More Miscellaneous Quotes and Stories
A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any other
invention in human history, with the possible exception of
handguns and tequila.
- Mitch Radcliffe
Giving up is the ultimate tragedy.
- Robert J. Donovan
There were in this country two very large monopolies.
The larger of the two had the following record: the Vietnam War,
Watergate, double-digit inflation, fuel and energy shortages, bankrupt
airlines, and the 8-cent postcard.
The second was responsible for such things as the transistor, the solar
cell, lasers, synthetic crystals, high fidelity stereo recording, sound
motion pictures, radio astronomy, negative feedback, magnetic tape,
magnetic "bubbles", electronic switching systems, microwave radio and
TV relay systems, information theory, the first electrical digital
computer, and the first communications satellite.
Guess which one got to tell the other how to run the telephone business?
- From the UNIX Fortunes
When cryptography is outlawed,
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