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The two most common things in the universe are hydrogen and human stupidity.

The two most common things in the universe are hydrogen and human stupidity.

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The NeXT Computer: The hardware makes it a PC, the software makes it a workstation, the unit sales makes it read more

The NeXT Computer: The hardware makes it a PC, the software makes it a workstation, the unit sales makes it a mainframe.

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One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.

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The way to do research is to attack the facts at the point of greatest astonishment.

The way to do research is to attack the facts at the point of greatest astonishment.

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Like the furtive collectors of stolen art, we [cell biologists] are forced to be lonely admirers of spectacular architecture, exquisite read more

Like the furtive collectors of stolen art, we [cell biologists] are forced to be lonely admirers of spectacular architecture, exquisite symmetry, dramas of violence and death, mobility, self-sacrifice and, yes, rococo sex.

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It is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions.

It is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions.

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The best way to accelerate a Macintosh is at 9.8m sec sec.

The best way to accelerate a Macintosh is at 9.8m sec sec.

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The newest computer can merely compound, at speed, the oldest problem in the relations between human beings, and in the read more

The newest computer can merely compound, at speed, the oldest problem in the relations between human beings, and in the end the communicator will be confronted with the old problem, of what to say and how to say it.

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... it is certain that the real function of art is to increase our self-consciousness; to make us more aware read more

... it is certain that the real function of art is to increase our self-consciousness; to make us more aware of what we are, and therefore of what the universe in which we live really is. And since mathematics, in its own way, also performs this function, it is not only aesthetically charming but profoundly significant. It is an art, and a great art.

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