The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance – it is the illusion of knowledge.
Daniel J. Boorstin
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
When written in Chinese, the word “crisis” is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
John F. Kennedy
The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
The difference between chirping out of turn and a faux pas depends on what kind of a bar you’re in.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
It is much more difficult to measure nonperformance than performance.
Harold S. Geneen
It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.
Perspective is worth 80 IQ points.
Rarely promise, but, if lawful, constantly perform.
People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware.
Real programmers can write assembly code in any language.
The Internet is the most important single development in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting.
The Internet treats censorship as a malfunction and routes around it.
John Perry Barlow
The Linux philosophy is 'Laugh in the face of danger'. Oops. Wrong One. 'Do it yourself'. Yes, that's it.
Technology has to be invented or adopted.
The protean nature of the computer is such that it can act like a machine or like a language to be shaped and exploited.
The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.
B. F. Skinner
The research rat of the future allows experimentation without manipulation of the real world. This is the cutting edge of modeling technology.
We will create a civilization of the Mind in Cyberspace. May it be more humane and fair than the world your governments have made before.
John Perry Barlow