are you thirsty)
    As long as the sun will shine (my brother you are warm) as long as the grass shall grow

    -- Johnny Cash {words by Peter La Farge (1923-1965), ©1963}

  15. Leave the beaten track occasionally and dive into the woods.
    You will be certain to find something you have never seen before.

    -- Alexander Graham Bell (01847-01922) {invented the telephone in 01875; more...; Mesa...} [adventure]

  16. Please do not dump trash on the side of the road! Major bad karma points await you, and the locals do not take kindly to people littering in their backyard....
    -- The Burning Man Project {BurningMan.com::Black Rock Desert::On The Playa}

  17. We are just at the very beginning of the computer revolution. People should realize not only is it not over, but it's scarcely begun.
    -- Andries van Dam {from the August 2003 Communications of the ACM}

QOTW::Summer, 2003

Author: G.D.Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 05 August 2003
Last Modified: Saturday, 05-Jan-2013 11:17:37 MST