Peter Sheil (petersheil) wrote,
Peter Sheil
petersheil

Quotes of the day

for the cynics amongst us ... as if there are any reading this :)

Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them.
Joseph Heller, "Catch-22"

Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way. This happens to us all the time with computers, and nobody thinks of complaining.
Jeff Raskin, interviewed in Doctor Dobb's Journal
Yes, it's true. Why do we put up with Windows? Imagine if your TV was as unreliable as your PC ... or your car ... mind you I have had cars like that.

Ours is the age that is proud of machines that think and suspicious of men who try to.
H. Mumford Jones
The cult ot the lowest common denominator; dumbing down. We should reward true intelligence and not lower our standards to allow everyone to "win". This is not aimed at any recent examination takers - I'm sure you worked hard to get your results - rather at the system of education in Britain today. /rant

If you haven't found something strange during the day, it hasn't been much of a day.
John A. Wheeler
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