— Harriet Heithaus (@NDN_HarrietHeit) January 15, 2017
For 16 years
We’ve waged these wars;
No end in sight
To blood and gore.
Over a three-year period, I gave away half of what I had. To be honest, my hands shook as I signed it away. I knew I was taking myself out of the race to be the richest man in the world.
~Ted Turner. Robert Edward “Ted” Turner III (born 1938) is an American media mogul and philanthropist.
Sure, I have friends, plenty of friends, and they all come around wantin’ to borrow money. I’ve always been generous with my friends and family, with money, but selfish with the important stuff like love.
The greatest good we can do for others is not just to share our riches with them, but to reveal theirs.
Computers and Software
On two occasions I have been asked [by members of Parliament], “Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?” . . . I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question.
~Charles Babbage (1864), Passages from the life of a philosopher. Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green. p. 67. ISBN 1851960406.
I have bought this wonderful machine − a computer. Now I am rather an authority on gods, so I identified the machine – it seems to me to be an Old Testament god with a lot of rules and no mercy.
~Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth (1988), I, p. 24 ISBN 0-385-41886-8, Trust The Computer. The Computer is your friend. “Computer’s Credo,” Paranoia
If you don’t know anything about computers, just remember that they are machines that do exactly what you tell them but often surprise you in the result.
~Richard Dawkins, The Blind Watchmaker (1986), III, p. 50 ISBN 0-393-31570-3