Monday, January 03, 2005


An Aphorism Or Two

The nice thing about standards is that there are so many to choose from.
- Andrew S. Tannenbaum

There are three roads to ruin; women, gambling and technicians. The most pleasant is with women, the quickest is with gambling, but the surest is with technicians.
- George Pompidou

Technology is dominated by two types of people: those who understand what they do not manage, and those who manage what they do not understand.

If you have any trouble sounding condescending, find a Unix user to show you how it's done.
- Scott Adams

If computers get too powerful, we can organize them into a committee. That will do them in.
- Bradley's Bromide

There are two major products that came out of Berkeley: LSD and UNIX. We don't believe this to be a coincidence.
- Jeremy S. Anderson

The last good thing written in C++ was the Pachelbel Canon.
- Jerry Olson

- Fairchild Research and Development, 1969

Any science or technology which is sufficiently advanced is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Any technology that is distinguishable from magic is not sufficiently advanced.
- Gregory Benford

To be a nemesis, you have to actively try to destroy something, don't you? Really, I'm not out to destroy Microsoft. That will just be a completely unintentional side effect.
- Linus Torvalds

Windows is just DOS in drag.
- Anonymous

Needless to say, the road warrior follies have begun already. Making my reservation for my road trip this week I find that Large Chain Hotel Catering To Business Travelers is no longer in policy, and the other nearby Large Chain Hotel that's within policy doesn't have any available rooms at our Special For Friends Of Mr. Rick Rate. Therefore, it's either drive 16 miles (not in Boston traffic, I'm not!) or park myself at Slightly Lower Rent Chain With Much Less Amenities Near Large Chain. Je ne suis glucklich.

Probably a very late post tomorrow.


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