QOTW::Quote Of The Week, Spring 2004

  1. O'Reilly related the story of a toy company looking for beta testers. They would ask the kids "who's the coolest kid you know?" They would then follow the trail until a kid answered, "I am."
    -- Tim O'Reilly {during his keynote speech at the 2002 O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference}

  2. To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
    -- Theodore Roosevelt { more Roosevelt quotes from BrainyQuote.com}

  3. 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]

  4. Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.
    -- Hector Louis Berlioz {1803-1869, French Conductor, Music Critic, Author}

  5. In looking over this material, I have mixed emotions; so much of this stuff is immature and not well-done, and there is an element of embarrassment about displaying it. But at the same time it does capture two moments in a period of creativeness and may have some historical interest.
    -- Dennis Ritchie {from Ritchie's paper Very Early C Compilers and Languages }

  6. The universe is the most authentic reality show running. It's all science all the time -- and it ought to be on television.
    -- Dr. E.C.Krupp {Director, Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles; CSNTv.org}

  7. An expert is one who does not have to think. He knows.
    -- Frank Lloyd Wright {from PBS.org: master builder, a rebel and a worshipper of nature}

  8. If A equals success, then the formula is: A = X + Y + Z,
    then X is work, Y is play, Z is keep your mouth shut.

    -- Albert Einstein (01879-01955) {German-born theoretical physicist; more...} [life]

  9. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
    -- Arthur C. Clarke (01917-02008) {British science-fiction author and inventor; more...} [technology]

  10. [computation can be secure]
    -- K. Eric Drexler {MIT PhD Molecular Nanotechnology; Engines of Creation}

  11. In the end it is the poor who will be chained to the computer; the rich will get teachers.
    -- a Forbes magazine editor

  12. Communications without intelligence is noise; Intelligence without communications is irrelevant.
    -- Gen. Alfred. M. Gray, USMC {via a PLUG posting by der.hans}

  13. Youth has been a habit with some so long they cannot part with it.
    -- Rudyard Kipling {wrote numerous books during late-1800s/early-1900s; biography}

  14. At no time is freedom of speech more precious than when a man hits his thumb with a hammer.
    -- Marshall Lumsden {journalist who edited social and behavioral science publications}

  15. I hate lying on the beach - it's worse than prison for me.
    -- Marvin Minsky (01927-) {Artificial intelligence guru; Minsky's homepage at MIT.edu} [life]

  16. It's a glorious crater. We have hit what the science team believes is the scientific sweet spot.
    -- Steve Squyres {chief investigator for the Mars Exploration Rover Mission}

QOTW::Winter 2003-2004

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