Eine gute Rede soll das Thema erschöpfen, nicht die Zuhörer. (Winston Churchill) Es ist sinnlos zu sagen: Wir tun unser Bestes. Es muß dir gelingen, das zu tun, was erforderlich ist. (Winston Churchill) Aufschub ist die tödlichste Form der Ablehnung. (Winston Churchill) Wenn es morgens um sechs Uhr an meiner Tür läutet und ich kann sicher sein, daß es der Milchmann ist, dann weiß ich, daß ich in einer Demokratie lebe. (Winston Churchill) Persönlich bin ich immer bereit zu lernen, obwohl ich nicht immer belehrt werden möchte. (Winston Churchill) Demokratie ist die Notwendigkeit, sich gelegentlich den Ansichten anderer Leute zu beugen. (Winston Churchill) Ein Demokrat braucht nicht zu glauben, dass eine Mehrheit immer eine weise Entscheidung treffen wird. Woran er glauben soll, ist die Notwendigkeit, dass der Mehrheitsbeschluss, ob klug oder unklug, angenommen werden muss, bis die Mehrheit einen anderen Beschluss fasst. (Bertrand Russell) Not emacs - I don't need a new religion, just an editor. Nun aber bleiben Glaube, Liebe, Hoffnung, diese drei; aber die Liebe ist die größte unter ihnen. (1.Kor. 13, 13) Was sagt ein Mann, der bis zum Bauch im Wasser steht?'Das übersteigt meinen Verstand!' Nein, meine Lippen sind versiegelt. Schreib' sowieso lieber emails. (Steffen Glückselig) If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. (Bruce Lee) Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind. (Bruce Lee) Take no thought of who is right or wrong or who is better than. Be not for or against. (Bruce Lee) The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be. (Bruce Lee) Be formless, shapeless, like water... You put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, you put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot... Now water can flow, or it can crash, be water my friend. (Bruce Lee) When the opponent expand, I contract, When he contracts, I expand, And when there is an opportunity, I do not hit--it hits all by itself. (Bruce Lee) Not being tense but ready. Not thinking but not dreaming. Not being set but flexible. Liberation from the uneasy sense of confinement. It is being wholly and quietly alive, aware and alert, ready for whatever may come. (Bruce Lee) One great cause of failure is lack of concentration. (Bruce Lee) I give up. Life is too short. (Jacques Distler auf http://golem.ph.utexas.edu/~distler/blog/archives/000215.html über Entwickeln für den InternetExplorer) Erkenntnisse fallen meist nicht wie Schuppen von den Augen. Erkenntnisse erfordern hartnäckiges Denken, angestrengtes Lernen, begriffliches Klären, Abstraktion, Versuch und Irrtum, Ausdauer! Aber auch: Urteilsvorsicht, vorläufige, korrigierbare Einsichten. (Horst Siebert: Bildungsoffensive. Frankfurt/M. 2002, S. 60. - via - http://www.dagmarwilde.de/semik/zitate/zitatelernenerwachsene.html) Die Kunst des Lehrens hat wenig mit der Übertragung von Wissen zu tun, ihr grundlegendes Ziel muss darin bestehen, die Kunst des Lernens auszubilden. (v. Glasersfeld) Der Mensch soll lernen, nur die Ochsen büffeln. (Erich Kästner) Ich habe ja schon unsere Hotline erwähnt.Wenn Sie einen Franzosen sehen, der sich bewegt, dann sagen Sie mir Bescheid. (Der Kommentator des Spiels Frankreich - Griechenland auf ARD am 26. Juni 2004) Net gschimpft is globt gnuch. (Manfred Glückselig) Wer im Leben glücklich werden will, der muss seine Arbeit lieben lernen. (Chinesisches Sprichwort) Wissen: dafür bist Du selbst verantwortlich; solltest Du habengesunder Menschenverstand: den hast DuGlück:hier drücke ich Dir die Daumen (Josef Ruck in einer email vor meiner Diplomprüfung in KI) Design fails when abstracted from use. (Jeffrey Zeldman in http://www.zeldman.com/daily/0604e.shtml#use) Elegance is not just some sort of prissy foolishness; it's a way to describe ideas and solutions that have staying power, that appeal to something outside of the moment, that can contribute to a discipline and be built upon, rather than simply being applied to the problem at hand and forgotten. (Paul Ford, Processing Processing, http://www.ftrain.com/ProcessingProcessing.html) Words written in public become deeds, and some deeds are inexcusable and I see no point in excusing the inexcusable. (Tim Bray in http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2003/07/02/MadAsHell) Ein Kick zum Kopf ist wie ein Schlag zum Fuß. (Bruce Lee) Life - Story by Kafka, illustration by Dali, algorithm by Conway Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards. (Soren Kierkegaard) The progress must wait for the halt and lame to catch up. (Ted Nelson) Information is where you find it. (Ted Nelson) Pretzel or infinity, it's up to you. (Ted Nelson) Ist doch schade, wenn das Wollen und das Beste nicht das Selbe[sic] sind. Oder? (Steffen Glückselig in http://www.qhaut.de/forums/index.php?showtopic=2819&st=20&#entry17032) (Steffen Glückselig) Gott ist sowas von schlau...Er würde jedes Quiz gewinnen. (Film: 'Little Nicky' mit Mr. Sandler) Die Amerikaner haben den Irak jetzt so schön befreit - auf'm Rückflug könnten die gleich in Italien weitermachen. (Frank-Markus Barwasser alas Erwin Pelzig) Die Frage ist nicht, ob wir uns das soziale Netz leisten können, sondern ob wir das soziale Netz wollen. (Der Regisseur und Hauptdarsteller von 'Muxmäuschenstill') That's evolution. No prisoners. A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five. (Groucho Marx) Either this man is dead or my watch has stopped. (Groucho Marx) From the moment I picked up your book until I laid it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it. (Groucho Marx) Go, and never darken my towels again. (Groucho Marx) I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book. (Groucho Marx) I never forget a face, but in your case I'll be glad to make an exception. (Groucho Marx) Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms. (Groucho Marx) Military justice is to justice what military music is to music. (Groucho Marx) I was thrown out of college for cheating on the metaphysics exam; I looked into the soul of the boy sitting next to me. (Woody Allen) I'm astounded by people who want to 'know' the universe when it's hard enough to find your way around Chinatown. (Woody Allen) It seemed the world was divided into good and bad people. The good ones slept better... while the bad ones seemed to enjoy the waking hours much more. (Woody Allen) More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly. (Woody Allen) What if everything is an illusion and nothing exists? In that case, I definitely overpaid for my carpet. (Woody Allen) You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred. (Woody Allen) The lion and the calf shall lie down together but the calf won't get much sleep. (Woody Allen) Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. (Mark Twain) Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society. (Mark Twain) Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. (Mark Twain) I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. (Mark Twain) I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him. (Mark Twain) It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt. (Mark Twain) Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow. (Mark Twain) Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform. (Mark Twain) Too bad the only people who know how to run the country are busy driving cabs and cutting hair. (George Burns) If your parents never had children, chances are you won't, either. (Dick Cavett) Don't you wish there were a knob on the TV to turn up the intelligence? There's one marked 'Brightness,' but it doesn't work. (Gallagher) Nichts braucht mehr Pflege als ein Paar helle Schuhe und eine gute Freundschaft. Logisitik ist weniger das optimieren von Bewegung als vielmehr das Verhindern von Bewegung. New media may at first appear as mere codes of transmission for older achievement and established patterns of thought. But nobody could make the mistake of supposing that phonetic writing merely made it possible for the Greeks to set down in visual order what they had though and known before writing. In the same way printing made literatur (McLuhan in 1960, in McLuhan E. & Zingrone F. (1997 ) nach Liquid Information - http://liquidinformation.org/history.html) The news automatically becomes the real world for the TV user and is not a substitute for reality, but is itself an immediate reality. (McLuhan in 1960, in McLuhan E. & Zingrone F. (1997 ) nach Liquid Information - http://liquidinformation.org/history.html) In the Phaedrus, Plato argued that the new arrival of writing would revolutionise culture for the worse. He suggested that it would substitute reminiscence for thought and mechanical learning for the true dialect of the living quest for truth by discourse and conversation. (McLuhan, M. 1954, in McLuhan E. & Zingrone F. (1997 ) nach Liquid Information - http://liquidinformation.org/history.html) The NSA, America's National Security Agency listens to our phone calls, monitors our emails. They have amazing information, but they couldn't sift through it intelligently enough - they couldn't communicate internally and externally well enough to prevent the 9/11 attacks. If the NSA were considered a corporation in terms of dollars spent, (Liquid Information - http://liquidinformation.org/history.html) Trying to stay afloat is not the answer, you need to start swimming in the information. (Liquid Information - http://liquidinformation.org/history.html) Das Patriarchat ist die Ausrede von Männern dafür, sich wie Kleinkinder zu verhalten. (Steffen Glückselig) Die einen erkennt man an ihren Taten, die anderen an ihrem Getue. (Martin Kessel) Diskutiere niemals mit Idioten! Die ziehen dich auf ihr Niveau runter - und schlagen dich dann durch Erfahrung. Es gibt Besserwisser, die niemals begreifen, daß man recht haben und ein Idiot sein kann. (Martin Kessel) Der Witz der Theologie besteht darin, daß sie ein höheres Wesen erfand, um sich selbst ins Leben zu rufen. (Martin Kessel) Der Krieg hat einen sehr langen Arm. Noch lange, nachdem er vorbei ist, holt er sich seine Opfer. (Martin Kessel) Der Geist des Menschen ist kein Gefäß, das gefüllt, sondern ein Feuer, das entfacht werden will. (Plutarch) Getting a cup of coffee is not the way to take a break and talk to somebody; it's just a way to get a cup of coffee. (Lauren Wood in 'Virtual Cubicles' auf http://www.laurenwood.org/anyway/index.php/archives/2004/08/27/virtual-cubicles/) Schlimmer als nicht informiert zu sein ist, zu glauben, dass man es ist. Talent imitates but genius steals. ( T.S. Elliott) Good design is clear thinking made visible. (http://www.mousetrap.net/~mouse/uta/PhD/zimmerman-tufte-pdi.doc) Vision is the art of seeing the invisible. (Jonathan Swift) The empires of the future are empires of the mind. (Winston Churchill) Dissatisfaction and discouragement are not caused by the absence of things but the absence of vision. The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious. (John Scully) If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours. (Henry David Thoreau) The very essence of leadership is [that] you have a vision. It's got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet. (Winston Churchill) All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes to make it possible. (T.E. Lawrence) You've got to think about big things while you're doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction. (Alvin Toffler) The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise. (F. Scott Fitzgerald) Das Beste ist der Feind des Guten. (Voltaire) Der beste Weg langweilig zu sein ist nichts auszulassen. (Voltaire) Is anything less common than common sense? (fragt Christina Wodtke in 'Information Architecture' auf Seite 13.) Leute, die solche Musik kaufen sind zu doof zum Selberbrennen. (Hans Werner Olm) The Things to do are: the things that need doing, that you see need to be done, and that no one else seems to see need to be done. Then you will conceive your own way of doing that which needs to be done -that no one else has told you to do or how to do it. This will bring out the real you that often gets buried inside a character that has (Buckminster Fuller - http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Buckminster_Fuller) Don't fight forces, use them. (Buckminster Fuller - http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Buckminster_Fuller) Thinking is a momentary dismissal of irrelevancies. (Buckminster Fuller - http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Buckminster_Fuller) I live on Earth at present, and I don't know what I am. I know that I am not a category. I am not a thing -a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process -an integral function of the universe. (Buckminster Fuller - http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Buckminster_Fuller) Of course, our failures are a consequence of many factors, but possibly one of the most important is the fact that society operates on the theory that specialization is the key to success, not realizing that specialization precludes comprehensive thinking. (Buckminster Fuller - http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Buckminster_Fuller) ZU allen Zeiten war alles dem Wechsel unterworfen. Gewohnheiten, Sitten, Sprache und Lebensauffassung, ja sogar die Moral - alles änderte sich. Nur die Angst blieb sich gleich. (nach Josef Kirschner, Manipulieren - aber richtig. 1976, Seite 97) Der Mensch spricht von Impotenz und Frigidität, wenn sein Geschlechtstrieb durch Angst unterdrückt ist, von Magenverstimmung, wenn die Angst ihm den Appetit nimmt, und von Schlaflosigkeit, wenn die Sorge ihn nachts wach hält. (nach Josef Kirschner, Manipulieren - aber richtig. 1976, Seite 97) Es ist, wenn die Ehre Heldentum verlangt, ohne dass die Sexualität im Spiel ist, vom psychologischen Standpunkt aus angebracht zu fragen, ob der wahre Beweggrund nicht die Angst vor der Schande ist. (nach Josef Kirschner, Manipulieren - aber richtig. 1976, Seite 97) Wenn die Angst mit biologischen oder sozialen Mitteln unter Kontrolle zu bringen wäre, so hätte dies fundamentale Veränderungen in der Organisation unserer Zivilisation zur Folge, und unsere Aussichten auf individuelles Glück würden sich ganz erheblich vergrößern... Die Angst ist das alles durchdringende psychologische Phänomen unserer Zei (nach Josef Kirschner, Manipulieren - aber richtig. 1976, Seite 97) Die Nützlichkeit der Angst als Mechanismus zum Zweck des Überlebens nimmt mit wachsender Intelligenz der Menschengeschlechter ab. Auf dem Höhepunkt der Stammesgeschichte der Lebewesen - beim Menschen mit seiner maximal entwickelten Gehirnleistung - hat die Angst ihren Wert als Mittel zum Überleben größtenteils verloren und ist statt dessen (Eugene E. Levitt nach Josef Kirschner, Manipulieren - aber richtig. 1976, Seite 97) Der Mensch braucht die Angst nicht mehr unbedingt zu seinem Schutz, aber ihre Macht und ihre Fähigkeit, unser Verhalten zu motivieren, ist darum bei uns nicht geringer als bei vernunftlosen Organismen. Dies hat die Gesellschaft längst erkannt, und sie bedient sich der Angst zur Erziehung ihrer Mitglieder, besonders der jungen. (Eugene E. Levitt nach Josef Kirschner, Manipulieren - aber richtig. 1976, Seite 97) Das Schlimmste ist nur, daß wir noch nicht wissen, wie wir uns der Angst bedienen können, ohne damit Verzerrungen und Bösartigkeit hervorzurufen. Die Angst ist so etwas wie ein hinterlistiger Golem, der uns eine Zeitlang gute Dienste zu leisten scheint, der sich jedoch schließlich gegen seinen Schöpfer wendet und ihn zu zerstören droht. (Eugene E. Levitt nach Josef Kirschner, Manipulieren - aber richtig. 1976, Seite 97) Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. (Leonardo Da Vinci) Very often, people confuse simple with simplistic. The nuance is lost on most. (Clement Mok, Chief Creative Officer, Sapient) The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak. (Hans Hofmann) Simplicity is the outward sign and symbol of depth of thought. (Lin Yutang) Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity. (Charles Mingus) Simple things should be simple and complex things should be possible. (Alan Kay) Out of intense complexities intense simplicities emerge. (Winston Churchill) Simplicity plays a central role in all timeless designs. We appreciate solutions that - all other things being equal - solve problems in a clear, economical, fashion. The most powerful designs are always the result of a continuous process of simplification and refinement. (Kevin Mullet and Darrel Sano (1995) - Designing Visual Interfaces) ...it is simplicity that is difficult to make. (Bertolt Brecht) Simplicity is power. The power to do less of what doesn't matter and more of what does. (Bill Jensen) The paradox of simplicity is that making things simpler is hard work. (Bill Jensen) See it big, and keep it simple. (Wilfred Peterson) The whole is simpler than the sum of its parts. (Willard Gibbs) There are two ways of constructing a software design. One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies. And the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. (C.A.R. Hoare) Simplicity: An interface should be simple (not simplistic), easy to learn, and easy to use. It must also provide access to all functionality of an application. Maximizing functionality and maintaining simplicity work against each other in the interface. An effective design balances these objectives. (Microsoft (1999) - Windows User Experience: Official Guidelines for User Interface Developers and Designers) A well-designed and humane interface does not need to be split into beginner and expert subsystems. (Jef Raskin (2000) - The Humane Interface: New Directions for Designing Interactive Systems) Einfachheit, Pointiertheit sind ein Zeichen dafür, dass etwas druchdacht wurde. Deshalb sind Gesundheitsreformen, Steuererklärungen und Gesetze kompliziert. (Steffen Glückselig) Der Weg zum Tun ist zu sein. (LaoTse) Die Menschen sollen nicht so viel nachdenken, was sie tun sollen, sie sollen vielmehr bedenken, was sie sind. (Meister Eckhart) Je weniger du bist, je weniger du dein Leben äußerst, um so mehr hast du, um so größer ist dein entäußertes Leben. (Karl Marx) Egoismus ist nicht bloß ein Aspekt meines Verhaltens, sondern meines Charakters. Er bedeutet, daß ich alles für mich haben möchte; daß nicht Teilen, sondern Besitzen mir Vergnügen bereiten; daß ich immer habgieriger werden muß, denn wenn Haben mein Ziel ist, bin ich um so mehr, je mehr ich habe; daß ich allen anderen gegenüber feindselig b (Erich Fromm in 'Haben oder Sein' 3-423-36103-4, S. 17) Die Menschen sind heutzutage fasziniert vom Mechanischen, von der mächtigen Maschine, vom Leblosen und in zunehmendem Maß von der Zerstörung. (Erich Fromm in 'Haben oder Sein' 3-423-36103-4, S. 19) Why do technologists like weblogging? Because the tools are a tweaker's paradise. (Shelley von http://weblog.burningbird.net/archives/2004/09/01/bad-mans-find-good-woman/) The only "intuitive" interface is the nipple. After that it's all learned. (http://www.greenend.org.uk/rjk/2002/08/nipple.html) Results? Why, man, I have gotten lots of results! If I find 10,000 ways something won't work, I haven't failed. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is often a step forward.... (Thomas Alva Edison --http://www.thomasedison.com/edquote.htm) Men have become the tools of their tools. (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) --http://www.magic-cauldron.com/cm/cvs-bestpractices/) (Henry David Thoreau) The early bird gets the worm - but it's the second mouse that gets the cheese. If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit. (W. C. Fields --http://www.artima.com/weblogs/viewpost.jsp?thread=59084) If you don't want to receive spam, don't connect to the Internet, or don't have an e-mail address. (http://www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,6961416%255E1702,00.html) Poetry is like blogging; more write it than read it. (http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2004/07/29/KerrySpeech) Des Kaufmanns Seele ist mir fremd. (Steffen Glückselig) The tools will change, but the investment is in the information not the tools. (xml-dev@lists.xml.org --Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2004 17:29:56 +0100 --Subject: RE: Ted Nelson's "XML is Evil") The process is much more important than the system and should be put into place before a system is ever thought about. (http://www.7nights.com/asterisk/archive/2004/10/content-management-no-system) Information not shared is lost. Laborers work with their hands,Craftsmen work with their brain,Artists work with their heart. A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery. (James Joyce) Ein Pfad, dem nur wenige folgen, führt zu höherem als eine Straße, die Tausende gehen. (Lawrence von Arabien) The hope is that, in not too many years, human brains and computing machines will be coupled together very tightly, and that the resulting partnership will think as no human brain has ever thought and process data in a way not approached by the information-handling machines we know today. (J.C.R. Licklider --http://www.technomanifestos.net/index.pl?Man-Computer_Symbiosis) A simple user interface is not boring. It excites users because it lets them connect with the content and engage the company behind the site. (Jacob Nielson --http://www.useit.com/alertbox/20040830.html) Keep simple things simple, make complex things possible. Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. (Albert Einstein) Ich bin nicht dafür verantwortlich, was die Leute von mir denken.Ich bin dafür verantwortlich, was ich bin. (McKay in 'Weites Land', http://imdb.com/title/tt0051411/) The great thing about being the only species that makes a distinction between right and wrong is that we can make up the rules for ourselves as we go along. (Douglas Adams, Last Chance To See...) Internet Explorer: A pre-installed security hole and insult to web standards, often mistaken for a browser. Used by people who don't know any better. (via http://www.literarymoose.info/-/item/insult) Python is executable pseudocode. Perl is executable line noise. ( If it were any simpler, it would be illegal. (Rob Andrews - Jython and Swing) A very clever software guy said that he would, first, demonstrate a very complex solution to his customer's problem (which impressed the customer) then, second, show the much simpler and more elegant solution (which impressed them even more). (http://www.edwardtufte.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=0001GP&topic_id=1) Erlaube dem Gegner dorthin zu gehen, wohin er will - ändere ihm den Weg, wenn er es will, und danach erlaube ihm dorthin zu fallen, wohin er will. (übersetzt aus dem Polnischen; http://aikido.piwko.pl/aikido.html) Nur weil die Mitte unbewegt bleibt, kann das Rad sich drehen. I bought a few small lumps of silicon at a local "healing crystals" store.A small sign at the store claimed that the mystical properties of silicon allow it to reduce stress.I thought this was ironic, because as a computer programmer, most of the stress in my life is caused by silicon. (Drew Olbrich, http://www.traipse.com/silicon/) The best way to predict the future is to invent it. (Alan Kay) Once you have something that grows faster than education grows, you're always going to get a pop culture. (Alan Kay, http://acmqueue.com/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=273&page=3) It's all talk until the tests run. (Ward Cunningham, according to http://patricklogan.blogspot.com/2005/02/speaking-in-objects-vs-code-complete.html) I have made this letter longer than usual, because I lack the time to make it short. (Blaise Pascal) I think of programming as a kind of craft, and a good craftsman pays attention to the details, even if they aren't the real goal. (Ian Bicking, http://blog.ianbicking.org/code-pickiness.html#P158) To become a subscriber to natureTV you don't need an iPod, a mobile telephone, give away your e-mail address, or even do a Google search. Just have to learn how to throw away your remote, and turn off the blog. (John Maeda, http://weblogs.media.mit.edu/SIMPLICITY/archives/000139.html) Be kind on the Usenet; some posters are only eleven. (http://www.python.org/doc/essays/ppt/pycon2003/pycon2003.ppt) Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced. A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history, with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila. (Mitch Ratcliffe) Success should also be measured by an ability to evolve. Building a system once is not the challenge. (Patrick Logan, http://patricklogan.blogspot.com/2005/03/evolution.html) If SETI@home works, for example, we'll need libraries for communicating with aliens. Unless of course they are sufficiently advanced that they already communicate in XML. (Paul Graham, http://www.paulgraham.com/hundred.html) Wahre Größe braucht kein Podest. (Steffen Glückselig) I'd rather have a hard time on the mat and a good time in the bar than the other way around. (http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=48034#post48034) Aikido is the art of hitting uke with the planet. Ein Gott ist der Mensch wenn er traeumt; ein Bettler wenn er denkt.. (Hoelderlin) Lady Astor meinte im Unterhaus einmal zu Winston Churchill, dass sie ihm Gift in seinen Tee gaebe, waere er ihr Mann.Churchill erwiderte, dass er diesen, wenn sie seine Frau waere, traenke. (http://www.winstonchurchill.org/) (Winston Churchill) Adding more features adds more code and thus adds new bugs. (Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Modern Operating Systems) If Aikido doesn't look a little fake then it isn't real aikido. (Gozo Shioda nach Robert Twigger in 'Angry white pyjamas', p. 43) Die Wahrheit ist selten rein und niemals einfach. (Oscar Wilde) Weise Sprueche machen noch lange keinen weisen Menschen (Clemens Mühlberger) Wo Recht zu Unrecht wird, wird Widerstand zur Pflicht. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe) Abstimmung ist das einfache Verfahren, mit dem die Mehrheit der Minderheit beweist, wie toericht Widerstand ist. (Ambrose Bierce) Der Experte ist ein Spezialist, der ueber etwas alles weiss, und ueber alles andere nichts. (Ambrose Bierce) Ein Feigling ist ein Mensch, bei dem der Selbsterhaltungstrieb normal funktioniert. (Ambrose Bierce) Zufall: ein unvermeidliches Ereignis, das auf unveraenderlichen Naturgesetzen beruht. (Ambrose Bierce) Ein Feigling ist jemand, der in gefaehrlichen Situationen mit den Beinen denkt. (Ambrose Bierce) Ein Heiliger ist ein Suender sorgfaeltig ueberarbeitet und neu herausgegeben. (Ambrose Bierce) Der Anfang ist die Haelfte des Ganzen. (Aristoteles) Der Anfang aller Weisheit ist Verwunderung. (Aristoteles) Was es alles gibt, was ich nicht brauche! (Aristoteles) Der Gebildete treibt die Genauigkeit nicht weiter, als es der Natur der Sache entspricht. (Aristoteles) Man tut das meiste im Leben, auch wenn man andere Gruende vorschuetzt, der Frauen wegen. (Hermann Hesse) Weich ist staerker als hart, Wasser staerker als Fels, Liebe staerker als Gewalt. (Hermann Hesse) Das Schoene zieht einen Teil seines Zaubers aus der Vergaenglichkeit. (Hermann Hesse) Wer kaempft, kann verlieren. Wer nicht kaempft, hat schon verloren. (Bertolt Brecht) Zufall ist ein Wort ohne Sinn. Nichts kann ohne Ursache existieren. (Voltaire) (Voltaire) Enable the one thing you have real control over. YOU. (Gelesen auf aikiweb.com, oder so...) Sie muessen sich das Lachen ueber Dinge, die Sie nicht begreifen, abgewoehnen, es ist dumm! (Ein Herr Virchow nach V.F. Birkenbihl in 'Stroh im Kopf') Ich habe schon einen Analphabeten getroffen, der viel mehr vom Karate versteht als ich. (Der war uebrigens der Meinung, dass die ganzen intellektuellen Schwafelkoeppe deshalb zum Aikido gehen, weil sie da nicht so hart arbeiten muessen.) (Nele Abels in <3F200C2D.20503@netscape.net>) Accept the responsibility for your own development, and stop focusing on everybody else. Jaques, 7.dan: 'Do the technique that way (zeigt die Technik).Joerg, 5.kyu: 'Sure?'Jaques: 'Yes, sure.' (Auf einem Aikido-Lehrgang.) If you have never met an Aikidoist that you would not want to meet in a dark alley you have either been walking around with your eye's closed or not walking very far. ( What you need to do is expose yourself to the weakness of your technique. ( I think people forget that NO technique is expected when you are fighting someone on the street. ( Either mathematics is too big for the human mind or the human mind is more than a machine. (Kurt Goedel) Wir essen nicht, was wir wollen, sondern wir wollen, was wir essen. (BR3 'Archimedes' am 31. Juli 2003 - Stichwort: Gewohnheit) Wenn man bereit ist zu lernen, findet sich der Lehrer von selbst. If someone can't take this kind of heat, they shouldn't be anywhere NEAR the kitchen. (Ron Tisdale auf e-budo.com) but aikido seems better fit to aid you when some local goons don't know the meaning of peace. (In einem Vergleich zwischen Kendo und Aikido...) Wenn man einer Sache einen Namen gibt, dann gewinnt man es irgendwann lieb. Und dann kann man es nicht mehr essen! (Clemens Mühlberger) Was ist wohl der Unterschied zwischen 'arbeitslos' und 'arbeitsuchend'? Wenn ich wirklich seltsam waere, dann wuerde ich Termiten zuechten. (Der Bienenzuechter in 'Spider and Rose') Um ein Meister zu werden, muss man bereit sein ein Narr zu sein. Those who cannot feel the littleness of great things in themselves are apt to overlook the greatness of little things in others. (Kakuzo Okakura) 'Kunst' kommt von 'Koennen', und 'Koennen' kommt von 'UEben'. (Shitefan Bieber) Je weniger man kann, desto mehr ueberschaetzt man sein Koennen. (Das Ergebnis einer Forschungsarbeit - Quelle weiss ich nicht mehr) You can only change yourself -- not others. Der Mensch ist verdammt zur Freiheit. (Jean-Paul Sartre) Reiner Pazifismus funktioniert nicht. Reiner Idealismus ist naiv. (Ingo Bojak in <slrnbkra1b.8sq.ibojak@cole.bsee.swin.edu.au>) Fuer die einen schon. Fuer die anderen ist es das laengste Philosophiestudium der Welt. (Thomas 'point' Friedrichs ueber Kampfkunst in <bij4kt$55j$05$1@news.t-online.com>) Lots of smoke, but not much fire. Diversitaet schafft die Moeglichkeit zu waehlen. (Steffen Glückselig) 'You're doing good, but here's a better way to do it' works better than 'Stop, you're doing this wrong. Do it this way instead'. (http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=53692) Ich kann mich nicht erinnern, wann ich das letzte Mal nicht an Dich gedacht habe! (Barbara) And nothing prevents us from running the Monte Carlo algorithm a hundred times, thus bringing its reliability far above that of other components of computation (not to mention life itself...). (Christos Papadimitriou in 'Computational Complexitiy), Seite 245) I don't think it is any more moral to hit people hard with the ground than with your fist. (http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=53709) Wenn das Schicksal erscheint, hat man immer einen Termin. Das Geheimnis einer langen Ehe ist, dass man sich nicht trennt. Well, at least it's easier then getting Mr. Mxlplx to say his name backwards. (Kirk Lawson in <3F5648A7.BA4AD513@heapy.com_SPAMSUX>) Regetably, I remember another Aikido teacher wanted to join our small group of three students [of iaido]. On his very first evening, he pushed the shoulder of Ebihara Sensei a little and said, 'I don't think you are keeping your 'one point'.' Ebihara Sensei just sat down and that was the last lesson anyone ever had, he did not say a word. (Kensho Furuya auf http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=53991) Die groesste Behinderung des gesellschaftlichen oder individuellen Fortschritts ist die Angst. (Steffen Glückselig) Mit allem, was du tust, machst du offenkundig, mit welcher Einstellung du durch's Leben gehst. (Steffen Glückselig) Motto of Navy fliers: If you need it and do not have it, do not worry, you will never need it again. One bit of self defense advice I once heard went something like, 'Don't be a jerk.' (Kirk Lawson in <3F61C2B2.2FC85EEC@heapy.com>) Keep your thumb away from the sharp side. (The philosophy of the way of the sword) No matter where you go - there you are! Better do it slow and correct than fast and wrong. (Tai Chi, Aikido - whatever) Wer redet wie ein Schwarzgurt, der kann auch fallen wie ein Schwarzgurt. (Steffen Glückselig) Es gibt bestimmte Aktivitaeten, bei deren Ausuebung man die Theoretiker leicht von den Praktikern unterscheiden kann. Wo Moechtegerne von Koennern getrennt werden wie die Spreu vom Weizen. Solche Aktivitaeten sind faszinierend. (Steffen Glückselig) We do not rise to the level of our expectations.We fall to the level of our training. Loese das Problem und nicht die Schuldfrage. Der Irak ist jetzt die Hauptfront im Kampf gegen den Terror - weil Saudi Arabien einfach zu offensichtlich waere. (aus derThe Daily Show auf CNN) Put that way, it did seem a stupid thing to do. It was like having Italians do your political organization, or the British handle your industrial relations. ('Shibumi' by Trevanian, p.33) One spoke of love and other trivia in French; one discussed tragedy and disaster in Russion; one did business in German; and one addressed servants in English. ('Shibumi' by Trevanian, p.58) It appears that, for the Westerners, the great moral crisis of war obscures minor ethical considerations. ('Shibumi' by Trevanian, p.73) America, after all, was populated by the lees and failures of Europe. Recognizing this, we must see them as innocent. As innocent as the adder, as innocent as the jackal. Dangerous and treacherous, but not sinful. You spoke of them as a despicable race. They are not a race. They are not even a culture. They are a cultural stew of the orts ('Shibumi' by Trevanian, p.100) In place of ethics, they [Americans] have rules. Size functions for them as quality functions for us. What for us is honor and dishonor, for them is winning and losing. ('Shibumi' by Trevanian, p.100) Race is nothing, culture is everything. ('Shibumi' by Trevanian, p.100) Do not fall into the error of the artisan who boasts of twenty years experience in his craft while in fact he has had only one year of experience - twenty times. ('Shibumi' by Trevanian, p.105) Who must do the harch things? He who can. ('Shibumi' by Trevanian, p.161) Al(phonse) Capone, der groesste - zumindest der bekannteste - Mafiosi aller Zeiten ist auch bloss wegen Steuerhinterziehung verurteilt worden. (Steffen Glückselig) In Wirklichkeit sind die Dinge ganz anders als sie in Wirklichkeit sind. (gehoert in 'BR alpha centauri', 1. Okt. 2003 - Bosonen) Not everything in this world can be explained scientifically, since science is nothing more than observation (and therefore skewed by perception). (Bruce Kimpel auf aikiweb.com) Gutta cavat lapidem, non vi sed saepe cadendo. (Ovid, Ex Ponto) As a method to describe physiological phenomenon, it's not bad, as a method to predict results, it's only so so, and as an explanation, it's pretty poor. (Kirk Lawson ueber 'Chi' in <3F7C2A4A.D8EAB250@heapy.com>) Why is it that aikido attracts all the sissies? You take some guy, he's 5' 8'', skinny as a pencil, soft, flip-wristed and passive, eats bean sprouts and carrot juice for lunch... and one day he decides to 'study martial arts.' 99.9999% of the time, he'll pick aikido. (Ron M. in <d7fc3008.0310170805.7a26795e@posting.google.com>) Besser einen Spatz in der Hand als eine Taube auf'm Dach. Playing atari and then connecting is often bad style. 'Don't play 1-2-3, just play 3.' (Go - Weisheit. Sagt soviel aus wie ''Red' nicht um den heissen Brei herum!'') [The] military strategy from Japan, Russia, and the US could be compared to Go, Chess and Poker. (http://senseis.xmp.net/?AtariGoAsATeachingMethod) My strategy is to encourage my opponent to make mistakes by way of example. Bevor jemand anfaengt Go zu studieren, sieht er nur schwarze und weise Steine auf einem Stueckchen Holz.Nachdem man angefangen hat Go zu studieren, sieht man mehr: Tesuji, Joseki, gute Form, schlechte Form und tausend andrere Dinge.Wenn man dann wahre Meisterschaft erlangt hat, sieht man nur schwarze und weise Steine auf einem Stueckchen Gefragt nach der Anzahl der Vorgabesteine, die er von einem perfekten Spieler haben wolle, wenn es um sein Leben ginge, antwortete Seo BongSu: ''Wenn dieser Spieler auch um sein Leben wettet, dann nehme ich zwei Steine.'' (mehr zum Go - Spiel unter http://www.gungfu.de/go/) I even remember a game in a Go World, where he was agonizing for hours over a basic large nadare variation. He then played the joseki move and was asked afterwards why it took him so long to play it. His answer was (more or less) ''Oh - that's joseki? I'm not happy with this variation but could not come up with something better.'' (Thomas Schmid ueber 'cosmic'-Takemiya, einem Profi - Go - Spieler) Wer eine Gopartie gewinnt, hatte den falschen Gegner. Mit etwas Geschick kann man aus den Steinen, die einem in den Weg gelegt werden eine Treppe bauen. First squash your opponent flat, then suffocate him. (China - Go - Weisheit) Playing aggressively is a way to learn, not to win. Gehe nicht auf die Jagd, wenn dein Haus brennt. (Michael, der mich beim Go - Spiel immer daran erinnert...) Grundsaetzlich bedeutet Krieg kaempfen, denn kaempfen ist das einzig wirkungsvolle Prinzip unter den vielen Taetigkeiten, die allgemein fuer den Krieg bestimmt sind. (Carl von Clausewitz) Im Go gibt es keine Bauernopfer. (Steffen Glückselig) Wenn Schach eine Schlacht ist, dann ist Go ein Krieg. Schach gilt als koenigliches Spiel; Go ist das Spiel der Goetter. (Claus Albermann) [Go] hat eine durchgehendere Logik als das Schach, ist ihm an Einfachheit ueberlegen und steht ihm, glaube ich, an Schwung der Phantasie nicht nach. (Emanuel Lasker in 'Brettspiele der Voelker') I feel like... a f#!*ing Milkshake. (<c838d662385edac3ee95e822b9a47015@news.teranews.com>) The Bible was not meant to be read, but interpreted. Glaube ist kein Fallschirm fuer den Sturz ins Jenseits. (Pater Braun mit Herrn Fischer) Wenn man keine Zeit hat, so kann man sich Zeit nehmen, und dies ist so offensichtlich nur eine Frage der Bedeutung, die man einer Taetigkeit beimisst, so dass sich eine weitere Erklaerung, wie man sich Zeit nimmt, eruebrigt. (Erich Fromm in 'Vom Haben zum Sein') Die Schmerzen von Wehen sind anders als die Schmerzen einer Krankheit. (Erich Fromm in 'Vom Haben zum Sein') Schlag niemals ein Kind im Hafen, es koennte dein eigenes sein. (Seemannsgarn) Lieben macht stark.Geliebt werden macht mutig. ('Himmel, Polt und Hoelle') Den Baum erkennt man an seinen Fruechten. (inhaltsgemaess aus der Bibel) Das schlimmste UEbel, an dem die Welt leidet, ist nicht die Staerke des Boesen, sondern die Schwaeche des Besseren. ('Himmel, Polt und Hoelle') Die Wahrheit ist eine Tochter der Zeit. Die Demut ist das Vorzimmer jeder Vollkommenheit. (Marcel Aymé) Ein Gegner verschwindet, wenn ich ihn zu meinem Freund mache. (Abraham Lincoln) Wenn man sieht, was der liebe Gott auf Erden alles zulaesst, hat man das Gefuehl, dass er immer noch experimentiert. (Sir Peter Ustinov) Wer keine Zweifel hat, ist schlicht verrueckt! (Sir Peter Ustinov) Viele Jahre vergeudete ich betrachtend die Berge bedeckt mit Schnee. Diesen Winter erkenne ich plötzlich: Der Schnee macht die Berge.Dogen Zenji Tat tvam asi - Das bist Du. The biggest mistake Humans make is to believe "I" am here, and "you" are there. (Yasutani Roshi) Do not follow in the footsteps of the Masters, but rather, seek what they sought. (Zen-Spruch) If you understand, things are as they are.If you don't understand, things are as they are. (Zen-Spruch) George once counted all the rocks on the moon. When nearly complete, he believed himself a Master. When through, he thought he owned it. But he then found a footprint. Glaubt nicht dem Hörensagen und heiligen Üerlieferungen, nicht Vermutungen oder eingewurzelten Anschauungen, auch nicht den Worten eines verehrten Meisters; sondern was ihr selbst gründlich geprüft und als euch selbst und anderen zum Wohle dienend erkannt habt, das nehmt an. (Buddha) Außer dir gibt es noch andere Menschen, so wie es über dem Himmel noch andere Himmel gibt. (Chinesisches Sprichwort) Einmal selbst sehen ist mehr wert als hundert Neuigkeiten hören. (japanisches Sprichwort) Wenn man den Weg verliert, lernt man ihn kennen. (Suaheli-Weisheit) Der Taoist ist jemand, der nicht so sehr danach sucht, was ihm fehlt, sondern der genießt, was er hat. (R.Smullyan) Er[Gott] ist meine Liebliengs-ScienceFiction-Figur. (Homer Simpson) Pain is temporary - glory is forever. Stuerzen gehoert zum Motorradfahren, wie das Erbrechen zum Alkoholgenuss. Wer nicht bricht hat entweder enorme Uebung oder hat einfach nicht alles gegeben. ABS, wenn ich das schon höre - man muß doch die Chance haben, gepflegt auf die Schnauze zu fliegen! ;-) A: Ich habe gestern "The old man and the sea" mit meinem C-Compiler übersetzt.B: Na und?A: Drei Warnungen zwar, aber das Programm läuft. Jeder von uns kann, soll und muss etwas dazu beitragen, dass Frieden Wirklichkeit wird! (Yoko Ono) Wer den Hafen nicht kennt, für den ist kein Wind günstig. Der Mensch ist der Meister seines Schicksals. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe) Viele lieben schnelle Wagen und laute Motoren, weil Tempo und Lärm sie abhalten, über sich selbst nachzudenken. (Peggie Sue) Wer Unheil ausbrütet wird es auch fliegen lassen. (Wilhelm Raabe) Kein Mensch ist so beschäftigt, dass er nicht die Zeit hat, überall zu erzählen, wie beschäftigt er ist. (Robert Lemke) Karriere ist etwas Herrliches, aber man kann sich nicht in einer kalten Nacht an ihr wärmen. (Marylin Monroe) Mögen hätte ich schon wollen, aber dürfen hab ich mich nicht getraut. (Karl Valentin) Wer den Hafen der Ehe ansteuert, tut gut daran, erst eine Hafenrundfahrt zu buchen. (En Passant) Furcht ist ein Gefühl wie jedes andere. Sie kann dich nicht töten. Niemand weiss, was er kann, wenn er es nicht versucht. (Publius Syrus) Die meisten leben in den Ruinen ihrer Gewohnheiten. (Jean Cocteau) Die Entfernung ist der Zauber der Liebe. (Corrado Alvaro) Das Glück besteht nicht darin, geliebt zu werden. Das Glück ist: zu lieben. (Thomas Mann) Zuerst schuf der liebe Gott den Mann, dann schuf er die Frau. Danach tat ihm der Mann leid und er gab ihm Tabak. (Mark Twain) Alkohol ist keine Antwort, aber man vergisst beim Trinken die Frage. (Henry Mann) Es geht nicht darum, ob man gewinnt oder verliert, sondern wie man sein Spiel macht. Zehn Küsse werden leichter vergessen als ein Kuss. (Jean Paul) Eitelkeit - eindeutig meine Lieblingssünde (Satan in "Im Auftrag des Teufels" / Film) It's not so bad being ignorant if you are totally ignorant; the hard thing is knowing in some detail the reality of ignorance. (Lewis Thomas, The Medusa and the Snail) Wenn einer allein träumt, ist es nur ein Traum. Wenn viele gemeinsam träumen, ist das der Anfang einer neuen Wirklichkeit. (Friedensreich Hundertwasser) Die Hölle ist mit guten Vorsätzen gepflastert. (Samuel Johnson) Es ist einfacher, für ein Prinzip zu kämpfen, als ihm gerecht zu werden. (Adlai E. Stevenson) Auch das Zufälligste ist nur ein auf entfernterem Wege herangekommenes Notwendiges. (Arthur Schopenhauer) Jeder sieht, was du scheinst. Nur wenige fühlen, wie du bist. (Niccolo Machiavelli) Die Menschen, die den richtigen Weg gehen wollen, müssen auch von Irrwegen wissen. (Aristoteles) Behauptet man, daß sich in der Milchstraße eine Milliarde Sterne befinden, glauben die Leute einem. Hängt jedoch irgendwo ein Schild "Frisch gestrichen", müssen sie sich unbedingt persönlich mit einem vorsichtigen Drauftippen vergewissern. (Ephraim Kishon) Alles ist schlechter geworden, nur eins ist besser geworden: Die Moral ist schlechter geworden. Was einmal gedacht wurde, kann nicht mehr zurückgenommen werden. (Aus: Dürrenmatt. Die Physiker) Arbeit ist die ewige Last, ohne die alle übrigen Lasten unerträglich würden. (Klaus Mann) Ich rate, lieber mehr zu können als man macht als mehr zu machen als man kann. (Bertolt Brecht) Boy, they were big on crematoriums, weren't they? (George Bush, comment made while touring Auschwitz) Wenn etwas schön wirkt, wirklich schön, dann ist es auch richtig. (Vincent van Gogh) Getretener Quark wird breit, nicht stark! (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe) Wenn die Geschichte sich wiederholt und immer das Unerwartete geschieht, wie unfähig muß der Mensch sein, durch Erfahrung Klug zu werden. (Bernard Shaw) In dieser Welt, in der ich mich engagiere, scheuchen meine Handlungen Werte wie Rebhühner auf. (Jean-Paul Sartre) Anwälte brauchen nur die, die keinen Mut haben, selber zu schiessen. (John Perry Barlow / "Grateful Dead") Gott hat den Alkohol erfunden, damit die Welt nicht von den Iren regiert wird. In the Olympics, they award extra points for the 'degree of difficulty' in sports such as diving. On the web, however, you get points for aesthetics, content, and ease of use. (http://www.tlc-systems.com/webby01.htm) Many people think Xanadu was an attempt to build the World Wide Web. On the contrary: the World Wide Web was exactly what we were trying to prevent. (Theodor Nelson, http://www.xanadu.net/) Hypertext ist Literature, not Technology. (Theodor Nelson, http://ted.hyperland.com/) The Web isn't hypertext, it's DECORATED DIRECTORIES! (Theodor Nelson, http://ted.hyperland.com/buyin.txt) And the "semantic web" means that tekkie committees will decide the world's true concepts for once and for all. (Theodor Nelson, http://ted.hyperland.com/buyin.txt) Der Mensch hat dreierlei Wege, klug zu handeln:Erstens durch Nachdenken, das ist die edelste;zweitens durch Nachahmen, das ist die leichteste;drittens durch Erfahrung, das ist die bitterste. (Konfuzius) Die Mentalität der "Mutter aller Schnäppchen", die Parole "Geiz ist geil" - sie stehen letztlich für eine Ego-Gesellschaft, die das Ausstechen anderer zur Maxime erhebt. (Alexander Jungkunz. FLZ, 30. Dezember 2003, Seite 2.) Lächle - heute ist das Morgen, vor dem du gestern Angst hattest. It is not a browser problem, nor even a JavaScript problem but a Page Author Stupid problem. (http://my.opera.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=40935) Wenn man keine Wahl mehr hat, muss man sich entscheiden. (Steffen Glückselig) Wenn Wahlen etwas ändern könnten, wären sie längst verboten. Das Ziel ist nicht das Ziel, sondern der Weg ist der Weg. The problem isnt Outlook, its Windows. (Tim Bray in http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2004/01/26/ThisWeeksVirus) Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience. (Dilbert) It's not the spoon that's bent. It's you. (The Matrix) Moore's Law says that the number of transistors per square inch doubles every 1 to 1.5 years. Human brain capacity doubles roughly every 2 to 4 million years. (Russell, Norwig; (Lehrbuch fuer Kuenstliche Intelligenz), 2. Auflage (2003). Seite 12) Do you have an opinion? One of your own? (Garbage 'Special') I write for love, but I publish for money. (Vladimir Nabokov) Internet Explorer is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you gonna get. (alas Forrest Gump) Gerechtigkeit ist Gleichheit für Gleiche und Ungleichheit für Ungleiche. (Aristoteles) Alles geht dahin und stirbt.Aber die Wahrheit bleibt. (Buddha) Sehe das Tool übrigens als GPL-Software.Misshandle es wie du willst, aber verkaufe es nicht ;-) I didn't say it would be easy. I just said it would be the truth. (aus: The Matrix) Be conservative in what you transmit and liberal in what you accept. (Postel's Law, Jon Postel im RFC 793) Spending an evening on the World Wide Web is much like sitting down to a dinner of Cheetos, two hours later your fingers are yellow and you're no longer hungry, but you haven't been nourished. (Clifford Stoll) The Internet is a telephone system that's gotten uppity. (Clifford Stoll) Treat your password like your toothbrush. Don't let anybody else use it, and get a new one every six months. (Clifford Stoll) Why is it drug addicts and computer afficionados are both called users? (Clifford Stoll) If then M$ agrees theoretically and does its own crap by not implementing the standards it is not our business - it might well be a deliberate choice of theirs. Maybe they want IE to die out slowly. We can help it, just by the very sticking to the standards that have been developed. (csant - talking about web-standards in: http://my.opera.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=448646) Internet Explorer is a slow, buggy, bloated piece of crap browser with the stability of a one-legged camel on a ship in a huge f***ing storm. (Jack the Cat - http://my.opera.com/forums/) Wo Größenwahn für Weitsichtigkeit gehalten wird, tut sich der Fortschritt schwer. (FLZ, 27. Februar 2004; Seite 2) In science, strong theories tend to be simple, yet have almost infinite potential for complexity in application. (http://books.xmlschemata.org/relaxng/ch04s05.html) Ich kann gar nicht so viel fressen wie ich kotzen moechte. (Max Liebermann) The feeling is "Distressed Lite". Think tea stains and sun damage. Its as if the site is wearing Armani to a client meeting, and the outfit got wrinkled in the suitcase during the flight. Think bed hair but nice haircut. The site says business but in an entrepreneurial manner, not an uptight corporate one. (http://www.zeldman.com/daily/0304f.shtml) Menschen werden nicht dadurch schöner, dass sie weniger Kleidung tragen. (Clemens Mühlberger - http://www.emerentia.de/) (Clemens Mühlberger) Der Zweifel ist ein Tribut an die Intelligenz. Information ist die Wurzel allen Verstehens, und Mitgefühl ist ihre Blüte. Je mehr Technologie wir verwenden, desto einfacher ist es für die da draußen uns zu überwachen. (Staatsfeind Nr. 1 - http://imdb.com/title/tt0120660/) As you know - we don't make mistakes - just happy accidents. (Bob Ross - http://www.bobross.com/) Lotus-Notes und Novell sind zwar keine Fremdwörter für dich, dafür aber Duden und Grammatik. (Bernd Wurst in http://forum.canhost.de/viewtopic.php?t=877) In the times of the idioten-kontrkultur[sic.] dominance whose by-products are the erratic halfwit fast-food, fast-living, fast-marrying-fast-divorcing dimwits with the thirty-second attention span it is even more important to pay attention to detail, to control everything personally if you are personally involved, that is and if the subje (http://www.literarymoose.info/help/help-design.html) Das Gehirn ist ganz anders als ein Computer, obwohl es gar nicht mal schlecht funktioniert, wenn man berücksichtigt, dass es von Nichtfachleuten hergestellt und größtenteils vom Zufall programmiert wird. (Die 20 besten SF-Stories - http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/3442250293/gungfude-21) Wir sind eine Datenwirtschaft. Das lernt man schon in der Schule. Was man nicht lernt, ist, daß man, wenn man lebt, sich bewegt und aktiv ist, immer und überall Spuren hinterläßt, Bruchstücke, scheinbar bedeutungslose persönliche Datensplitter. Splitter, die wiederauffindbar und konkretisierbar sind... (Die 20 besten SF-Stories - http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/3442250293/gungfude-21 - Seite 468) Sicherheit ist eine Notwendigkeit für alle Menschen, und wir konnten euch nicht das Monopol dafür überlassen. (Osama bin Laden nach FLZ vom 16. April 2004 - Seite 1) A work day without email is like breakfast without food. (Jeff Zeldman - http://www.zeldman.com/daily/0404e.shtml#fisherman) Endlich war Utopia Wirklichkeit geworden, und der Reiz der neuen Welt wurde noch nicht vom schlimmsten Feind aller utopischen Gesellschaften bedroht - der Langeweile (Arthur C. Clarke - Die letzte Generation - http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/3453875346/gungfude-21 - Seite 101) Die Wahrheit wird euch frei machen. (Johannes 8,32) Ich möchte Frieden auf Erden und eine gute Gesinnung für jedermann.Wir gehören zur Regierung der Vereinigten Staaten vonAmerika. Wir machen sowas nicht. (Aus Sneakers, glaube ich.) Ich brauche Gegner, keine Opfer (Matula über Tennis mit Lessing - http://www.umbra.de/sissy/effz/listen/effz.htm) I fought the Dharma, and the Dharma won. (Allen Ginsberg) I've noticed that the press tends to be quite accurate, except when they're writing on a subject I know something about. (Keith F. Lynch) Lord, please make me the kind of person my dog thinks I am. So tell me, just how long have you had this feeling that no one is watching you? (Christopher Locke: Entropy Gradient Reversals) A conclusion is the place where you get tired of thinking. (Arthur Bloch) At first there was nothing. Then God said 'Let there be light!' Then there was still nothing. But you could see it. If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin'. Invalid thought detected. Close all mental processes and restart body. Question _your own_ authority. The media finally figured out that their "paying customers" (i.e. advertisers) don't WANT an intelligent, thoughtful audience. And they no longer have one. (Rich Tietjens) Turn on, log in, fight spam. Wit levels low. Attempting to compensate. I think that design falls into 2 categories: Picasso and house painters. When a client hires someone for a project, they usually want one or the other. The price they pay is usually indicative of which they expect. Sometimes the artist simply has to accept that they are a housepainter, not Picasso, at least for this project. (http://www.themaninblue.com/writing/perspective/2004/04/11/#comment1) [...] when Web design is practiced as a craft, and not a consolation, accessibility comes for free. (http://www.veen.com/jeff/archives/000503.html) Ich habe nie Science-fiction gelesen. Warum seine Zeit mit John Brunner verschwenden, wenn man Blondinen "Baby" nennen kann? (Jonathan Gates - Die zwanzig besten Science Fiction-Stories - http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/3442250293/gungfude-21 - Seite 9) Ein Freund ist ein Mensch, vor dem man laut denken kann. (Ralph Waldo Emerson) The vast majority of our imports come from outside the country. (George W. Bush (Governor)) If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure. (George W. Bush (Governor)) One word sums up probably the responsibility of any Governor, and that one word is 'to be prepared'. (George W. Bush (Governor)) I have made good judgements in the past. I have made good judgements in the future. (George W. Bush (Governor)) The future will be better tomorrow. (George W. Bush (Governor)) We're going to have the best educated American people in the world. (George W. Bush (Governor)) I stand by all the misstatements that I've made. (George W. Bush (Governor)) We hav a firm commitment to NATO, we are a part of NATO. We have a firm commitment to Europe. We are a part of Europe. (George W. Bush (Governor)) Public speaking is very easy. (George W. Bush (Governor)) A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls. (George W. Bush (Governor)) We are ready for any unforeseen event that may or may not occur. (George W. Bush (Governor)) For NASA, space is still a high priority. (George W. Bush (Governor)) Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children. (George W. Bush (Governor)) It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it. (George W. Bush (Governor)) It's time for the human race to enter the solar system. (George W. Bush (Governor)) Wer mit beiden Beinen fest auf dem Boden steht bekommt nie eine saubere Unterhose. (Baum-Paul von Antenne Bayern.) The time to win a fight is before it starts. (Frederick W. Lewis) The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance -- it is the illusion of knowledge. (Daniel J Boorstin) A great many people mistake opinions for thoughts. (Herbert V. Prochnow) Freedom means responsibility and that is why most men shun it. (Bernard Shaw) A society degenerates with the loss of virtue and the high regard in which it is held. (James Williams) If you lose the past, the will easily crumbles. (Meng Jiao, 9. Jhdt.) Are we as a people so easily bought that we will sell our freedom and that of our children for comfort. (fragt James Williams) When there is no pain, no death, no challenge, no struggle, no adversity, and no disappointment we will lose the best part of being human. (James Williams) All Greeks know what is right, but only the Spartans do it. (in einer Anekdote von James Williams) On the 'man vs. machine' theme there was a memorable quote from the famous violinist Jascha Heifetz. A woman approached him after one concert and said that his violin sounded absolutely beautiful. Mr.Heifetz replied by picking up the instrument, and while inspecting it said 'Funny, I don't hear anything.' (<3c2d9b77.156196198@news.cis.dfn.de>) Any feature is a bug unless it can be turned off. (Heuer's Law, 1990) If you wish to send junk/commercial mail to my address, you should be prepared to accept kernel source trees in return mail. If you can smile when things go wrong, you have someone in mind to blame. The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place, but also to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. Since light travels faster than sound, isn't that why some people appear bright until you hear them speak? Hanlon's Razor:Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity. Remember, when someone annoys you it takes 42 muscles in your face to frown, BUT, it only takes 4 muscles to slap them silly. Programmers are busy writing the next best idiot proof software. The universe, in the meantime, is busy making the next best idiot. The universe is winning. Want to make $$$$ really quick? It's easy:1. Hold down the Shift key.2. Press '4' four times. WANTED: Schrodinger's Cat. Dead or Alive. The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese. Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician. Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic. War is God's way of teaching Americans geography. (Ambrose Bierce) The end of the world is best viewed with Microsoft Universe Exploder v6.66. The trouble with WYSIWYG is that what you see is all you get. (Brian Kernighan) Just because MS-Windows holds 90% of the market doesn't mean it's superior. Remember 90% of all animals are insects. Windows - the only virus with a GUI "Nobody will ever need more than 640k RAM!"-- Bill Gates, 1981"Windows 95 needs at least 8 MB RAM."-- Bill Gates, 1996"Nobody will ever need Windows 95."-- logical conclusion The software said it requires Windows 95 or better, so I installed Linux. Software is like Sex, its better when its free. (Linus Torvalds) I had a clue. I didn't like it. I took it back and exchanged it for an attitude. Linux is only free if your time has no value. (Jamie Zawinski - http://www.jwz.org/) Calm down, it's only ones and zeroes. Tomorrow will be canceled due to lack of interest. Go outside. The graphics are AMAZING ! Wise men speak because they have something to say.Fools speak because they have to say something. The difference between theory and practice is that, in theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. Wissen ist Macht, Weisheit ist Friede. E = mc^2 = m(a^2 + b^2) Curiosity *may* have killed Schrodinger's cat. We've heard that a million monkeys at a million keyboards could produce the Complete Works of Shakespeare; now, thanks to the Internet, we know this is not true. (Robert Wilensky, University of California, 1997) Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat mone. (Wolf Robe Cree Indian Chief 1910) The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be. (LaoTse) Men are born ignorant, not stupid; they are made stupid by education. (Bertrand Russell) UEbermaechtig. Aber sie hat uns nicht klein gekriegt. (Rezzo Schlauch ueber die 'Bild' in einer ARTE-Dokumentation) 'gungfu' - das ist eine Art und Weise etwas zu erschaffen. Das Ergebnis dieses Schaffens ist Qualitaet. (Steffen Glückselig) Die ganze Sinnenwelt strebt danach zu sein wie die Ideenwelt, vermag es aber nicht, sondern bleibt dahinter zurueck. (Platon in 'Phaidon') (Platon) Klingon function calls do not have 'parameters' -they have 'arguments' - and they ALWAYS WIN THEM. "To do is to be." -- Platon"To be is to do." -- Kant"Do be do be do." -- Sinatra A computer without Microsoft is like ice cream without ketchup. Es ist nicht genug zu wissen, man muss es auch anwenden. Es ist nicht genug zu wollen, man muss es auch tun. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe) Es scheint, als wuerden wir durch die Wellen der Vielfalt aus einem ruhigen Teich auf das grosse Meer hinausgeschleudert. (Koichi Tohei) The phrase 'time is money' is an insult to time. He who owns little is little owned. (Henry David Thoreau) Enjoy life! This is not a dress rehearsal. The key to happiness is not to have what you want but to want what you have. It may be consoling to imagine we could be serene, if only we could find the right tropical island, or inherit a bundle of money. But as the Greek philosophers at the foot of Acropolis kept pointing out, this is the sort of deception that prevents people from being serene in the first place. The truly efficient laborer will not crowd his day with work, but will saunter to his task, surrounded by a wide halo of ease and leisure, and then do what he loves best. (Henry David Thoreau) The cost of a thing is the amount of . . . life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run. (Henry David Thoreau) Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once and a while, or the light won't come in. (Alan Alda) It is a simple task to make things complex, but a complex task to make things simple. (Meyers' Law, wer auch immer dieser Meyer ist...) Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes. (Henry David Thoreau) Float like a butterfly - sting like a bee. (Muhammad Ali) Strike me down and I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine. (Obi-Wan Kenobi) Politik ist nicht die Gewaehr, dass etwas passiert. Aber es ist die einzige Chance. (Franz Muentefering) I understand that Bill Gates has a house at this lake. He may have 50 billion dollars but not the balls to swim thrugh Lake Washington. I have the balls. But they are not for sale. (Tom Green - MTV) You come from nothing.You'll go back to nothing.What have you lost?NOTHING! (Monty Python - the life of Brian) Ich werde nicht aufgeben - ich kann nicht aufgeben; nicht, solange die Wahrheit noch da draussen ist. (Mulder - AkteX) The truth is out there - but so are lies. Aikido ist ein reiner Esotheriker-Sport, mit dem man vielleicht nach 20 Jahren Studium etwas anfangen koennte, aber dann sicher nicht mehr will. (http://www.gungfu.de/aikido/) A system is chaotic when for a given path from starting position to end position you cannot find a neighborhood of the starting position where all points sufficiently near to the starting position are mapped near to the end position. If a system is chaotic, when you change the initial state of the system by any tiny amount you change it's future significantly. Chaos arises in a dynamical system if two arbitrarily close starting points diverge exponentially, so that their future behavior is eventually unpredictable. Der Widerstand gegen die Brutalisierung des Alltags faengt beim Widerstand gegen die Brutalisierung der Sprache an. (SZ-Magazin No.28, 2002; Seite 6) Eine NP-Maschine ist ein Berechnungsmodell. Man kann ihre Eigenschaften mathematisch praezise definieren. Das heisst nicht, dass man sie auch bauen oder programmieren kann. (Auch wenn Windows schon ganz gut den Nichtdeterminismus unterstuetzt. :-) (Stefan Kirchner, de.sci.informatik.misc) Lernen ohne zu denken, ist sinnlos; denken ohne zu lernen ist gefaehrlich. (Konfuzius) Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct, not tried it. (Donald E. Knuth) Have you seen the latest Japanese camera? Apparently it is so fast it can photograph an American with his mouth shut! Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. (Publilius Syrus) It's the things you can't see that matter most. Die Dinge/Werkzeuge, die am meisten Fehler zulassen, schenken im Gegenzug das Hoechstmass an Freiheit. (Steffen Glückselig) You could start teaching people ultra lethal street effective full contact fighting and if the dojo got large enough it would eventually turn into something like TKD. (<5a1f8e9a.0207251125.765e3d8a@posting.google.com>) You believe you're doing something correctly or think you already know 'this' or 'that'- then you take a good look at yourself when practicing. Watching yourself for that detail, you may find different, if you were truly listening. (http://www.e-budo.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?postid=54791#post54791) If you do kata that is 'alive,' i.e., that has real meaning and intent, and you do it long enough and deliberately enough, it just might, it just really might, be a way to develop deadly reactions. (http://listserv.uoguelph.ca/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind9512&L=iaido-l&P=R5618&m=4280) Ask the experienced, not the learned. (Arab Proverb) shibumi: pass through knowledge and arrive at simplicity (http://www.ajjf.org/shibumi.html) True swordsmanship is a matter of a hundredth of an inch. (http://www.furyu.com/archives/issue9/jubei.html) speak softly but carry a big stick (http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=21647#post21647) Release early, release often. (the mantra of Open Source software - http://sourceforge.net/) Breath in. Breath out. There is nothing between the two. (Takeshi Kimeda-Sensei) The highest motive is to be like water. Water is necessary to all living beings, yet asks nothing in return, rather it flows humbly to the lowest level. Nothing is weaker that water, yet against those things that are strong and hard, nothing can supass it nor stand in its way. (Tao Te King ?) Auch ein Weg von tausend Meilen beginnt mit einem Schritt. Trying to be right all the time is a very subtle way of being wrong. (Sanford M. Manley in news:talk.religion.buddhism) God is a concept, by which me measure our pain. (John Lennon) Das Leben der Menschen ist vergaenglich wie der morgendliche Tau auf einem Blatt. (Der Moench im Film 'Rashomon' von Akira Kurosawa) Wenn Du denkst es geht nicht mehr, kommt von irgendwo ein Witz daher. (Lebensweisheit gelernt im Martha-Maria-Altenpflegeheim) Es gibt kein schlechtes Wetter, nur schlechte Kleidung. (Lebensweisheit gelernt im Martha-Maria-Altenpflegeheim) Je aelter man wird, desto schlechter werden die (Hand-)Spiegel. (Lebensweisheit gelernt im Martha-Maria-Altenpflegeheim) Tactics is about doing things right,strategy is about doing the right things. Das ist kein Motorrad, das ist ein Chopper, Zuckerschnecke. (gefunden in news:de.rec.motorrad) Beam me up, Scotty, there is no intelligent life on this planet! Very funny, Scotty! Now beam up my clothes... Ich habe einen Traum, dass meine vier kleinen Kinder eines Tages in einer Nation leben werden, in der man sie nicht nach ihrer Hautfarbe, sondern nach ihrem Charakter beurteilen wird. (Marin Luther King) Die meisten Menschen machen das Glueck zur Bedingung. Aber das Glueck findet sich nur ein, wenn man keine Bedingungen stellt. (Arthur Rubinstein) friends help you move. real friends help you move dead bodies! Wer eine Frage stellt, bleibt ein Narr fuer 5 Minuten.Wer keine Frage stellt, bleibt ein Narr fuers Leben. Work is the way that we tend the world, the way that people connect.It is the most vigorous, vivid sign of life - in individuals and in civilizations. (Time, May 11, 1981 'What is the point of working?') People are not stupid. There are just certain things that they do not think about. And if you don't think about those things, then it doesn't matter whether you are a genius or a moron. (Thomas Sowell) In these modern times, many men are wounded for not having weapons or knowledge of their use. (Achille Marozzo, Anno 1536 ;-}) I tend to think of Go as the mental component of the martial arts. (Janice Kim, Go professional) I saw God --------- and she was black. Das Leben benimmt sich manchmal so, als ob es zu viele schlechte Filme gesehen haette. (Film - Die barfuessige Graefin) ...to paraphrase Churchill, while representative democracy may be terrible, it's still the best system that large corporations can buy. (Winston Churchill) Those who will not reason, are bigots,those who cannot, are fools,and those who dare not, are slaves. (George Gordon Noel Byron (1788-1824), [Lord Byron]) Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world... Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. (Margaret Mead) The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka', but 'That's funny...' (Isaac Asimov) These are the people who proudly call themselves 'hackers' - not as the term is now abused by journalists to mean a computer criminal, but in its true and original sense of an enthusiast, an artist, a tinkerer, a problem solver, an expert. Results 1 - 100 of about 431,000,000. Search took 0.22 seconds. (http://www.google.com/search?q=e) A pacifist is not really a pacifist if he is unable to make a choice between violence and non-violence. A true pacifist is able to kill or maim in the blink of an eye, but at the moment of impending destruction of the enemy he chooses non-violence. So, the manager turned to the engineer who designed the first modem and asked why he wanted to build *two* prototypes... All those who believe in psychokinesis, raise my hand. People who love sausage and respect the law should never watch either of them being made. Perfektion der Mittel - Konfusion der Ziele. (Albert Einstein) Es gibt kuehne Kaempfer und es gibt alte Kaempfer, aber es gibt nur wenige kuehne alte Kaempfer. You're paying for the design and workmanship, which are far more expensive than the materials. (Es ging um Dosen fuer Gosteine. Aber der Spruch trifft auf weit mehr zu...) One must develop a certain obliquity of conscience, an elastic attitude toward the truth, to be effective in diplomacy. ('Shibumi' by Trevanian, p.99) In a way of speaking, the very barbarianism of the Americans is their excuse -... ('Shibumi' by Trevanian, p.99) Don't overlook the truth; properly handled, it can be an effective weapon. But bear in mind that weapons get blunted with overuse. ('Shibumi' by Trevanian, p.204 - o) "It's more like ... like a soldier fighting for his country and killing one of the enemy.""That's what I said: murder." ('Shibumi' by Trevanian, p.205) ...terrorism is the most economical means of warfare. ('Shibumi' by Trevanian, p.208 - o) ...the concept of fair play is totally alien to the mentality of the French, a people who have produced generations of aristocrats, but not a single gentleman;a culture in which the legal substitutes for the fair; a language in which the only word for fair play is the borrowed English. ('Shibumi' by Trevanian, p.257) It was for dealing with loudmouthed skiers and their giggling bunnies that God said, on the eighth day, let there also be handguns! ('Shibumi' by Trevanian, p.267) A man is happiest when there is a balance between his needs and his possessions. Now the question is: how to achieve this balance. One could seek to do this by increasing his goods to the level of his appetites, but that would be stupid. It would involve doing unnatural things - bargaining, haggling, scrimping, working.Ergo? Ergo, the wis ('Shibumi' by Trevanian, p.267) ...cowards, who are always more dangerous than brave men, when they outnumber you or get a chance to strike from behind, because they are forced to do maximal damage, dreading as they do the consequences of retaliation, should you survive. ('Shibumi' by Trevanian, p.271) ...In their confusion, they build relationships upon the sand of passion. ('Shibumi' by Trevanian, p.280) You underestimate the elastic nature of your country's conscience. They have made a palpable shift since the oil embargo. American devotion to honor varies inversely with its concern for central heating. ('Shibumi' by Trevanian, p.293) It is a property of the American that he can be brave and self-sacrificing only in short bursts. That is why they are better at war than at responsible peace. ('Shibumi' by Trevanian, p.293f) They can face danger, but not inconvenience. They toxify their air to kill mosquitoes. ('Shibumi' by Trevanian, p.294 - Americans) We must never forget that there was always Coca-Cola for the soldiers in Viet Nam. ('Shibumi' by Trevanian, p.294) Generalization is flawed thinking only when applied to individuals. It is the most accurate way to describe the mass, the Wad.And yours is a democracy, a dictatorship of the Wad. ('Shibumi' by Trevanian, p.294) It's not Americans I find annoying; it's Americanism. ('Shibumi' by Trevanian, p.295) Americanism: a social disease of the postindustrial world that must inevitably infect each of the mercantile nations in turn, and is called 'American' only because your nation is the most advanced case of the malady, much as one speaks of Spanish flu, or Japanese Type-B encephalitis. ('Shibumi' by Trevanian, p.) Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there! (Will Rogers) Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies. (Groucho Marx) I was going to commit suicide the other day, but I must not have been serious because I brought a beach towel. (Steven Wright) I wrote a book on penguins. Paper would have been better. (Gary Delaney) Doing the right things is usually more important than doing things right. In a democratic society, the ability of citizens to engage in critical thinking must rank high on our list of educational objectives. Ich wuensche mir den Mut Dinge zu aendern die ich aendern kann, die Kraft Dinge hinzunehmen die ich nicht aendern kann und die Weisheit das eine vom anderen zu unterscheiden. Playing Go is like dancing: a bad move and your partner steps all over you. (http://senseis.xmp.net/?HumourOneLiners) Go players die and learn. (http://senseis.xmp.net/?HumourOneLiners) Wenn der Finger zum Himmel zeigt, schaut nur ein Dummkopf den Finger an. (Die fabelhafte Welt der Amelie) Nutze deine Talente, die Waelder waeren still, wenn nur die begabtesten Voegel saengen. (von Laura) Nicht zu kaempfen heisst niemals zu verlieren. The pain you feel is pride. (Wallace, Pulp Fiction) Nix zu wissen macht denen, die nix wissen, seltenst was aus... Sich einzubilden, dass Erkenntnis auf unbegruendeten Meinungen beruhen kann, ist in der Tat eine Farce. (Nele Abels, <3DE78D92.C7D6FF69@t-online.de>) Before I have to hit him I hope he's got the sense to run. (Grateful Dead - Alabama Getaway) Well, I heard Mister Young sing about herWell, I heard ole Neil put her down.Well, I hope Neil Young will remember,A southern man don't need him around anyhow. (Lynnard Skynnard - Sweet home Alabama - http://arts.ucsc.edu/gdead/agdl/ala.html#alabama) Your first goal isn't to win;your first goal is not to loose. (Marc MacYoung about streetfightin') (Mark 'Animal' MacYoung) Do you know the actual problem or are you guessing? Sex ist das der Glueckseligkeit Verwandteste. Gut moeglich, dass es sich dabei um einen Trick der Natur handelt. Aber dann ist es ein verdammt guter Trick. (John Updike) Das Schoenste, was wir erleben koennen, ist das Geheimnisvolle. (Albert Einstein) Drittens, und das ist zugegebenermassen Ansichtssache, frage ich Ukes die nicht mitspielen wollen immer, ob sie den Unterschied zwischen Uke und Schnitzel kennen. (Uwe Kloss in drsb ueber nicht kooperierende Aikidopartner) Do not fight to win, fight to end it. Self-defence teaches us how not to be a victim. This is a negative approach, and is realised through overcoming others. Budo teaches us not to be an aggressor. This is a positive approach, and is realised through overcoming oneself. (Tron Furu in drsb: <FibK9.615$CG6.13648@news4.e.nsc.no>) Aikido is never violent. But I am. The value of praise depends upon how much one respects the speaker. (Payne Hertz) I have an abiding belief in the sincerity of those who are democratically elected to govern us.And in the Tooth Fairy. I don't have to be faster than a bullet, I just have to be faster than the guy with the gun. (Mike Haynack) Karate is a form of martial arts in which people who have had years and years of training can, using only their hands and feet, make some of the worst movies in the history of the world. (Dave Barry) Nichts schmeckt besser als das Zeug, das man isst, wenn man bei einer Diaet schummelt. (Mike Krueger) Wissen Sie, weshalb ich so gern ueber Duefte rede? Weil Frauen von Mathematik einfach keine Ahnung haben. (Olm) When you practice a technique and your partner smiles, it is modern Aikido. If he screams, it is Daito ryu. (http://www.niagara.com/~zain/html/aikido.htm) Nicht jeder Informatiker will Programmierer werden und nicht jeder C-Programmierer hat das Zeug zum Informatiker. (<3e0725cc$0$10576$9b622d9e@news.freenet.de>) Der Programmierer steht im etwa dem gleichen Verhaeltnis zum Informatiker wie der Bediener eines Taschenrechners zum Mathmatiker. :-) (<d7i7ua.6i.ln@newspostings.skora.net>) ...Synthesis is also an important attribute of reason. (<vc9ptrnsqhw.fsf@kurasc.kyoto-u.ac.jp>) I don't believe in supernatural forces, except my mother-in-law. (<vc9fzshoylg.fsf@kurasc.kyoto-u.ac.jp>) Does harmony mean (to you) that everyone has to agree? Nachdenken macht frei! (Geo 01/2003 ca. S.71) Wir tun nicht, was wir wollen - wir wollen, was wir tun. (Geo 01/2003, S.71) Denn der Charakter, das Zentrum der Persoenlichkeit, ist gewissermassen geronnener Wille; in ihm manifestiert sich das versaeumte oder geleistete Nachdenken in der Vergangenheit. (Geo 01/2003 ca. S.71) Rede nicht ueber Leute, sondern mit ihnen! (Steffen Glückselig) Die UEbereifrigen im Vorpreschen sind auch schnell im Rueckzug. (Men Dse) Nicht jeder Erfolg fuer einen Kuenstler ist auch ein Erfolg fuer die Kunst. (Der 'Epplwoi' Schenk) Nicht alles, was lustig ist, muss Spass sein. (ueber Karl Valentin) Gehirn - das ist das zwischen den Ohren. Die wahren Analphabeten sind jene, die Lesen gelernt haben, es aber nicht tun. (Mario Quintana) Tatsachen muss man kennen, bevor man sie verdrehen kann. (Mark Twain) Der Glaube ist nicht der Anfang, sondern das Ende alles Wissens. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe) Vernunft ist manchmal nichts anderes als der Mut zur Feigheit. (Bernard Shaw) Bevor man anfaengt seine Feinde zu lieben, sollte man seine Freunde besser behandeln. (Mark Twain) Die Liebe ist ein Stoff, den die Natur gewebt und die Phantasie bestickt hat. (Voltaire) Wer kein schlechtes Gewissen hat, hat ueberhaupt keins. (Thomas Niederreuther) Als du auf die Welt kamst, weintest du, und um dich herum freuten sich alle.Lebe so, dass, wenn du diese Welt verlaesst, alle weinen und du laechelst. (chinesische Weisheit) Wenn ich Mediziner waere, wuerde ich jedem Patienten Urlaub verschreiben, der seine Arbeit fuer wichtig haelt. (Bertrand Russell) In der Welt faehrst du am besten,sprichst du stolz zu stolzen Gaesten,mit bescheidenen bescheiden,aber wahr und klar mit beiden. (Anastasius Gruen) Gott gibt die Nuesse, aber knackt sie nicht auf. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe) Huete dich vor dem Zorn eines sanftmuetigen Mannes. (John Dryden) I'd rather lose at rugby than win at softball. Deine Freunde muessen sich sicher bei dir fuehlen. Und deine Feinde noch mehr. (Michael Corleone, der Pate II) Ich bin lieber selbstverliebt als selbstverlogen. (Michel Friedman bei Schlingensief) Evolution. Still just a theory! Sometimes the guys that win *and* the guys that lose suck pretty bad. (<3e37121a$0$2600$ba624c82@nntp04.dk.telia.net>) Irgendwann bekommen wir das, was wir alle so sehr wollen. Billigen Ramsch. Osama bin Laden ist das amerikanische Familiengeheimnis, der dunkle Doppelgaenger des amerikanischen Praesidenten.Bush ist kein Moerder und Terrorist. Aber die Denkstrukturen sind die gleichen. (Ulrich Wickert - irgendwann 2002?) This could be a lot more uh, uh, uh, complex, I mean it just might, it might not be such a simple, uh, you know? (The Dude in - The Big Lebowski -) Intelligent people will tend to overvalue intelligence. Absorb what is useful; reject what is useless. (Jeet Kune Do) (Bruce Lee) Es gibt nur zwei wichtige Regeln zum Erfolg:1. Verrate nicht alles, was Du weisst. So unless you're a lush, under the age of 16, or you do it forsport or money [...], you're wasting yourtime if you study your art for purposes of 'self-defense'. (<8c0p3v45l5rmmht6rtesbjtb8uc235ige4@4ax.com>) I was angry with my friend:I told my wrath, my wrath did end.I was angry with my foe:I told it not, my wrath did grow. (William Blake) My kung fu is the best. (Frohike von den Lone Gunmen) The bucket that is half empty splashes twice as loud. (<9TG2a.30455$q91.2473496@news2.west.cox.net>) Love of the enemy is a very strict love. Sometimes, for the protection of others, that love means destruction (...). But the personal ego cannot be involved. (Mitsugi Saotome Sensei) Cause I'd rather be judged by twelve than carried by six. (http://www.aikidovt.org/newsletter/issue2/ish2_art4.html) Entspannung ist ein wesentlicher Bestandteil von Kraft. (George Leonard in 'Der Laengere Atem') (George Leonard) How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is clearly Ocean. (in 'Nature') I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind. (Albert Einstein) Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell. The ruling class has the schools and press under its thumb. This enables it to sway the emotions of the masses. (Albert Einstein) My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure. (Abraham Lincoln) We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. (Aristoteles) Destiny is not a matter of chance; it's a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved. (William Jennings Bryan) Im Wald waere es leise, wenn nur die begabten Voegel singen duerften. ( - auch von - Daniel Kuebelboeck) Der Meister nimmt die Belohnungen gerne an, die am Wegesrand auf ihn warten, aber sie sind nicht der Hauptgrund fuer seine Reise. (George Leonard in 'Der Laengere Atem') (George Leonard) 'Wie lange werde ich brauchen, um Aikido zu beherrschen?' fragt ein angehender Schueler. 'Wie lange werden Sie leben?' ist die einzig ehrliche Antwort. (George Leonard in 'Der Laengere Atem') (George Leonard) Fuer den Meister bedeutet Hingabe, dass es keine Koenner gibt, sondern nur Lernende. (George Leonard in 'Der Laengere Atem') (George Leonard) Das Licht am Ende des Tunnels ist nicht der Himmel - es ist die U-Bahn. (aus 'Daredevil' von 2003) Koennen und Wahrheit sind keine demokratischen Prozesse [,...]. (Ingo Bojak, <slrnb6d4it.3n4.ibojak@cole.bsee.swin.edu.au>) Als ob Mittelmass vorm Faehigkeitsverlust schuetzt... (Ingo Bojak, <slrnb6d4it.3n4.ibojak@cole.bsee.swin.edu.au>) Wenn Du gewinnst, lerne ich von Dir, wenn ich gewinne, gebe ich Deiner Frau Geld fuers Krankenhaus. (Chen Fake nach Ingo Bojak, <slrnb6d4it.3n4.ibojak@cole.bsee.swin.edu.au>) Ohne selbst in gewissem Sinn zu verrohen (indem die Umschaltzeit zwischen friedfertigem Kerl und Killer immer kuerzer wird), gewinnst Du NULL fuer die SV. (Thomas 'point' Friedrichs in <b47mnp$11e$07$3@news.t-online.com>) Wenn ich an meinem Willen klebe, mich dem Schei**kerl *nicht* anzupassen, biete ich ein festes Ziel in Raum und Zeit. Dann habe ich 'einen festen Standpunkt'... (Thomas 'point' Friedrichs in <b47mnp$11e$07$3@news.t-online.com>) Better to understand a little than to misunderstand a lot. You know, you really should have traveled more (like once) before you took over. Your ignorance of the world has not only made you look stupid, it has painted you into a corner you can't get out of. (Michael Moore in einem offenen Brief an George W.) Its like fire an[sic!] oil, or willpower and fat people. (BillMahoney68 in rec.martial-arts) Stell' dir vor, es ist Krieg und keiner geht hin... Es gibt keinen Weg zum Glueck. Gluecklich-sein ist der Weg. (Buddha) We are out to make war more peaceful. (George W. Bush (Governor)) A ship in the harbour is safe...but that is not what ships are built for. Aikido ist nicht kraftlos, nur kraftoptimiert. (Martin Haeusler in <b89fek$fi0$2@rznews2.rrze.uni-erlangen.de>) Das Gesetz ist der *kleinste* moralische Nenner einer Gesellschaft, nicht der groesste. (Ingo Bojak in <slrnbb0tu6.t53.ibojak@cole.bsee.swin.edu.au>) Self-defense isn't fighting, it is awareness. (Marc 'Animal' MacYoung in 'Cheap shots, ambushes, and other lessons') (Mark 'Animal' MacYoung) Violence is the first option, and the last choice, of the competent. (Frank Gasperik nach Marc 'Animal' MacYoung in 'Cheap shots, ambushes, and other lessons') (Mark 'Animal' MacYoung) An assumption that is not diffused with skepticism is no longer an assumption, it is a false law. (Marc 'Animal' MacYoung in 'Cheap shots, ambushes, and other lessons') (Mark 'Animal' MacYoung) You cannot rely on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. (Mark Twain nach Marc 'Animal' MacYoung in 'Cheap shots, ambushes, and other lessons') (Mark 'Animal' MacYoung) Denial is the most predictable of all human responses. (Der Architekt in 'Matrix Reloaded') The line between teaching and intellectual sadism is awfully thin. (Marc 'Animal' MacYoung in 'Cheap shots, ambushes, and other lessons') (Mark 'Animal' MacYoung) I could be wrong and, yes, the world could also be flat. (Marc 'Animal' MacYoung in 'Cheap shots, ambushes, and other lessons') (Mark 'Animal' MacYoung) In case you haven't noticed, time is the one thing you can't get back after you've lost it. (Marc 'Animal' MacYoung in 'Cheap shots, ambushes, and other lessons') (Mark 'Animal' MacYoung) The meaning of life is living. The rest is just commentary. (Marc 'Animal' MacYoung in 'Cheap shots, ambushes, and other lessons') (Mark 'Animal' MacYoung) It's not about who's right...it's about who's left when the argument is over. In Japan, a country full of martial artists... it's what they teach the police. (Talking about Aikido's ineffectiveness in <Q0ywa.3361$hc2.616@newsfep1-gui.server.ntli.net>) The only winning move is not to play. (Joshua in 'Wargames') Auf fuenf Jahre im Voraus einen Termin zu planen ist eine Provokation des Schicksals. (Frank-Markus Barwasser) Wenn die Nachtigall nicht singt - warte. Wenn Du sagst, Du bist Aikidoka, wird Dir im Zweifelsfall ein Gruener Tee und ein Oeko-Bienenstich gereicht. Und dann wirst Du darum gebeten doch mal auf die kleinen Kinder aufzupassen und bei der Gelegenheit deren Aura zu ueberpruefen. (Ingo Bojak in <slrnbck33q.4v2.ibojak@cole.bsee.swin.edu.au>) A good soldier ist not violent. A good fighter is not angry. A good winner ist not vengeful. (Tao Teh Ching nach Marc 'Animal' MacYoung in 'Street E&E') (Mark 'Animal' MacYoung) I don't remember who it was who said that the way to march a thousand miles and win a battle is to make the other side march it. (Marc 'Animal' MacYoung in 'Street E&E') (Mark 'Animal' MacYoung) Freedom's just another word for leaving someone else to clean up the mess you made. (Marc 'Animal' MacYoung in 'Street E&E') (Mark 'Animal' MacYoung) Cheetahs kill by tripping their prey. An antelope doing a nosedive at 45 mph is generally a dead antelope. (Marc 'Animal' MacYoung in 'Street E&E') (Mark 'Animal' MacYoung) Of course, to a woman's way of thinking, what guys consider to be the most heroic act of love, she considers seriously dense. (Marc 'Animal' MacYoung in 'Street E&E') (Mark 'Animal' MacYoung) Gott beschwert sich auch nicht. (Aufschrift auf einem bolivianischen Bus auf dem Weg in die Anden.) Words ought to be a little wild for they are the assault of thoughts on the unthinking. (John Maynard Keynes - http://www.24fightingchickens.com/) Whaddaya mean, 'there is no spoon?!' ('The Matrix' auf die Schippe nehmend.) Aikido is also populated with annoying lunatics who think that the martial arts are a sacred pursuit. (http://www.24fightingchickens.com/shotokan/101/09_character.html) To me, the proof of the pudding is this: if [insert your BUDO here] helps build a superior moral, ethical, and personable human being, then why are so many senior instructors of [insert your BUDO here] such pricks? (Taken and modified from http://www.24fightingchickens.com/shotokan/101/09_character.html) I don't believe that achieving altered states of consciousness magically perfects your character any more than punching and kicking does. (http://www.24fightingchickens.com/shotokan/101/09_character.html) Das ganze Gejammer um die fehlende Hilfsbereitschaft ist sinnlos; dieses Verhalten ist nicht feig, sondern logisch. (Rupert Mazzucco in <slrn4bdrph3.pkme.maz@balan.ap.univie.ac.at>) Versuche den Standard hochzusetzen und nicht darueber froh zu sein, dass er so niedrig ist. (Steffen Glückselig) Der Horizont vieler Menschen ist ein Kreis mit Radius Null - und das nennen sie ihren Standpunkt. (Albert Einstein) Work like you don't need the money.Love like you've never been hurt.Dance like nobody's watching. (Satchel Paige?) Das Ich ist von den Spiegeln der Sprache umstellt. (Chinesisches Sprichwort) Schoene Worte sind nicht wahr.Wahre Worte sind nicht schoen. (LaoTse) Wer laechelt statt zu toben, ist immer der Staerkere. (japanisches Sprichwort) Wenn nicht jetzt, wann dann? (aus dem Talmud) Die Menschen stolpern nicht ueber Berge, sondern ueber Maulwurfshuegel. (Konfuzius) A life lived in fear is a life half lived. Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars. (Henry van Dyke) The trick is to keep breathing. (Garbage) Es gibt Wichtigeres im Leben, als bestaendig dessen Geschwindigkeit zu erhoehen. (Mahatma Gandhi) Who needs windows and gates in a world without walls and fences? So gut wie alles, was du heute tust, wird ueber kurz oder lang bedeutungslos sein.Trotzdem musst du es unbedingt tun. Auch ein goldener Kaefig ist ein Kaefig. We all seem to be governed by this love we have for useless, twisting our new technology. (Jamiroquai) Every time you justify another good in you dies! (Bane) Suche nicht andere, sondern dich selbst zu uebertreffen. (Marcus Tullius Cicero) I disagree with everything you say, but I would fight to the death for your right to say it. (Voltaire) (Voltaire) Booting is not a repair technique. (from the E-mu Emax manual) Ein Tag ohne Arbeit ist ein Tag ohne Essen. (Zen-Meister Pai-chang/Hyakujo) Klage nicht ueber die Finsternis - zuende ein Licht an! (chinesische Weisheit) Alle Suenden kann man verzeihen, nur die Dummheit nicht!Jeder dumme Junge kann einen Kaefer zertreten, aber alle Professoren der Welt koennen keinen herstellen. (chinesische Weisheit) Nur in stillen Wassern spiegeln sich die Sterne. Zum Teetrinken sollte man sich Zeit nehmen, aber die Zeit, in der der Tee zieht, sollte genau kontrolliert werden! (japanisches Teesprichwort) Sobald der Mensch in Zorn geraet, geraet er in Irrtum. (Talmud) Der Weg ist das Ziel. (Konfuzius) Du lernst den Baum kennen, wenn Du Dich an ihn lehnen willst. (aus Zaire) Viele lieben schnelle Wagen und laute Motoren, weil Tempo und Laerm sie abhalten, ueber sich selbst nachzudenken. Wenn die Sonne der Kultur niedrig steht, werfen selbst Zwerge einen Schatten. (Karl Kraus) Zwei Dinge sind unendlich, das Universum und die menschliche Dummheit, aber bei dem Universum bin ich mir nicht so sicher. (Albert Einstein) Gleichgueltigkeit ist die mildeste Form der Intoleranz. (Karl Jaspers) Amerika - die Entwicklung von der Barbarei zur Dekadenz ohne Umweg ueber die Kultur. (Georges Clemenceau) Optimisten haben gar keine Ahnung von den freudigen UEberraschungen, die Pessimisten erleben. (Peter Bamm) Toleranz ist gut. Aber nicht gegenueber den Intoleranten. (Wilhelm Busch) Originelle Formulierungen sind noch nicht originelle Einsichten. (Ludwig Marcuse) Fuer alles im Leben muss man bezahlen. Und je spaeter man es tut, desto hoeher werden die Zinsen. (John Steinbeck) Bedenke Mensch, dass Dein Satz eine Tat ist! Tu' dem anderen nicht, was du willst, dass man dir tue, denn er koennte einen anderen Geschmack haben als du. (Bernard Shaw) Niemand ist haerter als die Sanftmuetigen aus Berechnung. (Vauvenargues) Erkenne Dich selbst! (Sokrates) Gerettet ist das edle Glied, der Geistwelt vom Boesen. Wer immer streben sich bemueht, den koennen wir erloesen. (J.W.Goethe Faust II) Work to become, not to acquire. Puenktlichkeit ist Hoeflichkeit. Do not strive for more knowledgebut strive for deeper knowledge. Wer verborgen bleibt, der hat ein schoenes Leben. (Ovid) Arm ist nicht der, der wenig hat, sondern der, der nicht genug bekommen kann. (Jean Guehenno) Die Dummen haben das Pulver nicht erfunden, aber sie schiessen damit. (Gerhard Uhlenbruck) Ein Friedlicher ist einer, der sich totschiessen laesst, um zu beweisen, dass der andere ein Agressor gewesen ist. (Ludwig Marcuse) Wer schweigt, scheint zuzustimmen. (Papst Bonifatius VIII) Denken ist schwer, darum urteilen die meisten. (Carl Gustav Jung) Zweifel ist keine angenehme Voraussetzung, aber Gewissheit ist eine absurde. (Voltaire) (Voltaire) Wer, wenn nicht Du, und wann, wenn nicht jetzt? (Harry Buckwitz) Risikolos gewinnen heisst ruhmlos siegen. (Pierre Comeille) Nichts ist entweder gut oder boese, nur das Denken macht es dazu. (William Shakespeare) Wer die Menschen kennenlernen will, der studiere ihre Entschuldigungsgruende. (Christian Friedrich Hebbel) Der Feind rueckt vor - wir weichen ihm.Der Feind steht still - wir stoeren ihn.Der Feind ist mued' - wir greifen an.Der Feind entflieht - wir schlagen ihn. (Mao Ze-Dong) Frei ist, wer nicht tun muss, was er tun kann. It does not matter if something is true if it's just no good. (Robert M. Pirsig) Viele sind hartnaeckig in bezug auf den einmal eingeschlagenen Weg, wenige in bezug auf das Ziel. (Friedrich Nietzsche) Rome could be ruined in a move. (War mal die Signatur eines Go Spielers.) Wenn es im Universum noch irgendwo intelligente Lebewesen gibt, dann kennen sie vielleicht Schach, hoechstwahrscheinlich jedoch Go. (Emanuel Lasker) Viele die leben, verdienen den Tod. Und manche, die sterben, verdienen das Leben.Kannst du es ihnen geben? Dann sei auch nicht so rasch mit einem Todesurteil zur Hand. (Gandalf, der Zauberer) Strategie ist das, was man will - Taktik ist das, was man bekommt. Strategie ist, wie man ein Maedchen auf den Ruecksitz bekommt.Taktik ist, was man tut, wenn man dann dort ist. Krieg ist nur die Fortsetzung von Politik mit anderen Mitteln. (Carl von Clausewitz) Go verhaelt sich zu Schach wie Philosophie zu doppelter Buchfuehrung. ('Shibumi' by Trevanian) Im Krieg, mehr als auf allen anderen Gebieten, muss man damit beginnen die Natur des Ganzen anzusehen, denn hier - mehr als irgendwo anders - muss man den Teil und das Ganze immer zusammen betrachten. (Carl von Clausewitz) Spanne den Bogen, aber schiesse nicht los.Noch gefuerchtet zu sein, ist wirksamer. (Chinesisches Sprichwort) Without friction we would just slip and slide everywhere we go. I remember back when a 'mouse' had four legs, 'PostScript' was what came at the end of a letter, and 'Unix' was a term for someone who'd had his works cut out for him. I don't have a solution, but I admire the problem. Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose. They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. (Benjamin Franklin) You can lead a horse's ass to knowledge, but you can't make him think. Diagnose? Erklaerungen? Reproduzierbare Loesungen?Sowas wollen nur Leute, die von EDV nichts verstehen. One planet meets another one:- Hey, how are you?- Oh, I feel sick. I suffer from homo sapiens.- Don't worry. That passes. What goes up, must come down. Ask any system administrator. ...we won't use guns, we won't use bombs, we'll use the one thing we've got more of, that's our minds. (Pulp) Windows is NOT a virus:A virus is small and efficient. Go ist auch ein Computerspiel, eine Kommunikationsplatform, eine Wissenschaft die an Universitaeten gelehrt wurde (und wird?), ein Meditationsstil, ein riesiger Fundus fernoestlicher Weisheiten, es ist Literatur und bildende Kunst, ein mathematisches Problem, eine Herausforderung fuer Programmierer, eine Bruecke zu oestlichen Philosophien. (Michael Enezian) There is no greater sin than desire,No greater curse than discontent,No greater misfortune than wanting something for oneself.Therefore he who knows that enough is enough will always have enough. (LaoTse) Wer recht erkennen will, muss zuvor in richtiger Weise gezweifelt haben. (Aristoteles) Habgier im Alter ist eine Narrheit.Vergroessert man denn seinen Reiseproviant,wenn man sich dem Ziel naehert? (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Auch die groessten Vegetarier beissen nicht gerne ins Gras. (Joachim Ringelnatz) Die kuerzesten Woerter, naemlich ja und nein, erfordern das meiste Nachdenken. (Platon) Ich habe eine Diaet gemacht und fettem Essen und Alkohol abgeschworen - in zwei Wochen verlor ich 14 Tage. (Joe E. Lewis) Zehntausend Zuber Herzenspein,wie Schnee sind sie zu schauen,ein Kaennchen heisser Fruehlingsweinvermag sie aufzutauen. (Su Tung Po) Immer auf dem Sprung stehen, das nenne ich Leben.Von Sicherheit eingewiegt werden,bedeutet sicheren Tod. (Oscar Wilde) Die Sache halte fest,die Worte werden sich dann schon einstellen. (Cato der AEltere) Wenn dir ein Wort auf der Zunge brennt ... lass es brennen. (Persische Spruchweisheit) Penguins are by nature contemplative. Try squatting with an egg between your feet for six months at a time without coming to some pretty insightful conclusions about life. The Warrior may choose pacifism; all others are condemned to it. (Bob Orlando, Kampfkuenstler) Zwischen dem einfachen Tun, dem Wissen um sein Tun und dem UEberdenken und UEbertragen dieses Wissens in sein taegliches Leben und auf das Objekt seines Tuns besteht ein grosser Unterschied. Ein Leben ohne Selbsterforschung ist nicht wert, gelebt zu werden. (Platon: Apologie 38 A) (Platon) Heut' debug ich, morgen brows' ich, uebermorgen cast' ich die Koenigin auf int. Learn fierce techniques of horrible war, until eventually sword becomes 'no sword', intention becomes 'no intention', a spontaneous knowledge of every situation. Knowledge is a full circle. The end point is the beginning, and the great virtue is simplicity. When thought and action are combined, the results are powerful. The most important function of education at any level is to develop the personality of the individual and the significance of his life to himself and to other. (Grayson Kirk) I am never defeated, however fast the enemy may attack. It is not because my technique is faster than that of the enemy. It is not a question of speed. The fight is finished before it is begun. (Morihei Ueshiba, Begründer des Aikido) Derjenige, fuer den die physische Auseinandersetzung, der Kampf, unausweichlich geworden ist, hat einen Kampf bereits verloren. (Morihei Ueshiba, Begründer des Aikido) Fully knowing it to beA matter of life and death before usWe may chose to withdrawBut the enemy will not allow it. (Morihei Ueshiba, Begründer des Aikido) 2 is the oddest prime. Was haben ein Mathematiker und ein Physiker gemeinsam? Beide sind dumm, mit Ausnahme des Mathematikers. Sei Epsilon kleiner Null gegeben. Philosophie ist ein Spiel mit Zielen, aber ohne Regeln. Mathematik ist ein Spiel mit Regeln, aber ohne Ziele. Vor kurzem wurde ein Epsilon entdeckt. Es ist so klein, dass es negativ wird, wenn man es durch zwei teilt. Wussten Sie, dass fast alle Menschen mehr Beine haben als der Durchschnitt? Gott erschuf Himmel, Erde und den Energieerhaltungssatz, und er sah, dass es gut war. ...und dann war da noch der Statistiker, der in einem Fluss ertrank, der im Durchschnitt nur 10 cm tief war. Drei Statistiker gehen Jagen. Nach einer Weile sehen sie ein Kaninchen. Der erste zielt, schiesst und schiesst links vorbei. Der zweite zielt, schiesst und rechts vorbei. Ruft der dritte: Getroffen! Ein Mathematiker uebernachtet in einem Hotel. Nachts wacht er auf und stellt fest, dass der Flur in Flammen steht. Allerdings haengt direkt neben ihm ein Feuerloescher. Was wird er wohl tun? - Er legt sich wieder ins Bett, weil dieses Problem ist ja trivial! Mathematiker sind Geraete, die Kaffee in Behauptungen umwandeln koennen.... Man soll schon C-Programmierer gesehen haben, die im Aufzug die drei druecken, wenn sie in den vierten Stock wollen... Die Nummer, die Sie gewaehlt haben, ist imaginaer. Bitte drehen Sie Ihr Telefon um 90 Grad und probieren Sie es erneut! Statistik ist die mathematische Form der Luege. Fahren zwei Informatiker im Auto, ploetzlich faellt der Motor aus.Der eine: 'Mist, ein Bug im Betriebssystem.'Der andere: 'Komm, wir steigen aus, machen alle Tueren einmal auf und zu. Vielleicht geht's dann wieder.' O.B.d.A. - Ohne Bedeutung fuer die Allgemeinheit O.B.d.A. - Ohne Begruendung der Annahme O.B.d.A. - Ohne Beruecksichtigung der Aufgabenstellung Was sind 100 tote Jurastundenten auf dem Meeresgrund?Ein guter Anfang! Lebenskunst ist die Faehigkeit, auf Notwendiges zu verzichten, um sich UEberfluessiges zu leisten. (Victoria de Sica) Verneige dich vor deinem Gegenueber, wenn er vor dich tritt - schicke ihn auf seinen Weg, wenn er dich verlaesst. (Morihei Ueshiba, Begründer des Aikido) 'Kunst' kommt von 'koennen', kaeme es von 'wollen', hiesse es 'Wunst'. (Max Liebermann) Wer glaubt etwas zu sein, hat aufgehoert zu werden. (Oliver Kahn) Eine bescheuerte Signatur ist immer noch besser als gar keine. (;-)) If there is something like ArtificialIntelligence, there must be something like ArtificialStupidity, too. My sense of humor takes life too seriously to smoke. (<9v9n94$rn2$1@cantaloupe.srv.cs.cmu.edu>) Wer frueh stirbt ist laenger tot. (Soviel zum Thema 'Unendlichkeit' ;-)) In Aikido, we always want to make the ideal movement.[...]In Aikido, we want to make the most beautiful technique, and we fail.Still, the purpose is to make the most perfect technique.That's what we have to remember but we forget it very easily. (Christian Tissier -> http://www.aiki.com/sneak/tissier.html) 'Open Source' heisst, jeder Anwender erhaelt eine Kopie des Quellcodes. Dabei stossen Entwickler, die mit Linux arbeiten, haeufig auf Sicherheitsluecken. Auf Microsoft Windows trifft dies nicht zu. (Microsoft, 'Linux im Handel - Was jeder Haendler wissen sollte') Man ist immer entweder Teil des Problems oder Teil der Loesung. Naturwissenschaft findet nun mal an den Grenzen des *Wissens* statt, nicht wie Ingenieurwissenschaft an den Grenzen der *Technik*. (<slrna18hi0.b88.ibojak@salam.physics.adelaide.edu.au>) Fuer die Gewaltlosigkeit ist Schlagkraft Voraussetzung ... Sie laesst sich nicht mechanisch verwirklichen. Sie ist die hoechste Tugend des Herzens, und man erwirbt sie durch UEbung ... Gewaltlosigkeit, die nur den Koerper angeht, ohne dass der Geist mitwirkt, ist die Gewaltlosigkeit des Schwachen und des Feiglings; keinerlei Kraft kann von (Mahatma Gandhi) Expect nothing. Be ready for anything. (Samurai-Spruch) Yes, I am small. The universe is 10^26 times larger than I am. But my consciousness - and yours - can embrace the entire universe. (George Leonard 'The way of Aikido') (George Leonard) Die Natur mag wunderbar sein, aber sie ist nicht geheimnisvoll oder uebersinnlich. (Koichi Tohei) Arguing on the internet is like running in the Special Olympics. Even if you win it means you are mentally retarded. (aus einer Newsgroup) Anybody that says he's never been afraid has never been anywhere. (<3C38A500.BBFEB25C@attbi.com>) The world is everything that is the case. (Wittgenstein) We will use functions for Mother and Father, because every person has exactly one of each of these (at least according to nature's design). (Russell, Norwig; (Lehrbuch fuer Kuenstliche Intelligenz), Seite 197) As a Modern Samurai, you know the sword is raised. To step aside when it comes down on you, you'll need to be clear and present, to have no regrets or other considerations. And when the moment eventually arrives that you can no longer step aside - as it must - you can meet your death as a samurai, with no regrets. (George Leonard; The way of aikido, p. 188) (George Leonard) The strange thing is that when we approach an activity in the spirit of play - that is fully, joyfully, and primarily for its own sake - we are likely to achieve not only the greatest happiness but also the best results, the most enduring success. (George Leonard; The way of aikido, p. 165) (George Leonard) What you do with aikido off the mat is really more important than what you do with it on the mat. (Mitsugi Saotome Sensei) We must be the change we wish to see in the world. (Mahatma Gandhi) I do not fear the 10000 techniques you have practiced once; I fear the one technique you have practiced 10000 times. No one wins a fight - you can only survive fights. Mike Tyson is to martial arts what Giligan was to sailing. (<3C7C686F.A8AF6518@sympatico.com.nospam>) Aber ich kann eine Zeitschrift nicht anknipsen wie einen Fernsehapperat. Ich muss sie in die Hand nehmen, sonst bleibt sie da liegen, mausetot. Eine Zeitschrift hat ohne fremde Hilfe keinerlei Elan. (Kurt Vonnegut) Nothing is more dangerous than an idea if it's the only one you have. (Emil-Auguste Chartier, 'Propos sur la religion', 1938) We shout during the fight to get into rhythm. (Miyamoto Musashi, 'Book of five rings') Tradition heisst, die Flamme zu erhalten und nicht die Asche aufzubewahren. (Georg Janzen) Aikido works. Your aikido doesn't. Don't confuse the two. Und was macht Ihr Friseur von Beruf? If one makes a distinction between the dojo and the battlefield, or being in your bedroom or in public, then when the time comes there will be no opportunity to make amends. Ideas are more powerful than guns. A meijin needs no joseki. Die Sprache ist meine groesste Erfindung ueberhaupt. (Mr. Frost, alas der Teufel) Nix tun ist nicht mehr als zu wenig tun. [...]Nix tun ist IMMER weniger!. (Cem OEzdemir, innenpolitischer Sprecher der Gruenen, zur Opposition und deren Haltung zum Zuwanderungsgesetz 2002) Feinde sind jenseits von Hass und Vergebung. Lieber natuerlich bloed als kuenstlich intelligent! Man darf nicht darauf setzen, dass die Woelfe sich unterscheiden, denn sie sind gleich, wenn sie ein Lamm reissen. (aus dem Film 'Rob Roy') Meine groesste Hoffnung: dass in jeder Talkshow jeder Gast zum Talkmaster sagt: 'Das geht sie nichts an!' (Kabarettist Gunkl) Schoenheit ist......das Echte in den Gesichtern. (Bratt Pit) Freiheit ist......wenn man nicht tun muss, was man tun kann. (Steffen Glückselig) Problamatisch am Fernsehen ist nicht, dass es uns unterhaltsame Themen praesentiert, problematisch ist, dass es jedes Thema als Unterhaltung praesentiert. (Neil Postam) Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company. (Mark Twain) Grosse Baeume werfen grosse Schatten. (Chinesisches Sprichwort) Ein Fisch sieht den Koeder, aber nicht den Haken. (Chinesisches Sprichwort) Der Wolf ist ein grosser UEbeltaeter, doch er lehrt die Hirten, auf der Hut zu sein. (Chinesisches Sprichwort) Ein guter Liebhaber ist nicht ein Mann, der jede Nacht eine andere Frau verfuehrt.Ein guter Liebhaber ist ein Mann, der ein Leben lang die selbe Frau jede Nacht verfuehrt. Religion ohne Wissenschaft ist blind, und Wissenschaft ohne Religion ist lahm. (Albert Einstein) Und wenn es koestlich gewesen ist, dann war es Muehe und Arbeit gewesen. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe) Klugheit betrachtet die Wege zur Glueckseligkeit;Weisheit aber betrachtet den Inbegriff der Glueckseligkeit selbst. (Thomas von Aquin) Never too old to rock'n roll, but always too young to die. Don't think you are, know you are! (Morpheus in 'The Matrix') Eine neue Art von Denken ist notwendig, wenn die Menschheit weiterleben will. (Albert Einstein) Funzen ist die Sprache derjenigen, die durch solche Wortwahl zu irgendwas gehoeren moechten und in Sein moechten. Wird zu 99% von Kiddies verwendet. In meinem IT Umfeld funzt nie etwas. Es sei denn, jemand hat Schnupfen. (Rainer Huebenthal in dciwam) Furcht ist der Draht(?) zur Dunklen Seite. (Yoda, wer sonst?) ja aber' heisst immer "nein". (Steffi Abel in <a9pruc$5fomo$7@ID-34160.news.dfncis.de>) [Aikido is...] origami with people. (Lynn Seiser in <20020422094944.11100.00001142@mb-ca.aol.com>) Doing budo is not about who can beat who, it's not about which art is better. Find an art and a dojo that suits you and hang in there. It's all about YOU learning, growing, exploring. Stay Alert. Being relaxed does not equal being limp. The biggest quality is an intolerance for mediocrity. (Don Angier) If privacy is outlawed, only outlaws will have privacy. (Phil Zimmermann, Entwickler von PGP) A great warrior? War does not make one great. (Yoda) No. Try not. Do. Or do not. There is no 'try'. (Yoda) Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering. (Yoda) Nicht zu bekommen, was man will, ist manchmal ein grosser Gluecksfall. (XIV. Dalai Lama) ::wir lachen ueber dinge, die wir nicht verstehen...Manche mehr, die anderen weniger... (<ccbidu0p3roihm10hu3dj2qf1dg9e7p2l9@4ax.com>) Freiheit ist unteilbar. Ist nur einer unfrei, so sind alle versklavt. (John F. Kennedy) But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown. (Carl Sagan) REALITY.SYS corrupted ... reboot Universe [Y,n]? Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. (Martin Luther King) Liebe ist die einzige Kraft im Universum, die auf die Entfernung hin zu- und nicht abnimmt. Do one thing every day that scares you. (http://www.gungfu.de/steffen/everybody.html) Ignorance is its own reward. (David Lynch) The difference between training and reality (and between a competitive sport and a martial way) is well illustrated by the aikidoka who responded to a challenge from a judo man by showing up with a live sword tucked in his belt. (David Lynch) Meckern ist immer einfacher. Einen 'Meister' macht mehr aus als technisches Koennen. Give a man a fish and he is fed for a day.Teach him how to fish and he is fed for life. ... chaos is found in greatest abundance wherever order is being sought. It always defeats order because it is better organized. (Terry Pratchett in 'Interesting Times') No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible. (Stanislaw Lec, 1968) I hear and I forget. I see and I believe. I do and I understand. (Konfuzius) In eternity everything is just beginning. (Elias Canetti - Literatur-Nobelpreistraeger) The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it. (Epicurus) The tendency of aggression is an innate, independent, instinctual disposition in man...it constitutes the most powerful obstacle to culture. (Sigmund Freud) To his dog, every man is Napolean; hence the constant popularity of dogs. (Aldous Huxley) Maybe this world is another planet's hell. (Aldous Huxley) What is evil? Whatever springs from weakness. (Friedrich Nietzsche) Drunkeness is temporary suicide: the happiness that it brings is merely negative, a momentary cessation of unhappiness. (Bertrand Russell) Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does. (Jean Paul Sartre) When angry, count to four, when very angry, swear. (Mark Twain) The man who does not read books has no advantage over the man that can not read them. (Mark Twain) A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way. (Mark Twain) Non-violence should never be used as a shield for cowardice. It was a weapon of the brave. (Mahatma Gandhi) Between violence and cowardly flight, I can only prefer violence to cowardice. (Mahatma Gandhi) It's no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society. (Krishnamarti, (1895-1986)) Life is what happens to us while we're busy making plans. (John Lennon) Live in today because your past is not your potential. The past is history,The future is a mysteryand now is a gift.That's why we call it the present. One who condones evils is just as guilty as the one who perpetrates it. (Dr. Martin Luthor King Jr.) I think it would be a great idea. (Mohandas Ghandi's answer when asked what he thought of Western Civilization) (Mahatma Gandhi) Look, I really don't want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you're alive, you've got to flap your arms and legs, you've got to jump around a lot, you've got to make a lot of noise, because life is the very opposite of death. (Mel Brooks) In politics stupidity is not a handicap. (Napoleon Bonaparte, (1769-1821)) It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried. (Winston Churchill) Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. (Arthur C. Clarke) I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell. (Harry S. Truman, (1884-1972)) You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely. The goal of Computer Science is to build something that will last at least until we've finished building it. No one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public. (H. L. Mencken, amerikanischer Verleger) To attain knowledge, add things everyday;to obtain wisdom, remove things everyday. (LaoTse) It's better to make something extendable by somebody else than to waste your time making it so complete that simplicity goes away. (Scott McKay) CPU-cycles are cheap, people-cycles are not. (Tucker Withington) Let's give out a bootable, stand-alone version of GNU emacs, then come back in 9 months and find whoever's using it--and kill them. (Keith Bostic) Some people, when confronted with a problem, think 'I know, I'll use regular expressions.' Now they have two problems. (Jamie Zawinski, on comp.lang.emacs) Love is like a snowmobile flying over the frozen tundra that suddenly flips, pinning you underneath. At night, the ice weasels come. (Matt Groening) Consulting: the art of calling someone a "fucking idiot" without using the word "fucking" or the word "idiot." (Donald B. Marti Jr.) I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone. My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone. (Bjarne Stroustrup) Success is something I will dress for when I get there, and not until. str->str_pok |= SP_FBM; /* deep magic */s = (unsigned char*)(str->str_ptr); /* deeper magic */ (Larry Wall in util.c from the perl source code) (Larry Wall) We don't understand the software, and sometimes we don't understand the hardware, but we can *see* the blinking lights! C combines the power of assembler language with the convenience of assembler language. When your hammer is C++ everything starts to look like a thumb. Q: how does a unix guru have sex?A: unzip;strip;touch;finger;mount;fsck;more;yes;fsck;fsck;fsck;umount;sleep Be careful who you pretend to be because you are who you pretend to be. (Kurt Vonnegut) I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when looked at in the right way, did not become still more complicated. (Poul Anderson) The idea that Bill Gates has appeared like a knight in shining armor to lead all customers out of a mire of technological chaos neatly ignores the fact that it was he who, by peddling second-rate technology, led them into it in the first place. (Douglas Adams, on Windows 95) Don't anthropomorphize computers. They hate that. What's money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do. (Bob Dylan) Anyone who can't laugh at himself is not taking life seriously enough. (Larry Wall) God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh. (Voltaire) Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it. (Brian W. Kernighan) Monday is an awful way to spend one seventh of your life. Should we throw another human wave of structural engineers at stabilizing the Leaning Tower of Pisa, or should we let the damn thing fall over and build a tower that doesn't suck? (Neal Stephenson, In the Beginning Was the Command Line) Never criticize anybody until you have walked a mile in their shoes, because by that time you will be a mile away and have their shoes. (email sig, Brian Servis) UNIX was not designed to stop you from doing stupid things, because that would also stop you from doing clever things. (Doug Gwyn) Understanding is a three-edged sword. The only difference between a Republican and a Democrat is that I'd fuck a Democrat. (Sarah Michelle Gellar) Hackers do it with fewer instructions. The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was. The cheapest, fastest, and most reliable components of a computer system are those that aren't there. (Gordon Bell, DEC) Any sufficiently large C or Fortran program contains an ad-hoc, informally- specified, bug-ridden, slow implimentation of half of Common Lisp. (Philip Greenspun) For every complex problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong. (H. L. Mencken) So in C++ 'this' is an argument too, except you don't pass it in the normal way, you pass it in the object dot blah crap. (Dan Manthey) No trees were killed in sending this message. However, a large number of electrons were seriously inconvenienced. If you think C++ is not overly complicated, just what is a protected abstract virtual base pure virtual private destructor, and when was the last time you needed one? (Tom Cargill) I absolutely fail to see how we can keep our growing programs firmly within our intellectual grip when by its sheer baroqueness the programming language -our basic tool, mind you!- already escapes our intellectual control. (Edsger Wybe Dijkstra) Money in the bank is like a pet fish. Sure, it's a pet, but it doesn't do anything. (Rob Jennings) You can't just make shit up and expect the computer to know what you mean, retardo! (Mark Jason Dominus) Well, If you don't know what it does, why did you put it in your code? (Mark Jason Dominus) Perhaps you have forgotten that this is an engineering discipline and not some sort of black magic. (Mark Jason Dominus) You said "It didn't work," but you didn't say what it would have done if it HAD worked. (Mark Jason Dominus) I never pick up an item without thinking of how I might improve it. I am not overly impressed by the great names and reputations of those who might be trying to beat me to an invention.... Its their 'ideas' that appeal to me. (Thomas Alpha Edison) The purpose of abstraction is to simplify things so our limited brain-power has some chance of success. (Will Clinger) Computer science is the first engineering discipline ever in which the complexity of the objects created is limited by the skill of the creator and not limited by the strength of the raw materials. (Brian K. Reid) Our ability to imagine complex applications will always exceed our ability to develop them. (Grady Booch) I think my code is clearer, but I wouldn't go so far as to say I'm violently opposed to your code. I save violent opposition for really important matters like which text editor you use. (Roy Smith) I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. (Douglas Adams) He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife. (Douglas Adams) In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move. (Douglas Adams) It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes. (Douglas Adams) It is no coincidence that in no known language does the phrase 'As pretty as an Airport' appear. (Douglas Adams) Life... is like a grapefruit. It's orange and squishy, and has a few pips in it, and some folks have half a one for breakfast. (Douglas Adams) There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened. (Douglas Adams) Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. (Douglas Adams) Nothing travels faster than the speed of light with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws. (Douglas Adams) The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair. (Douglas Adams) Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job. (Douglas Adams) Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind- bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space. (Douglas Adams) Customers that want software at the lowest rate possible are not customers that want software that helps them solving problems. (http://weblogs.goshaky.com/weblogs/page/lars/20050412#pair_programming) Software doesn't work, and hardware is unreliable. If you wait for a guarantee that nothing will go wrong, you'll end up being my age in a just a few dozen short decades, but without the rollicking good memories that make me such an agreeable old fart . (Tim Peters) The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak. (Hans Hoffmann) Simplicity carried to the extreme becomes elegance. (Jon Franklin) All interesting software-intensive systems are messy creations, full of gorp required to address the fringe cases of behavior expected of the system and spotted with scar tissue (from late night, critical, gotta-do-it-or-the-company-tanks repairs) and vestigial organs (formed from old, tired software that no one has had the time to purge). (Grady Booch) I suggested holding a "Python Object Oriented Programming Seminar", but the acronym was unpopular. (Joseph Strout) A little girl goes into a pet show and asks for a wabbit. The shop keeper looks down at her, smiles and says:"Would you like a lovely fluffy little white rabbit, or a cutesy wootesly little brown rabbit?""Actually", says the little girl, "I don't think my python would notice." (Nick Leaton) Ya, ya, ya, except ... if I were built out of KSR chips, I'd be running at 25 or 50 MHz, and would be wrong about ALMOST EVERYTHING almost ALL THE TIME just due to being a computer! Think about it -- when's the last time you spent 20 hours straight debugging your son/wife/friend/neighbor/dog/ferret/snake? And they still fell over anyway? E (Tim Peters) Python is an excellent language for learning object orientation. (It also happens to be my favorite OO scripting language.) (Sriram Srinivasan in Advanced Perl Programming) Python is a little weak in forcing encapsulation. It isn't made for bondage and domination environments. (Paul Prescod) You need to build a system that is futureproof; it's no good just making a modular system. You need to realize that your system is just going to be a module in some bigger system to come, and so you have to be part of something else, and it's a bit of a way of life. (Tim Berners-Lee, at the WWW7 conference) This is Python! If we didn't care what code looked like, most of us would probably be hacking in some version of Lisp -- which already covered most of Python's abstract semantics way back when Guido was just a wee snakelet frolicking in the lush Amsterdam jungle. (Tim Peters) Ihr seid komplett verrückt geworden. (Vater Speer zu des Sohnes Plänen von Germania.) Wie kommt man vom Grunzen und Stöhnen unserer affenartigen Vorfahren zur sprachlichen Raffinesse eines Shakespeare oder George Bush? Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. This requires not that the writer make all his sentences short, or that he avoid all detail and treat his subjects only in (Elements of Style) There are two ways of getting good at aikido; don't quit and don't die. (http://ibaraki-bryan.blogspot.com/2005/04/there-are-two-ways-of-getting-good-at.html) Guido, like me, believes in being correct before being fast. (Terry Reedy in <mailman.300.1115744869.29826.python-list@python.org>) >I am a strong believer in C++ and think it has a place in the universe.Yup. On the business end of a black hole ;-) (http://lists.squeakfoundation.org/pipermail/squeak-dev/2003-December/071143.html) Just like C, C++ is a good low-level language. Just like C, C++'s problems really start when you want to (ab)use it for high level stuff... (http://lists.squeakfoundation.org/pipermail/squeak-dev/2003-December/071143.html) Polymorphism in Python is a solution looking for a problem. (Dan Sommers in <m2wtq4xkr3.fsf@unique.fully.qualified.domain.name.yeah.right>) I used to read, but it's faster to make up stuff. (http://www.unitedmedia.com/comics/dilbert/archive/dilbert-20050526.html) Politiker lassen sich ihre Unbestechlichkeit teuer bezahlen. Das Buch unter's Kopfkissen legen ist eine prima Idee, wenn man vorher drinnen gelesen hat. Wenn du dich nicht entscheidest, verlasse ich dich! (Deine Demokratie) Wie mühvoll es ist, Müheloses zu schaffen. (Andy Goldsworthy) Excitement is no substitute for competency. (http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/000143.html) The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who, in times of moral crisis, preserved their neutrality. (Dante) Der größte Ausdruck von Freiheit ist nicht die Suche nach Vergnügen. (Papst Benedikt XVI) My whole philosophy is very simple: If I have any doubt as to whether I am supposed to do a job or not, I do it, and if someone socks me, I lay off. (Vannevar Bush) One could argue that the computer revolution was both the only successful revolution of the sixties as well as the one that has changed world society the most. (http://www.eleganthack.com/archives/revolutions_of_the_sixties.php) Eine Tatsache ist um so wertvoller, je einfacher sie ist. (Buch: Zen und die Kunst ein Motorrad zu warten, Seite 279) I didn't say you should conform; I said "The appearance of conformity gets you a long way." (Richard Hamming in 'You and Your Research') I think that books which try to digest, coordinate, get rid of the duplication, get rid of teh less fruitful methods and present the underlying ideas clearly of what we know now, will be the things the future generations will value. (Richard Hamming in "You and Your Research") A UML diagram can't push 500 pages per minute through a RIP. (http://www.baus.net/doersandtalkers.html) When you go too far up, abstraction-wise, you run out of oxygen. Sometimes smart thinkers just don't know when to stop, and they create these absurd, all-encompassing, high-level pictures of the universe that are all good and fine, but don't actually mean anything at all. (http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/fog0000000018.html) Es gibt den richtigen Weg. Und es gibt den einfachen Weg. (gehört in Batman Begins) Repetition is the parent of mastery. (http://lambda-the-ultimate.org/node/view/794) this is so alpha if you can't smell the bourbon you're sitting too far away from the screen Konservativ im Sinne von Werterhaltung ist ja gar nicht das Problem.Konservativ im Sinne von Besitzstandwahrung, das ist das Problem. If I wanted my Java code to look and read like C/C++, I'd be writing C#. (http://saloon.javaranch.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=1&t=008564) If you have six hours to chop down a tree, spend 5 hours sharpening your axe. (Abraham Lincoln) Explore; Discover; Understand. (http://www.dreamsongs.com/OOPSLA2005/Essay.html) Reality is what refuses to go away when I stop believing in it. (Philip K. Dick) The probability of someone watching you is proportional to the stupidity of your action. All generalizations are bad. (R. H. Grenier) Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards. (Aldous Huxley) I went to a restaurant that serves "breakfast at any time." So I ordered French Toast during the Renaissance. (Steven Wright) I stayed up all night playing poker with tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died. (Steven Wright) Inside every small problem is a large problem struggling to get out. If you think the problem is bad now, just wait until we've solved it. (Kasspe) Logic is a systematic method of coming to the wrong conclusion with confidence. (Manly's Maxim) Complex problems have simple, easy to understand, wrong answers. (Grossman's Misquote) If you don't understand it, it must be intuitively obvious. I wish there were a knob on the TV to turn up the intelligence. There's a knob called "brightness," but that doesn't work. How long a minute is, depends on which side of the bathroom door you're on. (Zall's Second Law) Any time you get a mouthful of hot soup, the next thing you do will be wrong. (Zall's First Law) If it jams, force it. If it breaks, it needed replacing anyway. (Lowery's Law) There is no mechanical problem so difficult that it cannot be solved by brute strength and ignorance. (William's Law) The house of cards comes crashing down if you can't do the little things right. (http://www.karlnelson.net/weblog/000949.html) Die Freunde nennen sich aufrichtig, die Feind sind es. (Arthur Schopenhauer) Some fools are very hard to underestimate. (In 'A fire upon the deep' von Vernor Vinge) It's hard to be bored when you are as stupid as a line. (Aus 'A fire upon the deep' von Vernor Vinge) Suche nicht nach dem Schuldigen, sondern nach einer Lösung. Wenn einer zum Mörder wird, sind mir seine Ansichten scheißegal. (David Gelernter, http://www.heise.de/tp/r4/artikel/19/19240/1.html) Innovation ist nicht das Ergebnis logischen Denkens, auch wenn das Ergebnis logisch ist. (Albert Einstein) Wenn nicht Coca Cola sondern Puma den Nicolaus eingekleidet hätte, hieße er dann inzwischen Nipumaus? Make simple things simple, dangerous things difficult, but for goodness sake, let me do my job. (http://www.mindview.net/WebLog/log-0060) You can recognize truth by its beauty and simplicity. When you get it right, it is obvious that it is right. (Richard Feynman) Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum sonatur. - Whatever is said in Latin sounds profound. Never ascribe to malice, that which can be explained by incompetence. (Napoleon) Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum sonatur. - Whatever is said in Latin sounds profound. Incorrect documentation is often worse than no documentation. (Bertrand Meyer) Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language. (Ludwig Wittgenstein) Programming in Basic causes brain damage. (Edsger Wybe Dijkstra) If you give someone a program, you will frustrate them for a day; if you teach them how to program, you will frustrate them for a lifetime. The longer it takes for a bug to surface, the harder it is to find. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roedy_Green) Denke nie gedacht zu haben, denn das Denken der Gedanken ist gedankenloses Denken. (http://www.wellness-gesund.info/Artikel/10037.html?a) It seems as if Java was built to keep a developer from shooting himself in the foot. It seems as if C# was built to give the developer a gun but leave the safety turned on. And it seems as if when C++ was built, they just handed the programmer a fully loaded bazooka with an open-ended license to use it. (from the MSDN) Choosing between C# and VB.NET isn't a meaningful choice. It's like choosing between .NET Pepsi and .NET Coke. (http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/000519.html) Suche nicht den Weg der Vorfahren, suche das, was auch sie gesucht haben. (Basho (1644-1694)) The road less traveled is the way to the top. (http://peak.telecommunity.com/) I cannot think of a medium more pregnant with possibilities, more laden with powerful and beautiful abstractions, than algorithm design. (http://www.itworld.com/AppDev/nls_ebiz_picasso060509/index.html) EDV - Ende der Vernunft If C is the closest language to modeling how computers work, Lisp is the closest to modeling how computation works. (http://www.cabochon.com/~stevey/blog-rants/tour-de-babel.html) C++ is dumb, and you can't write smart systems in a dumb language. Languages shape the world. Dumb languages make for dumb worlds. (http://www.cabochon.com/~stevey/blog-rants/tour-de-babel.html) If someone set off a bomb in this room, it would wipe out half of the worldwide Lisp community. That might not be a bad thing for Lisp, because it would have to be reinvented. (John McCarthy) Komplexität ist eine Eigenschaft des Problems.Kompliziertheit ist eine Eigenschaft der Problemlösung. (Steffen Glückselig) Dr. House: 'Von Sex würde ich für einige Zeit die Finger lassen.'Patientin (verängstigt): 'Wie lange?'House: 'Aus evolutionärer Sicht: für immer.' If I haven't seen as far as others, it is because giants were standing on my shoulders. (Hal Abelson) Reinventing the wheel is a great way to learn more about wheels. (http://jjinux.blogspot.com/2007/02/pycon-web-frameworks-panel.html) Only 2% of the population can read source code. (And free software doesn’t matter if no one can read it!) (http://www.eriksmartt.com/blog/archives/323) It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but rather the one most responsive to change. (Charles Darwin) Das allerletzte, was ich jemals wollte, war, am Leben zu sein, wenn die drei mächtigsten Menschen auf dem Planeten Bush, Dick und Colin heißen. (Kurt Vonnegut) Don’t blame me for the fact that competent programming, as I view it as an intellectual possibility, will be too difficult for ‘the average programmer’, you must not fall into the trap of rejecting a surgical technique because it is beyond the capabilities of the barber in his shop around the corner. (Edsger Wybe Dijkstra) Only a rough sea makes a good sailor out of a mariner. I wanted the dash on my tombstone, the dash between birth date and death date, to be a truly significant and meaningful dash, not merely a blank line offering separation between the two events. (http://www.diyplanner.com/node/4611) windows: in trouble rebootlinux: in trouble be root (http://byzero.de/zitate/) Jesus saves, Buddha does incremental backups. (http://byzero.de/zitate/) A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. ("Beautiful Code" - http://www.gungfu.de/books/85/) (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry) everything is fast for small n (http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/000957.html) In der ganzen Geschichte der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika ist noch nie ein Vizepräsident erschossen worden. Das sollte man bei seinem nächsten Mitarbeitergespräch bedenken. (http://www.hirschhausen.com/) (Dr. med. Eckart von Hirschhausen) If you're not scared or angry at the thought of a human brain being controlled remotely, then it could be this prototype of mine is finally starting to work. (http://www.quotationspage.com/quote/39698.html) (John Alejandro King) I don't have a photograph, but you can have my footprints. They're upstairs in my socks. (Groucho Marx) Until real software engineering is developed, the next best practice is to develop with a dynamic system that has extreme late binding in all aspects. (http://bc.tech.coop/blog/060224.html) (Alan Kay) I would compare the Smalltalk stuff that we did in the '70s with something like a Gothic cathedral. We had two ideas, really. One of them we got from Lisp: late binding. The other one was the idea of objects. Those gave us something a little bit like the arch, so we were able to make complex, seemingly large structures out of very little material, but I wouldn't put us much past the engineering of 1,000 years ago. (http://bc.tech.coop/blog/060224.html) (Alan Kay) So the problem is-I've said this about both Smalltalk and Lisp-they tend to eat their young. What I mean is that both Lisp and Smalltalk are really fabulous vehicles, because they have a meta-system. They have so many ways of dealing with problems that the early-binding languages don't have, that it's very, very difficult for people who like Lisp or Smalltalk to imagine anything else. (http://bc.tech.coop/blog/060224.html) (Alan Kay) Java and C++ make you think that the new ideas are like the old ones. Java is the most distressing thing to hit computing since MS-DOS. (http://bc.tech.coop/blog/060224.html) (Alan Kay) [Lisp is] "the greatest single programming language ever designed" (http://bc.tech.coop/blog/060224.html) (Alan Kay) The great problem with Lisp is that it is just good enough to keep us from developing something really good. (http://bc.tech.coop/blog/060224.html) (Alan Kay) Some people worry that artificial intelligence will make us feel inferior, but then, anybody in his right mind should have an inferiority complex every time he looks at a flower. (http://bc.tech.coop/blog/060224.html) (Alan Kay) I invented the term Object-Oriented, and I can tell you I did not have C++ in mind. (http://bc.tech.coop/blog/060224.html) (Alan Kay) The real romance is out ahead and yet to come. The computer revolution hasn't started yet. Don't be misled by the enormous flow of money into bad defacto standards for unsophisticated buyers using poor adaptations of incomplete ideas. (http://bc.tech.coop/blog/060224.html) (Alan Kay) If you don't fail at least 90 percent of the time, you're not aiming high enough. (http://bc.tech.coop/blog/060224.html) (Alan Kay) Most undergraduate degrees in computer science these days are basically Java vocational training. (http://bc.tech.coop/blog/060224.html) (Alan Kay) Any company large enough to have a research lab is too large to listen to it. (http://bc.tech.coop/blog/060224.html) (Alan Kay) Revolutions come from standing on the shoulders of giants and facing in a better direction. (http://bc.tech.coop/blog/060224.html) (Alan Kay) The one thing it [Lisp] has going against it is that it is not a crystallization of style. The people who use it must have a great deal of personal style themselves. But I think if you can have one language on your system, of the ones that have been around for a while, it should be Lisp. (http://bc.tech.coop/blog/060224.html) (Alan Kay) Unsere Existenz ist der Beweis für Gottes Humor True greatness is measured by how much freedom you give to others, not by how much you can coerce others to do what you want. (http://www.thomashartmann.de/) (Larry Wall) Make it work. Make it right. Make it beautiful. Make it fast. (http://www.gungfu.de/facts/wiki/Main/PrematureOptimization) Wenn man als Schlittenhund nicht irgendwann zum Leittier wird, wird man sein Leben lang nicht das Panorama, sondern Ärsche sehen. (Steffen Glückselig) When did I realize I was God? Well, I was praying and I suddenly realized I was talking to myself. (http://byzero.de/zitate/) (Peter O’Toole) The atmosphere of the average workplace is what flames painted on the side of a car are to speed. (Paul Graham) Things that are different should look different. (http://www.wall.org/~larry/pm.html) (Larry Wall) SQL, Lisp, and Haskell are the only programming languages that I've seen where one spends more time thinking than typing. (http://www.paulgraham.com/quotes.html) (Philip Greenspun) If you look at software today, through the lens of the history of engineering, it’s certainly engineering of a sort—but it’s the kind of engineering that people without the concept of the arch did. Most software today is very much like an Egyptian pyramid with millions of bricks piled on top of each other, with no structural integrity, but just done by brute force and thousands of slaves. (http://acmqueue.com/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=273) (Alan Kay) Once you have something that grows faster than education grows, you’re always going to get a pop culture. (http://acmqueue.com/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=273) (Alan Kay) A commercial hit record for teenagers doesn’t have to have any particular musical merits. (http://acmqueue.com/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=273) (Alan Kay) Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you wirte the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it. (http://www.ddj.com/architect/202401129) (Brian Kernighan) Old friends are more fun to visit that old code. (http://www.ddj.com/architect/202401129) Any code of your own that you haven't looked at for six or more months might as well have been written by someone else. (http://www.ddj.com/architect/202401129) (Eagleson) Lisp is the language of loveliness. With it a great programmer can make a beautiful, operating thing, a thing organically created and formed through the interaction of a programmer/artist and a medium of expression that happens to execute on a computer. (http://www.dreamsongs.com/ArtOfLisp.html) (Richard P. Gabriel) Art, engineering, and science are—in that order—part of a continuum of finding truth in the world and about ourselves. (http://www.dreamsongs.com/ArtOfLisp.html) (Richard P. Gabriel) Artists discover the properties of the world. (http://www.dreamsongs.com/ArtOfLisp.html) (Richard P. Gabriel) A poem is never finished, only abandoned. (http://www.dreamsongs.com/ArtOfLisp.html) (Paul Valery) XML—which amounts to some fundamental Lisp data structures reinterpreted by people with bad taste brainwashed by inflexibility. (http://www.dreamsongs.com/ArtOfLisp.html) (Richard P. Gabriel) Bigger is just something you have to live with in Java. Growth is a fact of life. Java is like a variant of the game of Tetris in which none of the pieces can fill gaps created by the other pieces, so all you can do is pile them up endlessly. (http://steve-yegge.blogspot.com/2007/12/codes-worst-enemy.html) (Steve Yegge) Dynamic types are stronger than static types, as they don't flee the field at runtime. (http://seanmcgrath.blogspot.com/archives/2005_10_23_seanmcgrath_archive.html#113022917318108225) (Brian Foote) Static types give me the same feeling of safety as the announcement that my seat cushion can be used as a floatation device. (http://seanmcgrath.blogspot.com/archives/2005_10_23_seanmcgrath_archive.html#113022917318108225) (Don Roberts) I'm not against types, but I don't know of any type systems that aren't a complete pain, so I still like dynamic typing. (Alan Kay) OOP to me means only messaging, local retention and protection and hiding of state-process, and extreme late-binding of all things. It can be done in Smalltalk and in LISP. There are possibly other systems in which this is possible, but I'm not aware of them. (http://wiki.gungfu.de/Main/ObjectOrientedProgramming) (Alan Kay) Just a gentle reminder that I took some pains at the last OOPSLA to try to remind everyone that Smalltalk is not only NOT its syntax or the class library, it is not even about classes. I'm sorry that I long ago coined the term "objects" for this topic because it gets many people to focus on the lesser idea.The big idea is "messaging" -- that is what the kernal of Smalltalk/Squeak is all about (and it's source: something that was never quite completed in our Xerox PARC phase). (http://wiki.gungfu.de/Main/ObjectOrientedProgramming) (Alan Kay) Meta means that you step back from your own place. What you used to do is now what you see. What you were is now what you act on. Verbs turn to nouns. What you used to think of as a pattern is now treated as a thing to put in the slot of an other pattern. A meta foo is a foo in whose slots you can put foos. (http://wiki.gungfu.de/Main/Meta) (Guy Steele) C++ is the dumbest language on earth, in the very real sense of being the least sentient. It doesn't know about itself. It is not introspective. Neither is C, but C isn't "Object-Oriented", and object orientation is in no small measure about making your programs know about themselves. Objects are actors. So OO languages need to have runtime reflection and typing. C++ doesn't, not really, not that you'd ever use. (http://steve.yegge.googlepages.com/tour-de-babel) (Steve Yegge) ...Please don't assume Lisp is only useful for Animation and Graphics, AI, Bioinformatics, B2B and E-Commerce, Data Mining, EDA/Semiconductor applications, Expert Systems, Finance, Intelligent Agents, Knowledge Management, Mechanical CAD, Modeling and Simulation, Natural Language, Optimization, Research, Risk Analysis, Scheduling, Telecom, and Web Authoring just because these are the only things they happened to list. (http://www.foldr.org/~michaelw/log/programming/lisp/reverse-complement-benchmark) (Kent M. Pitman) The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution. (http://www.quotationspage.com/quote/32858.html) (Bertrand Russell) Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine. (http://www.quotationspage.com/quote/27537.html) (Sir Arthur Eddington) The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don't. (http://www.quotationspage.com/quote/720.html) (Douglas Adams) Unless I'm writing a kernel, a device driver, a virtual machine, or an interface to a C or C++ library, writing in C is a probably premature optimization. (http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/onlamp/2003/05/12/languagephilosophy.html) There are two types of programming languages; the ones that people bitch about and the ones that no one uses. (Bjarne Stroustrup) If I were chained to a bench and 'perl' was the only thing that could open the lock, I'd probably cut my hand off. (http://wiki.gungfu.de/Main/LanguageFights) (Gerald Penn) Perl is another example of filling a tiny, short-term need, and then being a real problem in the longer term. (http://acmqueue.com/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=273&page=3) Programming in C++ is premature optimization. (http://www.cs.caltech.edu/~mvanier/hacking/rants/scalable_computer_programming_languages.html) Think of C++ as an object-oriented assembly language. (http://www.cs.caltech.edu/~mvanier/hacking/rants/scalable_computer_programming_languages.html) Smalltalk, it's like Ruby with tools. (http://wilkes.blogspot.com/2008/01/amen-brother.html) Before Rails came along, for all practical purposes, Ruby didn't exist. (http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/ivan/2005/12/20#a42) The public health authorities never mention the main reason many Americans have for smoking heavily, which is that smoking is a fairly sure, fairly honorable form of suicide. (Kurt Vonnegut) Style distinguishes excellence from accomplishment. (http://www.catonmat.net/blog/musical-geek-friday-god-wrote-in-lisp-eternal-flame/) (James Coplien) Presumably many libraries will be for domains that don't even exist yet. If SETI@home works, for example, we'll need libraries for communicating with aliens. Unless of course they are sufficiently advanced that they already communicate in XML. (http://www.paulgraham.com/hundred.html) (Paul Graham) No-one has yet built a monument so high that a bird can't fly over and shit on it. (http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/John_McCarthy) (John McCarthy) The mathematician's patterns, like the painter's or the poet's must be beautiful; the ideas like the colours or the words, must fit together in a harmonious way. Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics. (http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/G._H._Hardy) (G. H. Hardy) If someone was to drop a bomb on this building, it would wipe out 50 percent of the Lisp community. That would probably be a good thing. It would allow Lisp to start over. (http://www.findinglisp.com/blog/2005/06/ilc-2005-wednesday-report-late.html) (John McCarthy) I'd just like to take this moment to point out that C has all the expressive power of two dixie cups and a string. (http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2002-August/158831.html) (Jamie Zawinski) aestheticles: n. The little-known source of aesthetic reactions. If your whole body feels like going into a fetal position or otherwise double over from the pain of experiencing something exceptionally ugly and inelegant, such as C++, it's because your aestheticles got creamed. (http://groups.google.no/group/comp.lang.lisp/msg/4356934aa0d7c2fe) (Erik Naggum) Languages shape the way we think, or don't. (http://groups.google.no/group/comp.lang.lisp/msg/baafc407b4bd66f5) (Erik Naggum) Rewarding incompetence and ignorance increases the number of incompetent programmers. Designing programming languages and tools so incompetent programmers can feel better about themselves is not the way to go. (http://groups.google.no/group/comp.lang.functional/msg/b69c767370ee7c43) (Erik Naggum) Structure is nothing if it is all you got. Skeletons spook people if they try to walk around on their own. I really wonder why XML does not. (http://groups.google.no/group/comp.lang.lisp/msg/7d410e0ae791d1cb) (Erik Naggum) The clumsiness of people who have to engage their brain at every step is unbearably painful to watch, at least to me, and that's what the novice-friendly software makes people do, because there's no elegance in them, it's just a mass of features to be learned by rote. However, this suits people a hell of a lot better than setting out at age 6 to become a great ballet dancer and achieving their goal 20 years later after every tendon and muscle and joint has been asked to perform just a little bit more than nature ever intended over and over and over again. To most people, this is insanity. But in reality, it's art, and it's the art in what we do that makes us human. (http://groups.google.no/group/comp.emacs/msg/821a0f04bab91864) (Erik Naggum) If you really want to snatch the pebble from the sweaty palm of the hairy Common Lisp programmer drinking dark beer in the corner, go grok keyboard macros, and then realize that all programming is writing programs that write programs. (http://jfm3-repl.blogspot.com/2007/09/emacs-tricks-6-keyboard-macros.html) (Joseph Miklojcik) The price of liberty is, always has been, and always will be blood. The person who is not willing to die for his liberty has already lost it to the first scoundrel who is willing to risk dying to violate that person's liberty. Are you free? (http://svn.haxx.se/dev/archive-2007-07/0359.shtml) (Andrew Ford) Only a subset of all possible programs can be written with statically typed languages. For some people that is enough. (http://www.voidspace.org.uk/python/weblog/arch_d7_2008_09_06.shtml#e1010id5) (Gilad Bracha) For optimisation, more is known about a program written in a dynamically typed language at runtime than is known about programs in statically typed languages at compile time (http://www.voidspace.org.uk/python/weblog/arch_d7_2008_09_06.shtml#e1010id5) (Gilad Bracha) Note, that when a sentence is made stronger, it usually becomes shorter. Thus brevity is a by-product of vigour. (http://www.two-sdg.demon.co.uk/curbralan/papers/BrevityIsTheSoulOfWit.html) (William Strunk Jr) Brevity is the soul of wit. (http://www.two-sdg.demon.co.uk/curbralan/papers/BrevityIsTheSoulOfWit.html) (Kevlin Henney) This is not a trivial exercise. And yes, you can shoot yourself in the foot if you aren't careful. But in the end, there's two kinds of programmers in the world: those with dangerous techniques and those who dig. (Reg Braithwaite) (Reg Braithwaite) Some people are little more than herd animals, flocking together whenever the world becomes uncomfortable for any reason, seeking the comfort of those who agree with them, do not contradict them, and take care of their emotions. I am not one of those people. If I had a motto, it would probably be Herd thither, me hither. (http://ungregarious.org/2004/) (Erik Naggum) Let's just hope that all the world is run by Bill Gates before the Perl hackers can destroy it. (http://groups.google.no/group/comp.emacs/msg/9ab7f3307363849a) (Erik Naggum) I may be biased, but I tend to find a much lower tendency among female programmers to be dishonest about their skills, and thus do not say they know C++ when they are smart enough to realize that that would be a lie for all but perhaps 5 people on this planet. (http://groups.google.no/group/comp.lang.lisp/msg/f0f59b2b18124881) (Erik Naggum) Have you considered the option of getting the joke? If not, try it now and redeem your soul. (http://groups.google.no/group/comp.lang.lisp/msg/e8006d8ddc903c45) (Erik Naggum) Elegance is necessarily unnatural, only achieveable at great expense. If you just do something, it won't be elegant, but if you do it and then see what might be more elegant, and do it again, you might, after an unknown number of iterations, get something that is very elegant. (http://groups.google.no/group/comp.lang.lisp/msg/4bda6a98e5cf0bce) (Erik Naggum) There are two ways to try to make a software system reliable: make it so simple that it obviously has no bugs, or make it so complicated that it has no obvious bugs. (http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2005-October/345521.html) (Alex Martelli) You can't possibly cons too much on this new machine! (http://lispy.wordpress.com/2008/10/22/lisp50-notes-part-ii-model-view-controller-considered-harmful/) (John McCarthy) Testing is the engineering rigor of software development. (http://metadeveloper.blogspot.com/2008/03/unit-tests-with-iron-python.html) (Neal Ford) Lisp indeed leaves you with your own ideas and your own limitations. It doesn't pose any artificial restrictions on your programs that you have to work against, and it doesn't provide any "color by numbers" examples that make you feel like you have achieved something. Lisp requires you to be creative. (http://steve-yegge.blogspot.com/2006/04/lisp-is-not-acceptable-lisp.html?showComment=1145470320000#c114547037402357120) (Pascal Costanza) Besides, Lisp hackers are harder to herd than cats. Throw three of them together, you’ll have at least four distinct dialects. (http://blog.fogus.me/2009/02/06/yegge-clojure-arc-and-lolita-or-days-of-future-past/#comment-3079) And as a result we find that object-oriented languages have succumbed to static thinkers who worship perfect planning over runtime adaptability, early decisions over late ones, and the wisdom of compilers over the cleverness of failure detection and repair. (http://dreamsongs.com/ObjectsHaveFailedNarrative.html) (Richard P. Gabriel) Some kinds of waste really are disgusting. SUVs, for example, would arguably be gross even if they ran on a fuel which would never run out and generated no pollution. SUVs are gross because they're the solution to a gross problem. (How to make minivans look more masculine.) (http://www.paulgraham.com/hundred.html) (Paul Graham) Functional programming is like describing your problem to a mathematician. Imperative programming is like giving instructions to an idiot. (http://bc.tech.coop/blog/071226.html) The goal of a software engineer is to retire without having caused any major catastrophe. (IEEE 11/12 2008, p. 35) (Dilbert) I'm an e-mail- guy. Yeah, that's it. E-mail is cool. E-mail is good for segmented conversations. E-mail is respectful of the recipient's time. E-mail keeps a record. And that's why e-mail is better than...phone calls. (ddj 2/09, p. 48) (Michael Swaine) Change is a good thing, which is why I always carry an extra pair of socks when traveling, and a pocketful of nickels and dimes when the airplane lands in Las Vegas. (ddj 02/09, p. 6) (Jonathan Erickson) I do my Java editing in Eclipse now. It doesn't work as well as EMACSonce did, but it works better than EMACS does now. (http://dobbscodetalk.com/index.php?option=com_myblog&show=I-Love-EMACS%21-or-at-least-I-did...-.html&Itemid=29) (Bil Lewis) There's nothing wrong with plan-driven, waterfall-based, document-centric approaches.They're just not suited to controlling complex activities like software development. (IEEE 3/4 09, p. 68) Beauty has its place, but the search for beauty in software - indeed in most things - at the expense of value is an empty pursuit. (IEEE 3/4 09, p. 12) (Grady Booch) Without a remembrance of things past, without a trained eyed, we miss the beauty and elegance that's present in the mundane. (IEEE 3/4 09, p. 13) (Grady Booch) Parentheses? What parentheses? I haven't noticed any parentheses since my first month of Lisp programming. I like to ask people who complain about parentheses in Lisp if they are bothered by all the spaces between words in a newspaper... (http://bc.tech.coop/blog/071226.html) (Kenny Tilton) I am reminded of Gregor Kiczales at ILC 2003 [the International Lisp Conference] displaying some AspectJ to a silent crowd, pausing, then plaintively adding, "When I show that to Java programmers they stand up and cheer." (http://bc.tech.coop/blog/071226.html) (Kenny Tilton) You're posting to a Scheme group. Around here, arguing that Java is better than C++ is like arguing that grasshoppers taste better than tree bark. (http://bc.tech.coop/blog/071226.html) Science is like sex: sometimes something useful comes out, but that's not why we're doing it. (http://bc.tech.coop/blog/071226.html) (Richard Feynman) You can drag any rat out of the sewer and teach it to get some work done in Perl, but you cannot teach it serious programming. (http://bc.tech.coop/blog/071226.html) (Erik Naggum) Anyone could learn Lisp in one day, except that if they already knew Fortran, it would take three days. (http://bc.tech.coop/blog/071226.html) (Marvin Minsky) If you decide to go with the same tools and technology as everyone else, you make sure that you won't fail any worse than they do. However, you also ensure that you won't succeed any better. (http://bc.tech.coop/blog/071226.html) (James Robertson) C++ is history repeated as tragedy. Java is history repeated as farce. (http://bc.tech.coop/blog/071226.html) (Scott McKay) Java is, in many ways, C++--. (http://bc.tech.coop/blog/071226.html) (Michael Feldman) If you give someone Fortran, he has Fortran. If you give someone Lisp, he has any language he pleases. (http://bc.tech.coop/blog/071226.html) (Guy Steele) If God used a programming language, it would be Lisp.Programming in Lisp is like playing with the primordial forces of the universe.It feels like lightning between your fingertips.No other language even feels close. (http://bc.tech.coop/blog/071226.html) (Glenn Ehrlich) Question: "Why are languages like C , C#, and Java so prevalent?"Dave Ungar: "Why do people smoke tobacco? (http://bc.tech.coop/blog/071226.html) The last good thing written in C was Franz Schubert's Symphony number 9. (http://bc.tech.coop/blog/071226.html) (Erwin Dieterich) A year spent in artificial intelligence is enough to make one believe in God. (http://bc.tech.coop/blog/071226.html) (Alan Perlis) It is better to have 100 functions operate on one data structure than 10 functions on 10 data structures. (http://bc.tech.coop/blog/071226.html) (Alan Perlis) When we write programs that "learn", it turns out that we do and they don't. (http://bc.tech.coop/blog/071226.html) (Alan Perlis) Einstein argued that there must be simplified explanations of nature, because God is not capricious or arbitrary. No such faith comforts the software engineer. (http://bc.tech.coop/blog/071226.html) (Fred Brooks) I really didn't foresee the Internet. But then, neither did the computer industry. Not that that tells us very much of course - the computer industry didn't even foresee that the century was going to end. (http://bc.tech.coop/blog/071226.html) (Douglas Adams) Lisp is a language for doing what you've been told is impossible. (http://bc.tech.coop/blog/071226.html) (Kent M. Pitman) The Bible shows the way to go to heaven, not the way the heavens go. (Galileo Galilei) Nothing becomes true because tenthousand people believe it, nor false because tenthousand people refuse to do so. (http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/EWD/transcriptions/EWD04xx/EWD447.html) Die Wahrheit ist nicht demokratisch. (Steffen Glückselig) Unterm Strich geschieht Softwareentwicklung also in einer monolithischen, hierarchischen Atmosphäre, die sich nicht grundsätzich von einer Fabrik des 19. Jahrhunderts unterscheidet. (dotnetpro 9.2008, 64f.) (Ralf Westphal) Organizations which design systems are constrained to produce designs which are copies of the communication structures of these organizations. (http://www.melconway.com/research/committees.html) (Melvin Conway) In einer Zeit des Universalbetruges ist die Wahrheit zu sagen eine revolutionäre Tat. (http://de.altermedia.info/general/michael-winkler-die-diktatur-der-mitte-300108_12831.html) (George Orwell) A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked. The inverse proposition also appears to be true: A complex system designed from scratch never works and cannot be made to work. You have to start over, beginning with a working simple system. (http://ivory.idyll.org/blog/apr-09/pursuing-simplicity) (John Gall) All editor programmers are deemed to re-create emacs again, unless they're writing emacs. (http://www.secretgeek.net/metanote_1.asp) (Samir) There are two kinds of programmers: ones who have read SICP, and ones who haven't. (http://www.weiqigao.com/blog/2005/11/10/the_podcast_you_cant_afford_to_miss.html) These languages will never be mainstream, because the mainstream would never see the benefits they provide. The mainstream would kill themselves with such power. There's a reason the mainstream likes manifest typing, procedural programming, and cut and paste methodologies, quite simply, it's all they can handle. (http://onsmalltalk.com/languages-of-the-gods) Abstraction is layering ignorance on top of reality. (http://www.dreamsongs.com/ObjectsHaveFailedNarrative.html) (Richard P. Gabriel) I should not choose long, hard words just to make other persons think that I know a lot. I should try to make my thoughts clear; if they are clear and right, then other persons can judge my work as it ought to be judged. (http://www.brics.dk/~hosc/local/HOSC-12-3-pp221-236.pdf) (Guy Steele) object-oriented design is the roman numerals of computing. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob_Pike) (Rob Pike) We've always known that dynamic languages are a great way to create "little languages" for specific tasks. But we don't yet fully appreciate that all programming is a continuous process of language invention. And we don't (yet) evaluate programming-language productivity on those terms. .... We are linguistic animals endowed with a protean ability to generate language. Naturally we'll want that same generative power in our programming languages. (http://simonwillison.net/2004/Feb/11/codeGeneration/) (Dave Thomas) Java and C# are both such stifling languages that you need to be able to use code generators to make them effective. (http://simonwillison.net/2004/Feb/11/codeGeneration/) The average function does to numbers what Gaussian blur does to pictures. Avoid it if you want to see the edges. (http://isaacdevelopers.blogspot.com/2009/05/graphical-comparison-of-programming.html) Die Vermählung von zivilem Ungehorsam und sozialen Netzwerken ist der Tod des Despotismus. (Der Spiegel, 26/2009, Seite 118.) (Abbas Milani) Our ability to imagine complex applications will always exceed our ability to develop them. (Grady Booch) As much as I love a debugger, it is disheartening to need to use it to understand my code. (http://blogs.msdn.com/wesdyer/archive/2007/01/18/why-functional-programming-is-important-in-a-mixed-environment.aspx) (wesdyer) the road to hell is patched with patches ( inspired by http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/001299.html) It is better to have 100 functions operate on one data structure than to have 10 functions operate on 10 data structures. (Alan Perlis) Der Pass ist wichtiger als das Tor. (Eric Cantona) A language that doesn’t affect the way you think about programming, is not worth knowing. (Alan Perlis) The Dilbert Principle observes that in the modern economy, the least capable people are promoted to management because companies need their smartest people to do the useful work. (http://byzero.de/the-dilbert-principle-0) It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but rather the one most responsive to change. (Charles Darwin) Testing by itself does not improve software quality. Test results are an indicator of quality, but in and of themselves, they don't improve it. Trying to improve software quality by increasing the amount of testing is like trying to lose weight by weighing yourself more often. What you eat before you step onto the scale determines how much you will weigh, and the software development techniques you use determine how many errors testing will find. If you want to lose weight, don't buy a new scale; change your diet. If you want to improve your software, don't test more; develop better. (Code Complete) (Steve McConnell) If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs, then the first woodpecker that came along would destroy civilisation. (Gerald Weinberg) Once a new technology starts rolling, if you're not part of the steamroller, you're part of the road. (Stewart Brand) We should forget about small efficiencies, say about 97% of the time: premature optimization is the root of all evil. (Donald E. Knuth) Good code is its own best documentation. As you're about to add a comment, ask yourself, 'How can I improve the code so that this comment isn't needed?' Improve the code and then document it to make it even clearer. (Code Complete) (Steve McConnell) The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. (Bertrand Russell) Unformed people delight in the gaudy and in novelty. Cooked people delight in the ordinary. (Erik Naggum) Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight. (Bill Gates) Programmers are in a race with the Universe to create bigger and better idiot-proof programs, while the Universe is trying to create bigger and better idiots. So far the Universe is winning. There are only two industries that refer to their customers as "users". (Edward Tufte) I did say something along the lines of "C makes it easy to shoot yourself in the foot; C++ makes it harder, but when you do, it blows your whole leg off." (Bjarne Stroustrup) I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone. My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone. (Bjarne Stroustrup) When someone says, "I want a programming language in which I need only say what I want done," give him a lollipop. (Alan Perlis) To iterate is human, to recurse divine. (L. Peter Deutsch) Increasingly, people seem to misinterpret complexity as sophistication, which is baffling---the incomprehensible should cause suspicion rather than admiration. Possibly this trend results from a mistaken belief that using a somewhat mysterious device confers an aura of power on the user. (Niklaus Wirth) Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. (Will Rogers) Ugly programs are like ugly suspension bridges: they're much more liable to collapse than pretty ones, because the way humans (especially engineer-humans) perceive beauty is intimately related to our ability to process and understand complexity. A language that makes it hard to write elegant code makes it hard to write good code. (Eric S. Raymond) It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it. (Upton Sinclair) The best is the enemy of the good. (Voltaire) The competent programmer is fully aware of the strictly limited size of his own skull; therefore he approaches the programming task in full humility, and among other things he avoids clever tricks like the plague. (Edsger Wybe Dijkstra) For creative people, this device is nothing.(Tim Bray, meaning the iPad) (http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2010/01/27/iPad) (Tim Bray) Any comparison of hot JVM languages is likely to note that "Clojure is not object-oriented." This is true, but it may lead you to the wrong conclusions. It’s a little like saying that a rifle is not arrow-oriented. (http://blog.thinkrelevance.com/2009/8/12/rifle-oriented-programming-with-clojure-2) (Stuart Halloway) Die spätrömische Dekadenz bestand darin, dass die Reichen, nach ihren Fressgelagen, sich in Eselsmilch gebadet haben und der Kaiser Caligula einen Esel zum Konsul ernannte. Insofern stimmt Westerwelles Vergleich: Vor 100 Tagen ist ein Esel Bundesaußenminister geworden. (FLZ, 16.02.2010) (Heiner Geißler) I think programmers have become inured to incidental complexity, in particular by confusing familiar or concise with simple. And when they encounter complexity, they consider it a challenge to overcome, rather than an obstacle to remove. Overcoming complexity isn't work, it's waste. (http://www.simple-talk.com/opinion/geek-of-the-week/rich-hickey-geek-of-the-week/) (Rich Hickey) Industry suffers from the managerial dogma that for the sake of stability and continuity, the company should be independent of the competence of individual employees. Hence industry rejects any methodological proposal that can be viewed as making intellectual demands on its work force. (http://www.reddit.com/r/lisp/comments/banuj/i_must_confess_that_i_was_very_slow_in/) (Edsger Wybe Dijkstra) StGB SS328 Absatz 2.3: Mit Freiheitsstrafe bis zu fünf Jahren oder mit Geldstrafe wird bestraft, wer eine nukleare Explosion verursacht. (Lordhelmchen) (http://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/stgb/__328.html) Because nobody actually creates perfect code the first time around, except me, but there is only one of me, right? (https://git.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/LinusTalk200705Transcript) (Linus Torvalds) Lisp is ugly. Will always be. If you care, you're just not ready yet. (http://axisofeval.blogspot.com/2010/04/that-ragged-old-lisp.html) (Manuel J. Simoni) Lisp's uglyness is like a stealth-coat, keeping it hidden from the clueless. (http://axisofeval.blogspot.com/2010/04/that-ragged-old-lisp.html) (Manuel J. Simoni) Also, except for popularity, Python didn't go anywhere as a language. (http://axisofeval.blogspot.com/2010/05/next-lisps.html) (Manuel J. Simoni) You just change a term and they think its better technology. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UYa6gQC14o) (Larry Ellison) Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. (Douglas Adams) Wer immer Recht haben will, braucht nur immer das Offensichtliche zu wiederholen. (Steffen Glückselig) Ein gutes Team braucht keinen Chef. (Steffen Glückselig) To me, the simple act of tying a knot is an adventure in unlimited space. A bit of string affords a dimensional latitude that is unique among the entities. For an uncomplicated strand is a palpable object that, for all practical purposes, possesses one dimension only. If we move a single strand in a plane, interlacing it at will, actual objects of beauty and utility can result in what is practically two dimensions, and if we choose to direct our strand out of this one plane, another dimension is added, which provides opportunity for an excursion that is limited only by the scope of our own imagery and the length of the ropemakers coil.What can be more wonderful than that? (Clifford Ashley) What became UML 2.0 is generally regarded as something that is good for growing roses, but it is less useful for flexible systems engineering. (IEEE Software Sept./Oct. 2010 p. 63) (Tony Clark) ...organizations which design systems ... are constrained to produce designs which are copies of the communication structures of these organizations. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conway's_Law) (Melvin Conway) And you're right: we were not out to win over the Lisp programmers; we were after the C++ programmers. We managed to drag a lot of them about halfway to Lisp. (http://people.csail.mit.edu/gregs/ll1-discuss-archive-html/msg04045.html) (Guy Steele) For what it's worth: it's never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There's no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you're proud of. If you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0421715/quotes?qt0504699) (Benjamin Button) OO makes code understandable by encapsulating moving parts.FP makes code understandable by minimizing moving parts. (http://www.johndcook.com/blog/2010/11/03/object-oriented-vs-functional-programming/) (Michael Feathers) I'm assuming, based on long observation, that Microsoft with high likelihood fucked up the pragmatics completely, and that programming in C#, as opposed to reading about it, is deeply depressing. (http://axisofeval.blogspot.com/2010/07/c-40-industrial-response-to-lisp.html) (Manuel J. Simoni) consensus always breeds mediocrity Go have your own little pity party and see who comes. Die Tatsache, daß eine Meinung weithin geteilt wird, ist noch lange kein Beweis dafür, daß sie nicht absolut absurd ist. (Bertrand Russell) Turns out the border between genius and insanity is a pretty cheery place. (http://landoflisp.com/) (Paul Graham) C++ is history repeated as tragedy. Java is history repeated as farce. (http://lambda-the-ultimate.org/node/4112#comment-62529 ) (Scott McKay) Hegel bemerkte irgendwo, dass alle großen weltgeschichtlichen Tatsachen und Personen sich sozusagen zweimal ereignen. Er hat vergessen, hinzuzufügen: das eine Mal als Tragödie, das andere Mal als Farce. (http://de.wikiquote.org/wiki/Karl_Marx#.C3.9Cber_andere_Personen) (Karl Marx) Please help - firewall burnt down last package. I can see why it takes a magician to discover a spell, but why can’t a non-magician use a spell once it’s known? (http://meshy.org/2010/12/28/words-of-power.html) Rekursion ist für funktionale Sprachen wie das Fernsehen für die amerikanische Popkultur - sie sind einfach unzertrennlich. (Effektiv C++ programmieren, Scott Meyers - Tipp 48) I love the smell of geek rage in the morning. (http://www.theserverside.com/discussions/thread.tss?thread_id=61651) I use emacs, which might be thought of as a thermonuclear word processor. It was created by Richard Stallman; enough said. It is written in Lisp, which is the only computer language that is beautiful. It is colossal, and yet it only edits straight ASCII text files, which is to say, no fonts, no boldface, no underlining. In other words, the engineer-hours that, in the case of Microsoft Word, were devoted to features like mail merge, and the ability to embed feature-length motion pictures in corporate memoranda, were, in the case of emacs, focused with maniacal intensity on the deceptively simple-seeming problem of editing text. If you are a professional writer—i.e., if someone else is getting paid to worry about how your words are formatted and printed—emacs outshines all other editing software in approximately the same way that the noonday sun does the stars. It is not just bigger and brighter; it simply makes everything else vanish. (http://www.theserverside.com/discussions/thread.tss?thread_id=61651) (Neal Stephenson) You must pay for everything in this world, one way and another. There is nothing free except the grace of God. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1403865/quotes?qt1385360) Sie wollen ein geistiges Duell? Ich duelliere mich nicht mit Unbewaffneten! (von Guttenberg am Nockherberg 2011) Lisp - the notion of writing your code directly in tree form - is an idea that’s discovered time and again. People have tried all sorts of crazy alternatives, writing code in XML or in opaque binary formats or using cumbersome code generators. But their artificial Byzantine empires always fall into disrepair or crush themselves into collapse while Lisp, the road that wanders through time, remains simple, elegant, and pure. (http://corfield.org/blog/post.cfm/the-joy-of-clojure) (Steve Yegge) Walking on water and developing software from a specification are easy if both are frozen. (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/58640/great-programming-quotes/58806#58806) (Edward V Berard) Lisp is so powerful that problems which are technical issues in other programming languages are social issues in Lisp. (http://www.winestockwebdesign.com/Essays/Lisp_Curse.html) (Rudolf Winestock) Few companies that installed computers to reduce the employment of clerks have realized their expectations.... They now need more, and more expensive clerks even though they call them "operators" or "programmers." (http://axisofeval.blogspot.com/2011/05/ouch.html) (Peter F. Drucker) Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes. (Edsger Wybe Dijkstra) Wo alle XML-Register gezogen werden, ist jedoch im Bereich SOAP. SOAP ist der Albatros unter den SML-Spezifikationen: Man wundert sich jedes Mal, dass eine SOAP-Anwendung sich überhaupt in die Luft erhebt. WebServices leiden unter Featuritis und dem Überspezifizierungssyndrom. (javamagazin, 8/2011) (Bernd Fondermann) Web services – do people use those any more? We’ve doing a ton of stuff with JAX-RS and our customers seem to have made the switch for the most part too. I apologize for helping propogate WSDL and SOAP in the past (http://netzooid.com/blog/2011/05/11/what-ive-been-up-to/) Homoiconicity is Von Neumann's insightful idea that programs == data (http://groups.google.com/group/clojure/msg/dcd5051791224efe) The hapless code monkeys usually switch careers or "advance" themselves into the ultimate bastion of incompetence: management. (http://carcaddar.blogspot.com/2011/04/programming-is-creative-pursuit.html) (Vladimir Sedach) Meta-programming is about modifying your kitchen to suit your cooking. (http://john.freml.in/metaprogramming-analogy) (John Fremlin) However you are right, Clojure may never get mainstream, people in general are against simplicity. They make choices that make their lives impossible and can't see that they feel miserable because of their own decisions. (http://groups.google.com/group/clojure/msg/8b480747709ccb5a) (Luc Prefontaine) All too often we do what’s easy, at the expense of what’s simple. (http://www.infoq.com/presentations/Simple-Made-Easy) (Rich Hickey) When you don’t create things, you become defined by your tastes rather than ability. Your tastes only narrow & exclude people. So create. (http://metaphysicaldeveloper.wordpress.com/2012/04/20/conjcraft-a-minecraft-mod-implemented-in-clojure/) What you know is the enemy of learning. (http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showpost.php?p=274044&postcount=198) (Ushiro Kenji Sensei) As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat (http://ss64.com/nt/takeown.html) (Ellen Perry Berkeley) "Der Kontinoumtranfunktionator ist ein sehr rätselhaftes und mächtiges Gerät" -"Und?" -"Und seine Rätselhaftigkeit wird nur durch seine Macht übertroffen." (http://www.magicofword.com/filmzitate/ey-mann-wo-ist-mein-auto) (Ralf) Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live. (http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?CodeForTheMaintainer) (Martin Golding) Erfahrung heißt gar nichts. Man kann eine Sache auch 35 Jahre falsch machen. (http://anscheinbar.wordpress.com/) (Kurt Tucholsky) Engineers build things; scientists describe reality; philosophers get lost in broad daylight. (http://www.google.de/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CCQQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dreamsongs.com%2FFiles%2FIncommensurability.pdf&ei=wm2WUKvQK6n_4QTNoICoBQ&usg=AFQjCNGIYxGPemXeI5JGw_Gzk1a-Wq1YjA&sig2=Xdz1vV8tjICWrcX6bWfYsw) Man soll Worte wiegen, und nicht zählen. (jüdisch?) If you don't fail at least 90 percent of the time, you're not aiming high enough. (Alan Kay) I think programmers have become inured to incidental complexity... when they encounter complexity, they consider it a challenge to overcome, rather than an obstacle to remove.Overcoming complexity isn't work, it's waste. (Rich Hickey) Simplicity can only be attained if it is recognised, sought and prized. (Out of the Tarpit - http://lambda-the-ultimate.org/node/1446) The price of reliability is the pursuit of the utmost simplicity. (Out of the Tarpit - http://lambda-the-ultimate.org/node/1446) (Sir Charles Antony Richard (C. A. R.) Hoare) I conclude that there are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult. (http://lambda-the-ultimate.org/node/1446 - Out of the Tarpit) (Sir Charles Antony Richard (C. A. R.) Hoare) E-mail is for communication, twitter is for public chit-chat, mostly for teenagers and companies which try to look hip. (https://groups.google.com/d/msg/comp.lang.lisp/6KfWekqd5pI/xzhQ1zst-HcJ) If Lisp was a character from Star Trek it would be Q. (http://jng.imagine27.com/articles/2010-02-26-100553_do_you_really_know_lisp.html) Any sufficiently complicated C or Fortran program contains an ad hoc informally-specified bug-ridden slow implementation of half of Common Lisp. (http://wiki.gungfu.de/Main/PhilipGreenspunsTenthRuleOfProgramming) (Philip Greenspun) If C is the closest language to modeling how computers work, Lisp is the closest to modeling how computation works. (http://www.cabochon.com/~stevey/blog-rants/tour-de-babel.html) Where's the domain specific language for the domain of software programming? (http://www.dehora.net/journal/2005/12/lisp.html) With lisps you don't program applications - you program programming languages to program applications. (Steffen Glückselig) Most people who graduate with CS degrees don't understand the significance of Lisp. Lisp is the most important idea in computer science. Alan's breakthrough in object oriented programming, wasn't objects, it was the realizing that the Lisp metasystem was what we needed. (http://bc.tech.coop/blog/060224.html) (Alan Kay)