>> Saturday, July 17, 2010
In keeping with the Uber Cool Nerd God Theme [I'll explain tomorrow], I went searching through my long list of quotes for technology related quotes. This is the first batch. I hope you enjoy them.
The big corporations are suddenly taking notice of the web, and their reactions have been slow. Even the computer industry failed to see the importance of the Internet, but that’s not saying much. Let’s face it, the computer industry failed to see that the century would end.
“But eventually you’ll solve my problem, right?”
“Sure, if your problem is too much optimism.”
From Dogbert’s Tech Support
I found some numbers that support your strategic plan. I had to take the square root of a negative number to do it. The timeline is on this mobius strip.
If you have any trouble sounding condescending, find a UNIX user to show you how it’s done.
Generations of presenters have adopted the K.I.S.S principle — Keep It Simple Stupid. This is the K.I.S.S. of D.E.A.T.H. for audience concentration, however. The speaker, sensing inattention, simplifies still more. This downward spiral ends in the Lucidity Paradox: the speaker’s points eventually become so clear they disappear.
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
An education isn’t how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It’s being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don’t.
If all else fails, immortality can always be assured by spectacular error.
–John Kenneth Galbraith
The difference between science and the fuzzy subjects is that science requires reasoning, while those other subjects merely require scholarship.
Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.
Genius, in truth, means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way.
Accomplishing the impossible means only that the boss will add it to your regular duties.
For every complex problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong.
A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.
Don’t push the on-button if you don’t know where the off-button is.