Information Technology/IT


in Quotes & Aphorisms (Information Technology/IT)
Ultimately, it comes down to taste. It comes down to trying to expose yourself to the best things that humans have done and then try to bring those things into what you're doing. Picasso had a saying: good artists copy, great artists steal. And we have always been shameless about stealing great ideas, and I think part of what made the Macintosh great was that the people working on it were musicians and poets and artists and zoologists and historians who also happened to be the best computer scientists in the world.
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    in Quotes & Aphorisms (Information Technology/IT, Modern Times, Internet)
    We don't believe it's possible to protect digital content... What's new is this amazingly efficient distribution system for stolen property called the Internet and no one's gonna shut down the Internet. And it only takes one stolen copy to be on the Internet. And the way we expressed it to them is: Pick one lock open every door. It only takes one person to pick a lock. Worst case: Somebody just takes the analog outputs of their cd player and rerecords it puts it on the Internet. You'll never stop that. So what you have to do is compete with it.
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      in Quotes & Aphorisms (Information Technology/IT)
      John Sculley ruined Apple and he ruined it by bringing a set of values to the top of Apple which were corrupt and corrupted some of the top people who were there, drove out some of the ones who were not corruptible, and brought in more corrupt ones and paid themselves collectively tens of millions of dollars and cared more about their own glory and wealth than they did about what built Apple in the first place which was making great computers for people to use.
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        in Quotes & Aphorisms (Information Technology/IT)
        I am afraid that this chapter will amply demonstrate the truth of Clarke's 69th Law, viz., "Reading computer manuals without the hardware is as frustrating as reading sex manuals without the software." In both cases the cure is simple though usually very expensive.
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