For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would i want to do what i am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something… almost everything – all external expectations,all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to loose.
Steve Jobs, college dropout and CEO of Apple Computer, Stanford University Commencement, 2005
What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence, a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it.
– Herbert Simon, Recipient of Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics and the A.M. Turing Award, The “Nobel Prize of Computer Science”
I added some John Wayne quotes to my quotes page today.
“Talk low, talk slow, and don’t talk too much”
“Courage is being scared to death — but saddling up anyway.”
This quote was found on the first post of this Zenoss forum. It was written by user ‘bithajcsar’.
Open source in general, is only for those, who do not have any serious responsibility.
Now, I do feel that I should express that I love the idea of Open Source, and I think very highly of enthusiastic open source programers. But, their is a reason why open source is not as widely used.
Continuing my quote collecting, I have found the following.
If you talk to God, you are praying; If God talks to you, you have schizophrenia. If the dead talk to you, you are a spiritualist; If you talk to the dead, you are a schizophrenic.
Thomas Szasz (born April 15, 1920 in Budapest, Hungary) was a Professor Emeritus in Psychiatry at the State University of New York Health Science Center in Syracuse, New York. Szasz is a critic of the moral and scientific foundations of psychiatry.