Quotes Collected During Spring 2012 Semester

The following quotes were added to GDT::Quotes during Spring 2012 semester. Most recently added quotes are displayed first.

I'm basically an optimist as a futurist, but progress seems
to consist of taking 100 steps forward and 93 steps back...

-- J. Storrs (Josh) Hall (01954-) {independent scientist and author; more...} [future/patience]

Proliferation of Apple products in the dot-edu system help ensure future consumers of Apple products.
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [sustainability/education]

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
-- Benjamin Franklin (01706-01790) {polymath/Founding Father of the U.S.; more...} [life]

The most radical and transformative of inventions are often
those that empower others to unleash their creativity --
to pursue their dreams.

-- Jeff Bezos (01964-) {founder/CEO of Amazon.com; more...} [inventions]

With the convergence of infinite computing, artificial intelligence,
ubiquitous broadband coverage, and low-cost tablets, we can provide
a nearly free and personalized education to anyone, anywhere,
at any time.

-- "Abundance" (book: 02012) {Peter Diamandis & Steven Kotler; more...} [future/education]

But if this world keeps right on turnin' for the better or the worse
All he ever gets is older and around
From the rockin' of the cradle to the rollin' of the hearse
The going up was worth the coming down

-- Kris Kristofferson (01936-) {"The Pilgrim; chapter 33"; more...} [life]

If we really want to prepare our children for the future,
then learning needs to become addictive.

-- "Abundance" (book: 02012) {Peter Diamandis & Steven Kotler; more...} [future/education]
...morphed by yottagoo in 02012...
If we really want to prepare ourselves for the future,
then learning needs to become addictive.

Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.
-- Heraclitus (535 BCE-475BCE) {Greek philosopher; more...} [life]

I like being around geeks even though I'm just a pseudo-geek.
Sometimes I experience geek envy.

-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [geekdom]

The planet is full of people who aren't thinking about
the future. Shouldn't we all prepare? I think we should.

-- will.i.am (01957-) {American artist/entrepreneur/futurist; more...} [future]

Don't follow your passions, follow your effort. It will lead
you to your passions and to success, however you define it.

-- Mark Cuban (01958-) {American business magnate and investor; more...} [life]

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary
ingredient in living; it's a way of looking at life through the wrong
end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh
at life's realities.

-- Theodor Geisel (01904-01991) {Dr. Seuss; American writer/cartoonist; more...} [life]

Quantum tech will change our lives as much or more in next 50 years as semiconductor tech in the last 50.
-- Alex Lvovsky (-) {; more...} []

Arizona is no longer developing through its traditional five C's--
Cattle, Copper, Climate, Cotton and Citrus. Today (02003), Computers,
Construction, Cargo, Communications have taken their place; the only
constant is the Climate that brings tourists

GDT had to add his Arizona C's as of 02012...
'C'asinos + 'C'onsumerism ("tourists" & Wal-Mart is state's largest employer)

-- Marshall Trimble (01939-) {Arizona's official state historian in Aizona: A Cavalcade of History; more...} [Arizona]

If I have to be a SysAdmin to keep my "smart"phone secure, then
my "smart"phone will never be secure because I ain't no SysAdmin.

-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [computing]

My goal is to try to rescue the art form that I've been
practicing for the last 50 years.

-- Neil Young (01945-) {"an evangelist for quality"; more...} [21st century music]

Work alone... Not on a committee. Not on a team.
-- Steve Wozniak (01950-) {computing guru/co-founder of Apple Inc.; more...} [life]

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Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 13 January 2012
Last Modified: Saturday, 05-Jan-2013 11:17:37 MST