Friday, June 30, 2006

Success consists of conquering the fear of failure

--- Saint Beuve

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Shutting down peer-two-peer networks was like taking a half-course of antibiotics every six months. It just led to the evolution of more decentralized networks that are more efficient and more difficult to shut down.

--- Tom McInerney, co-founder of "legit" file-sharing site, quoted in "What'll it be, matey? The hangman's rope or service to the queen?", Good Morning Silicon Valley, June 27, 2006

Monday, June 19, 2006

The news, as "lecture," is giving way to the news as a "conversation."

--- Tom Curley, President and CEO, Associated Press, remarks at the Online News Association Conference, Nov. 12, 2004, cited by Jay Rosen, Web Users Open the Gates, special to, June 19, 2006

Sunday, June 18, 2006

There are no facts in the future

-- Edmond (Ed) Thomas, engineer and partner in the law firm of Harris, Wiltshire and Grannis, former Chief Engineer of the Federal Communications Commission and CTO at Verizon, in conversation, 14 June 2006

Monday, June 05, 2006

A successful businessman visted his old economics professor. While chatting, the former student noticed an exam on the professor's desk and began reading. Shocked, he announced, "This is the same exam you gave me fifteen years ago! Aren't you afraid the students are just going to track down old tests?" The professor laughed. "No, that's okay. I do keep the same questions. It's the answers I change every year."

--- Todd Bucholtz in "New ideas from dead economists", 1989, p 236
I stood among them, but not of them.

--- Lord Byron, cited by Todd Bucholtz in "New ideas from dead economists", 1989, p 106

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I stood
Among them, but not of them; in a shroud
Of thoughts which were not their thoughts.
Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, Canto iii. Stanza 113.