Quotes from me
- A business that does not adapt & innovate for the needs of it's generation, will go out of business in that generation.
- "Punishing" a dictator for killing hundreds of his own people, by simply killing thousands of his own people is both disgusting and absurd in equal measure.
- Freedom has a price, and that is Security. Likewise, Security has a price, and that is Freedom. You can't have both. You can NOT have freedom for your people as well as security from your people. Either you create a walled garden or an open garden, you can't have both in the same place.
Quotes from people
"Advances are made by answering questions. Discoveries are made by questioning answers." -- Bernhard Haisch, astrophysicist
"The most erroneous stories are those we think we know best -- and therefore never scrutinize or question." -- Stephen Jay Gould
"Our tradition teaches tolerance, our philosophy preaches tolerance, our Constitution practices tolerance, let us not dilute it" -- Supreme Court of India, Aug 11, 1986
"We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both." -- Louis Brandeis, Supreme Court justice from 1916-1939
"I am a man of peace. God knows how I love peace. But I hope I shall never be such a coward as to mistake oppression for peace." -- Louis Kossuth
"...the CIA has overthrown functioning democracies in over 20 countries."-- John Stockwell, former CIA official and author
There are "certain rather selfish lifestyles, marked by an opulence which is no longer sustainable and frequently indifferent to the world around us, and especially to the poorest of the poor... Men and women risk being reduced to mere cogs in a machine that treats them as items of consumption to be exploited" -Pope Francis
"Who knows? Maybe one day in the not-so-distant future, when the manufacturers remove their heads out of their posteriors and realize that without open source they would not exist today, they will start sharing what they know so that they can do what they once (likely) embarked out to do when their companies opened doors for the first time: Make the world a better place through education and sharing of knowledge through technology and innovation." --Will Verduzco, Editor-in-Chief of XDA-Developers Portal
"All censorships exist to prevent anyone from challenging current conceptions and existing institutions. All progress is initiated by challenging current conceptions, and executed by supplanting existing institutions. Consequently, the first condition of progress is the removal of censorship." ― George Bernard Shaw
"You can't incent a dead person. No matter what we do, Hawthorne will not produce any more works, no matter how much we pay him." - Lawrence Lessig
"Americans have been selling this view around the world: that progress comes from perfect protection of intellectual property. Notwithstanding the fact that the most innovative and progressive space we've seen — the Internet — has been the place where intellectual property has been least respected." - Lawrence Lessig
Ouotes from Fiction
We believe in the systematic understanding of the physical world through observation and experimentation, through argument and debate, but, most of all, FREEDOM OF WILL. I will not compromise the fundamental tenants of my devotion in order to preserve it. --Stargate: The Ark of Truth
"when one eliminates the impossible, that which remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth" -- Sherlock Holmes