The Technium

Sourced Quotes, 11


I’m curious about everything. Even subjects that don’t interest me. — Alex Trebek, What I’ve Learned, Esquire, March 2003.

We’ve gotten so used to emergent technologies that we get anxious if we haven’t had one in a while. — William Gibson, The Art of Fiction, Paris Review, No. 211.

The cynic has a shorter to-do list than the optimist. — Anne Herbert, Peace and Love, September 22, 2011

If you aren’t having to apologize every now and then you aren’t being interesting enough. — Robert Scoble. My Apology to Tim Cook, Google+, Octber 6, 2011

Without a big picture we are very small people. – Nancy Abrams and Joel Primack, The New Universe and the Human Future, Introduction p. xii, 2011.

A tree cannot find out, as it were, how to blossom, until comes blossom-time. A social growth cannot find out the use of steam engines, until comes steam-engine-time. — Charles Fort, Lo!, 1931, p. 34

Accessibility is actually more important than Security because dialing Accessibility to zero means you have no product at all, whereas dialing Security to zero can still get you a reasonably successful product such as the Playstation Network. — Steve Yegge, Google+, Oct 12, 2011

Few people are suited to running a startup, and it’s very hard to predict beforehand which are, so lots of people starting startups who shouldn’t is probably the optimal state of affairs. As long as you’re at a point in your life when you can bear the risk of failure, the best way to find out if you’re suited to running a startup is to try it. — Paul Graham, Why Startup Hubs Work, October 2011

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Comments
  • Besmissen

    The gift of being able to turn a good phrase is not that much different from passing out new eyeballs.

  • Kate

    These are my favorite of your posts.  I always find a couple of gems in here!