Archive for the 'Quotes' Category

Quote of the Day

[link] Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

“Many of history’s great inventions are really great appropriations — middling ideas if used as intended, brilliant when reoriented or co-opted.”

Kathryn Schultz, The New Yorker, April 7, 2014.

Quote of the Day

[link] Thursday, February 13th, 2014

“For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple and wrong.”

H.L. Mencken

Quote of the Day

[link] Saturday, March 16th, 2013

“If you’re the most intelligent person in the room, you’re in the wrong room”

James Watson

Luckily, I spend a lot of my time in the right rooms.

Quote of the Day

[link] Sunday, November 18th, 2012

“We all know what needs to be done. We just don’t know how to be re-elected when we’ve done it”.

Jean-Claude Juncker, Prime Minister of Luxembourg and president of the Euro group of prime ministers, quoted in the Economist, Nov 17, 2012.

Quote of the Day

[link] Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

“It takes about the same amount of computing to answer one Google Search query as all the
computing done — in flight and on the ground — for the entire Apollo program.”

Comment attributed to Peter Norvig and Udi Mepher of Google on hearing of the death of Neil Armstrong.

From Seb Schmoller’s fascinating reflections on his time at ALT-C.

Quote of the Day

[link] Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

“I’ll believe corporations are people persons when Texas executes one”.

Protest placard quoted by Larry Lessig in his Graduation Address to John Marshall Law School.

Quote of the day

[link] Sunday, August 12th, 2012

“Google has great customer service. Problem is, you’re not the customer.”

Bruce Schneier.

Quote of the day

[link] Sunday, July 29th, 2012

“Computing has changed from being something you go to a computer to do to something that the computer comes with you to do. It’s a subtle change, but world-altering for PC makers.”

Astute observation by Charles Arthur in today’s Observer.

Quote of the day

[link] Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

“Warren Buffett doesn’t have any more Google than I have, or the unemployed person has.”

Andrew McAfee of MIT in an interview.

Quote of the Day

[link] Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

“Those are my principles. If you don’t like them,… well, I’ve got others.”

Groucho Marx

Funny that this quote should the one that came to mind when I was thinking about David Cameron.