Archives for the month of: October, 2013

Boyhood, like measles, is one of those complaints which a man should catch young and have done with, for when it comes in middle life it is apt to be serious.

It’s a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose yours.

Bacchus hath drowned more men than Neptune.

Not everything made you stronger. It was possible to survive, yet still be crippled for your trouble. Sometimes it was okay to run away, to skip the test, to chicken out. Or at least to get some help.

Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.

Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other.

Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists.

– John Kenneth Galbraith

There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home.

– Ken Olsen, President, Digital Equipment, 1977