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    Usenet is like a herd of performing elephants with diarrhea -- massive, difficult to redirect, awe-inspiring, entertaining, and a source of mind-boggling amounts of excrement when you least expect it.

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Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you say to them they translate into their own language and forthwith it is something read more

Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you say to them they translate into their own language and forthwith it is something entirely different.

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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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We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the read more

We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more.

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The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a read more

The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.

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I find sitting at a specially equipped desk in front of some pretty ugly plastics and staring at a little read more

I find sitting at a specially equipped desk in front of some pretty ugly plastics and staring at a little window is a very unnatural event.

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If you build a better mousetrap, you will catch better mice.

If you build a better mousetrap, you will catch better mice.

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The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.

The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.

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Gates is the ultimate programming machine. He believes everything can be defined, examined, reduced to essentials, and rearranged into a read more

Gates is the ultimate programming machine. He believes everything can be defined, examined, reduced to essentials, and rearranged into a logical sequence that will achieve a particular goal.

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The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' (I've found it!), read more

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' (I've found it!), but 'That's funny...' -Isaac Asimov.

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