QOTW::Quote Of The Week, Spring 2003

  1. Ignorance is not bliss.
    -- unknown source ["Ignorance is bliss" is a quote from Thomas Gray, 1747]

  2. It ticks once a year, bongs once a century, and the cuckoo comes out every millennium.
    -- Daniel Hillis [from 01993; Long Now Foundation]

  3. If it weren't for C, we'd be writing programs in BASI, PASAL, OBOL, and ++.
    -- unknown source [In addition, we would also have sript languages such as JavaSript and VBsript.]

  4. Committee - a group of men who individually can do nothing but as a group decide that nothing can be done.
    -- Fred Allen [radio comedian; more Fred Allen quotes]

  5. I'm not just going to sit back and be a quiet engineer.
    I have a two-year-old son and I don't want him to grow
    up in a world that is less free.

    -- Bruce Parens [ OpenSources::The Open Source Definition ]

  6. Because you have a mother and a father :-)
    -- Bjarne Stroustrup {Chapter 12: Multiple Inheritance, The Design and Evolution of C++} [computing]

  7. Free software is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand the concept,
    you should think of Free as in Free speech, not as in free beer.

    -- Richard Stallman [ The Free Software Definition]

  8. Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.
    -- Albert Einstein (01879-01955) {German-born theoretical physicist; more...} [peace]

  9. If a dog makes a dash for my trousers, I shoot him down before he can bite.
    -- Sir Winston Churchill [October of 1930; quoted as stating that, if Hitler were to come to power in Germany, England's eventual response must be...]

  10. One must learn by doing the thing, for though you think
    you know it, you have no certainty until you try.

    -- Aristotle (00384BC-00322BC) {Greek philosopher; more...} [learning]

  11. A mickey is the smallest visible unit of cursor motion your mouse (hence the name) can produce on a computer screen.
    -- Fred Baldwin [freelance writer]

  12. I may be going to hell in a bucket, babe, but at least I'm enjoying the ride.
    -- John Perry Barlow [lyricist for the Grateful Dead; co-founder of EFF.org]

  13. Seven astronauts who died 1 February 2003 aboard the space shuttle Columbia gave their lives in service to science and to others, and will serve as an inspiration for generations to come.
    -- AAAS [American Association for the Advancement of Science]

  14. When the person from the patent department comes around and asks if you have invented anything, just say you have invented a lot, but nothing that hasn't been invented before. Now just go away, and let me do my job.
    -- Tim Berners-Lee [creator of the World Wide Web]

  15. A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
    -- Charles Darwin (01809-01882) {English naturalist/evolutionist; more...} [life]

  16. Stood alone on a mountain top starin' out at the Great Divide,
    I could go east, I could go west, it was all up to me to decide...

    -- Bob Seger [rock'n roller; Roll Me Away lyrics]

QOTW::Fall, 2002

Author: G.D.Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 20 January 2003
Last Modified: Saturday, 05-Jan-2013 11:17:38 MST