The best programmers are not marginally better than merely good ones. They are an order-of-magnitude better, measured by whatever standard: conceptual creativity, speed, ingenuity of design, or problem-solving ability. -- Randall E. Stross
What I didn't understand was that the value of some new acquisition wasn't the difference between its retail price and what I paid for it. It was the value I derived from it. Stuff is an extremely illiquid asset. Unless you have some plan for selling that valuable thing you got so cheaply, what difference does it make what it's "worth?" The only way you're ever going to extract any value from it is to use it. And if you don't have any immediate use for it, you probably never will. -- Paul Graham
When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. -- Sherlock Holmes
Bonne bosse et reste le boss. -- Darryl Amedon
In terms of energy, it's better to make a wrong choice than none at all. -- George Leonard, Mastery.
1 - Creativity and innovation always build on the past. 2 - The past always tries to control the creativity that builds on it. 3 - Free societies enable the future by limiting the past. 4 - Ours is less and less a free society. -- Lawrence Lessig, Free Culture.
Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly. ~Proverb
The starting point of all achievement is desire. ~Napolean Hill
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. ~Jim Ryun
It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings. –Ann Landers