Quotes Collected During Winter Break 2003-2004

QOTW::Fall, 2003

These quotes have been added to GDT::Quotes during Winter Break 2003-2004. They are displayed in oldest-to-newest order.

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

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}

However far modern science and techniques have fallen short
of their inherent possiblities, they have taught mankind at
least one lesson -- nothing is impossible.

-- Lewis Mumford (01895-01990) {seen on a sign at ASU's Biodesign Institute; more...} [progress]

Yesterday I had my tech guy come to the house and disconnect my Sun network, and tomorrow I'm having shut down my company email account.
-- Bill Joy {from the December 2003 issue of the ACM}

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}

You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity.
-- Tom Wolfe {obtained from the 26 December 2003 Phoenix Business Journal}

A computer, to print out a fact, will divide, multiply, and subtract. but this output can be no more than debris, if the input was short of exact.
-- GIGO {GIGO -- garbage in, garbage out}

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}

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift; that's why it's called the present.
-- Unknown Source {given at the 2004 MCCCD Faculty Convocation}

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

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

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}

QOTW::Fall, 2003

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