I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Only I will remain
I must not fear.
Authority, historically, gets bestowed on the gatekeepers of information, such as Britannica, universities, newspapers, etc. Everything that can be digitized will be digitized, and will then be available over the internet, which is disruptive, not only to business models, but to authority. — Joe Gregorio (via Simon Willison) »
The most important thing a creative person can learn professionally is where to draw the red line that separates what you are willing to do from what you are not. — Hugh MacLeod»
The truth isn’t the truth until people believe you, and they can’t believe you if they don’t know what you’re saying, and they can’t know what you’re saying if they don’t listen to you, and they won’t listen to you if you’re not interesting, and you won’t be interesting unless you say things imaginatively, originally, freshly. — Bernbach Paradigm »
“there is nothing in a catterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly“
Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. — Benjamin Franklin »
People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware. — Alan Kay »
It’s too bad she won’t live! But then again, who does? — Gaff (in Blade Runner) »
I believe that every human has a finite number of heart-beats. I don’t intend to waste any of mine running around doing exercises. — Buzz Aldrin »