Quotes – November 2015

“The average teacher explains complexity; the gifted teacher reveals simplicity.” – Robert Brault

“A dissertation is a homework assignment. A very big homework assignment, but still a homework assignment, nothing that anyone wants to read.” – John D. Cook

“For every young person who isn’t in college but should be, there are 50 young people in college who shouldn’t be.” – David Burge

“The experiment was carried out from 9am to 5pm because the lab is deserted and creepy after office hours.”

“Simplicity does not lead to laurels.”

Other people’s interruptions of your work are relatively insignificant compared with the countless times you interrupt yourself. -B Francis

“Thinking is hard work, and it opens you up to criticism.” — David Draper

“Saw someone sworn in by placing his right hand on a Bible app on a phone.” – John D. Cook

“Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don’t need to be done.” — Andy Rooney

My mantra for the next decade is going to be: “No, I really don’t want that connected to the Internet.”

“If Twitter really wants to mess with people they’ll change Retweets to Endorsements” – Mike Brown


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