Monday, April 30, 2012

: sometimes outdated metaphors are brought back into use to refer to new discoveries

: "the infrastructure determines the super structure"

Friday, April 27, 2012

: : "One has to be an open palm. As soon as it clenches into a fist, the person looses the ability to learn and to enjoy new things. And that is the onset of old age".

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

: If you had a billion dollars in the bank, would you go on doing the work you do to make a living? Really honestly truly?

: "Religion is a barbiturate, dulling the pain and putting you to sleep. Revolution is an amphetamine, revving you up and making you feel powerful. When people have nothing else going for them, they’ll grab either one—or both."

: "the boss is just another person with a job—the job of being boss. The boss isn’t to be envied or even particularly admired"

: "Natural selection is a process that separates the workable from the unworkable, not the perfect from the imperfect."

Monday, April 16, 2012

: "We must destroy in ourselves and in the people around us the meme proclaiming civilization to be an unsurpassable invention."

: "Inexplicable behavior can’t be allowed to remain inexplicable"

: to settle: to plateau

: misunderstanding is still a form of understanding.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

: "We will never, under any circumstances, be able to stop change on this planet."

: "no invention is ever unsurpassable. The steam engine was surpassed by the gas engine. The radio was surpassed by television. The calculator was surpassed by the computer. Why should civilization be different?"

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

: it would seem the best things in life must be given, they can not just be taken.

Friday, April 6, 2012

: “The ultimate inspiration is the deadline” is a quote from Nolan Bushnell,

Thursday, April 5, 2012

: "central heating and universities and opera houses and space ships"

: can one start wanting something before they know it exists?