"I am a hard-core believer that the clean desktop is the way to go... At the same time, we told OEMs that if they were going to put a bunch of icons on the desktop, then so were we."
"I think complexity is mostly sort of crummy stuff that is there because it's too expensive to change the interface."
"In Cyberspace, the First Amendment is a local ordinance."
"Our identities have no bodies, so, unlike you, we cannot obtain order by physical coercion. We believe that from ethics, enlightened self-interest, and the commonweal, our governance will emerge."
"You do not know our culture, our ethics, or the unwritten codes that already provide our society more order than could be obtained by any of your impositions."
"We will create a civilization of the Mind in Cyberspace. May it be more humane and fair than the world your governments have made before."
"Relying on the government to protect your privacy is like asking a peeping tom to install your window blinds."
"Style used to be an interaction between the human soul and tools that were limiting. In the digital era, it will have to come from the soul alone."
"Globalization, as defined by rich people like us, is a very nice thing... you are talking about the Internet, you are talking about cell phones, you are talking about computers. This doesn't affect two-thirds of the people of the world."
"The Internet is like a giant jellyfish. You can't step on it. You can't go around it. You've got to get through it."
"It's [the internet] like the flu - it just spreads like crazy."
"We are the children of a technological age. We have found streamlined ways of doing much of our routine work. Printing is no longer the only way of reproducing books. Reading them, however, has not changed."
"Bill Gates is the pope of the personal computer industry. He decides who's going to build."
"Doing linear scans over an associative array is like trying to club someone to death with a loaded Uzi."
"We are the children of a technological age. We have found streamlined ways of doing much of our routine work. Printing is no longer the only way of reproducing books. Reading them, however, has not changed..."
"Microsoft isn't evil, they just make really crappy operating systems."
"Real programmers can write assembly code in any language."
"Printing is no longer the only way of reproducing books. Reading them, however, has not changed; it is the same as it has always been, since Callimachus administered the great library in Alexandrea."
"Beware of computer programmers that carry screwdrivers."
"The Linux philosophy is 'Laugh in the face of danger'. Oops. Wrong One. 'Do it yourself'. Yes, that's it."
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