885) Documentation [for computer software] is like sex: when it is good, it is very, very good; when it is bad, it is still better than nothing."
Gerald Weinberg The Psychology of Computer Programming (1976) posted by Jim Hargrove [UAQ] (5/2/95)
886)Tenses, Gender and Number: For the purpose of the rules and regulations contained in this chapter, the present tense includes the past and future tenses, and the future, the present; the masculine gender includes the feminine, and the feminine, the masculine and the singular includes the plural, and the plural the singular.
California Dept. of Consumer Affairs Revised 1973 Code posted by Deborah Ann Pisarek [UAQ] (5/17/95)
887) I have never let schooling interfere with my education.
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) (widely attributed) not listed in [QMT] posted by Deven Naniwadekar [UAQ] (5/6/95)
888) Education costs money, but then so does ignorance.
Sir Claus Moser London Daily Telegraph (8/21/90) [CQ]
889) Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
Samuel Johnson (4/18/1775) quoted by James Boswell in A Life of Samuel Johnson (1791) [B16] posted by Deven Naniwadekar [UAQ] (5/6/95)
890) Anglo-American culture seems to be governed by the perverse belief that portrayals of the body's abuse or destruction are harmless, even fortifying, while those that show the body in pleasure act like poison.
Walter Kendrick (attributed) posted by Tom Parsons [UAQ] (5/5/95)
891) Whatever is not forbidden is permitted.
Johann Christoph Friederich von Schiller Wallenstein's Camp (1798) [B16]
892) In Germany, under the law everything is prohibited except that which is permitted. In France, under the law, everything is permitted, except that which is prohibited. In the Soviet Union, under the law, everything is prohibited, including that which is permitted. And in Italy, under the law, everything is permitted, especially that which is prohibited.
Newton N. Minow speech to Assoc. of American Law Schools posted by Deven Naniwadekar [UAQ] (5/13/95)
893) The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
Allen Kay quoted in The Wit's Thesaurus (1994) Lance Davidson (ed.) posted by Bill Thomas [UAQ] (5/12/95)
894) But this long run is a misleading guide to current affairs. In the long run we're all dead.
John Maynard Keynes Tract on Monetary Reform (1923) [ODQ] posted by Alfred M. Kriman [UAQ] (5/28/95)
[B16] - Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 16th edition (1993) [CQ] - Columbia Dictionary of Quotations (1993) [ODQ] - Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, 4th edition (1992) [QMT] - The Quotable Mark Twain (1998), R. Kent Rasmussen, ed. [UAQ] - Usenet alt.quotations newsgroup
Note: "3089/898" is the designation I've given to the project of posting all my collected quotes, excerpts and ideas (3089 of them) in the remaining days of the Bush administration (of which there were 898 left when I began). As of today, there are 644 days remaining in the administration of the worst American President ever.
hostile to science
lacking in empathy
lacking in public spirit
out of control
Thanks to: Breeze, Chuck, Ivan Raikov, Kaiju, Kathy, Roger, Shirley, S.M. Dixon
i've got a little list...
Steven Abrams (Kansas BofE)
Howard Fieldstead Ahmanson
Roger Ailes (FNC)
Alan Bonsell (Dover BofE)
Bill Buckingham (Dover BofE)
George W. Bush
Bruce Chapman (DI)
The Coors Family
William A. Dembski
Leonard Downie (WaPo)
John Gibson (FNC)
Fred Hiatt (WaPo)
James F. Inhofe
Philip E. Johnson
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Stephen C. Meyer (DI)
Judith Miller (ex-NYT)
Sun Myung Moon
Elspeth Reeve (TNR)
Martin Peretz (TNR)
Richard Mellon Scaife
Susan Schmidt (WaPo)
John Solomon (WaPo)
Richard Thompson (TMLC)
Bob Woodward (WaPo)
All the fine sites I've
Be sure to visit them all!!
Arthur C. Clarke
Daniel C. Dennett
Philip K. Dick
Stephen Jay Gould
"The Harder They Come"
Ursula K. LeGuin
The Marx Brothers
Michael C. Penta
Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger
"The Red Shoes"
"Singin' in the Rain"
Talking Heads/David Byrne
Hunter S. Thompson
"2001: A Space Odyssey"
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