Space Shuttle Challenger

Anyone who sits on top of the largest hydrogen-oxygen fueled system in the world, knowing they’re going to light the bottom, and doesn’t get a little worried, does not fully understand the situation. — John Young, after being asked if he was nervous about making the first Space Shuttle flight in 1981. Sadly prophetic. The image…

Dust in the Wind

Same old song, just a drop of water in an endless sea All we do crumbles to the ground, though we refuse to see — ‘Dust in the Wind’ by Kansas A long time favourite of mine, from forty years ago now. I just love the image too, I am sure that if I look…

I hope you make mistakes

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something. So that’s my wish for you, and…

So we went to Atari and said,

‘Hey, we’ve got this amazing thing, even built with some of your parts, and what do you think about funding us? Or we’ll give it to you. We just want to do it. Pay our salary, we’ll come work for you.’ And they said, ‘No.’

Substitute wit?!

She had a pretty gift for quotation, which is a serviceable substitute for wit. — W. Somerset Maugham (1874 – 1965)