Saturday, March 29th, 2014
Quote: James Mickens - To Wash It All Away [PDF]
Similarly, if a Web page thinks than an object should be initialized, but the object has no initialization method, the browser shouldn’t laugh about it and then proceed under the assumption that the rest of the page is agnostic about whether its objects are composed of folly.
Monday, March 18th, 2013
Quote: Alex Limi
Design by committee often looks like a row of checkboxes.
Hat Tip: Hacker News
Wednesday, February 27th, 2013
Quote: Scott Sumner on the latest Congressional Questioning of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke
As I keep repeating, future generations will shake their heads in disbelief when they survey this train wreck. I used to wonder how policymakers could have been so stupid in the early 1930s. I will never again ask that question.
Friday, February 8th, 2013
Quote: Phil Libin, CEO of Evernote
Also can't wait for smart glasses. All my life, I've been looking at things with glasses that aren't projecting useful stuff into my eyeballs. Like a sucker. It's high time that stopped.
Quote: Phil Libin, CEO of Evernote
That's the real magic of the human brain; how quickly it rewires itself around a fundamental new tool as soon as you really grok it. Think about it: at some point in your life you didn't understand the concept of "hammer", and then you understood it and the whole world changed in front of your eyes. Now, when you look at the world, you do it with the understanding that hammers exist. Same thing for the inclined plane. Same thing for Skype. One day you're worrying about how you'll pay for that call and the next day you just know that you can talk to anyone at any time.