Nothing is more alien to the present age than idleness.

“Nothing is more alien to the present age than idleness. If we think of resting from our labours, it is only in order to return to them. In thinking so highly of work we are aberrant. Few other cultures have ever done so. For nearly all of history and all prehistory, work was an indignity.” —…


Look Dave, I can see you’re really upset about this. I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill, and think things over. — HAL, in 2001 A Space Odyssey My site has now had 2001 views 😁 Image of the room in the final scene:By Christophe from Montreal (DSCF3109) [CC…

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)

Schrodinger’s cat: Alive, Dead or…

In fact, the mere act of opening the box will determine the state of the
cat, although in this case there were three determinate states the cat
could be in: