Archive for the 'Quotes' Category

Quote of the day

[link] Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

“Man is born free, but he is everywhere in cubicles.”

Nikil Saval, author of an interesting book on the history of workplace design.

Quote of the Day

[link] Thursday, November 13th, 2014

“It’s better to be wrong but interesting than right but dull.”

Chris Dillow quoted here

Quote of the Day

[link] Sunday, November 9th, 2014

“The character we exhibit in the latter half of our life need not necessarily be, though it often is, our original character, developed further, dried up, exaggerated, or diminished. It can be its exact opposite, like a suit worn inside out.”

Marcel Proust

Quote of the Day

[link] Saturday, November 8th, 2014

“Politics determines who has the power, not who has the truth.”

Paul Krugman

Quote of the Day

[link] Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

“Postel’s Law, aka the Robustness Principle is useful here. Be conservative in what you transmit, liberal in what you accept, and reject malicious patterns. Another way to put that could be: speak gently, keep an open mind to what others say, and don’t be a doormat.

From a lovely essay, “How to be Polite … for Geeks”, by Quinn Norton.

Quote of the Day

[link] Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

“At some point soon it will almost be more embarrassing for a retailer if you haven’t been hacked than if you have”.

Benedict Evans

Quote of the Day

[link] Saturday, October 11th, 2014

“Nothing pleases people more than to go on thinking what they have always thought, at at the same time imagining that they are thinking something new and daring: it combines the advantage of security and the delight of adventure”.

TS Eliot

Quote of the day

[link] Saturday, September 27th, 2014

“The law is just politics frozen in time.”

Marcus Raskin

Quote of the Day

[link] Monday, September 15th, 2014

We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works.

Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

Quote of the Day

[link] Sunday, September 14th, 2014

You know what a learning experience is? A learning experience is one of those things that says, “You know that thing you just did? Don’t do that.”

Douglas Adams in The Salmon of Doubt