This is a growing listing of great quotes and things to keep in mind of interest to me.
[Last updated 13 March 2012]
Apple’s an amoeba never staying in one place, Microsoft’s a tall tree planted in one place, Google’s a rash spread all over the place.” – Mark Hernandez 3/13/12
Design is ‘how it works’. – Steve Jobs
No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking. – Voltaire
Those who make software need to understand how art is made, and vice versa. – Horace Dediu, Asymco.com
Write a diary entry a year from now and talk about what went wrong in retrospect. – David Brooks, Charlie Rose program on PBS, December 21, 2011
Simplicity allows us to rise to a higher level of accomplishment given the fixed amount of effort we have available to us. – Mark Hernandez, about 2001
Do not undertake the program unless the goal is manifestly important and the achievement nearly impossible. – Edwin H. Land
Any problem can be solved using the materials in the room. – Edwin H. Land
Oversimplification is one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. – Mark Hernandez, November 2011
Amateurs look for inspiration. The rest of us just show up and get to work.
Artist Chuck Close.
Two of the most underused words in the English language are tradeoff, and balance. Mark Hernandez, 2011
Prepare the ground in such a way so that your creation can take on a life of its own and run away with it. Sidney Lumet, 1997
These are team sports. You can’t do it alone. Steve Jobs, 1996