Bits of Wisdom

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

Fortune favors the prepared.  – James Cameron, on “Visionaries: Inside The Creative Mind” on OWN TV, December 2011  (originally attributed to Louis Pasteur.)

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

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