[How friendly will this machine be?] Well, I don’t think it’s a matter of friendliness, because ultimately if the program is going to accomplish anything of value, it will probably be relatively complex. -- Gary Kildall (inventor of CP/M, one of the first OS for the micro).
Humans differ from animals to the degree that they are not merely an end result of their conditioning, but are able to reflect on their experiences and strategies, and apply insight to make changes in the way they live to modify the outcome. -- SlideTrombone (comment on "Programming can ruin your life")
The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak. -- Hans Hofmann
We fail to realize that mastery is not about perfection. It's about a process, a journey. The master is the one who stays on the path day after day, year after year. The master is the one who is willing to try, and fail, and try again, for as long as he or she lives. -- George Leonard, Mastery.
Code is poetry. -- wordpress.org
Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking about them. -- Alfred North Whitehead (Introduction to Mathematics)
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. – Albert Einstein
If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough. ~Albert Einstein
When you stop chasing the wrong things you give the right things a chance to catch you. ~Lolly Daskal
As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others. ~Bill Gates