The errors which arise from the absence of facts are far more numerous and more durable than those which result from unsound reasoning respecting true data.

Charles Babbage

I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question.

Charles Babbage

Too many people just don’t have the sophistication to integrate new information with their beliefs, or even to not integrate it – to hold multiple conflicting notions in their head at once seems to pain them.

Tim Daly, Jr

I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what’s next.

Steve Jobs

I’ve come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies:

  1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.
  2. Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.
  3. Anything invented after you’re thirty-five is against the natural order of things.

Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

JS is stupid Lisp in Java’s ill-fitting clothing. It’s Alonzo Church going to a Halloween party as Alan Turing.

Scott Richmond