GDT::QOTW::Quote Of The Week::Fall 2005

QOTW::Quote Of The Week::Fall 2005

  1. You can live your own life... Making it happen
    Working on your own time... Laid back and laughin'

    -- Neil Young (01945-) {lyric from Last Dance (01973); sorry Neil--"a man needs a" robot(s)} [life]

  2. I don't know if you know what a pissant is, but that is a small, tiny, infinitesimal amount.
    -- Michael Crow { ASU President speaking to students about state funds allocated for financial aid } [tuition]

  3. Why not improve the brain? You would want a lot of compute power.
    Perhaps in the future, we can attach a little version of Google
    that you just plug into your brain. We'll have to develop stylish
    versions, but then you'd have all of the world's knowledge
    immediately available, which is pretty exciting.

    -- Sergey Brin (01973-) {Russian-born co-founder of Google; more...} [augmented intelligence]

  4. Everyone takes the limits of his own vision for
    the limits of the world.

    -- Arthur Schopenhauer (01788-01860) {19th century philosopher; begins chapter 1 of Kurzweil's "The Singularity is Near"} [vision]

  5. This is the kind of stuff the governor is really passionate about. High-tech is the future of Arizona.
    -- Jeanine L'Ecuyer { governor's spokeswoman speaking about Google } [politics]

  6. At the Foo Camp in August, O'Reilly opened by asking participants to identify their passions with only three words.
    -- Steven Levy { writing about Tim O'Reilly in Wired 13.10: The Trend Spotter } [passion/future]

  7. Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
    -- from a Google help wanted ad { skills googlers have...; }

  8. When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
    -- ancient saying { U.S. society, as of 2005, does not easily support this } [learning]

  9. Unlike the Luddites, Mr. Kurzweil argues that the best way of
    curbing technology's potential harm is ... more technology.

    -- Glenn Reynolds {writing about Kurzweil's "Singularity is Near"; more...} [future]

  10. Work and play are not mutually exclusive.
    -- Google, Inc. (01998-) {reason #4 of 10 to work at Google } [work/play]

  11. We're not happy until you're not happy.
    -- Willie Nelson (01933-) {speaking to critics of Farm Aide money distribution; more...} [happiness]

  12. The long-term trend toward short-term focus in government-sponsored
    research continues. The young Doug Engelbarts of today will be
    hard pressed to find support for their dreams.

    -- Bill Joy (01954-) {pleading w/Government to "think big"; more... [future]

  13. Internet is for everyone - even Martians!
    -- Vinton Cerf { Internet co-creator; Google's Chief Internet Evangelist; RFC 3271 (2002) } [Internet]
    Because there are only nine justices.
    -- John Roberts { responding to a client as to why they lost a Supreme Court case 9-0 } [legal]

  14. It is difficult to describe what this situation feels like for those involved. It is surreal and unfathomable; yet, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Our focus is on the light and not the darkness.
    -- Scott Cowen { Tulane University president blogging about hurricane Katrina } [vision]

  15. The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.
    -- Albert Einstein (01879-01955) {German-born theoretical physicist; more...} [intelligence]

  16. I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction
    of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he
    will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

    -- Henry David Thoreau (01817-01862) {American author; more...} [life/dream]

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