Tidbits & Quotes: March 2004


  • This is a collection of tidbits and quotes.
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  • Everything here is my very personal collection and does not reflect the opinions of current or past employers, nor does it stem from confidential information obtained there. Also, I do not personally share the opinion of all of the quotes posted here.



Things are only impossible until they're not.

Patrick Stewart (as Cpt. Jean-Luc Picard)

Star Trek - The Next Generation

Posted Mar 31, 2004 | # | Category: Movies & TV

I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick, not wounded, dead.

Woody Allen, Actor

Posted Mar 30, 2004 | # | Category: Quotations

It's good to win. Only one team can win. Everybody can compete, give up his all. Everybody can grow from the experience, no matter the final score. Everybody can be recognized. And respected. It hurts to lose, but it hurts worse to be disrespected.

Ralph Wiley, ESPN Columnist

ESPN column "Once they were almost Kings", June 6, 2002.

Posted Mar 29, 2004 | # | Category: Magazines & Sites

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.

Billy Graham, Reverend

ďA Time for Moral CourageĒ Readerís Digest, July 1964 (source).

Posted Mar 28, 2004 | # | Category: Magazines & Sites

So, given the challenges of application development, we made a very simple business decision: we chose to target the platform with 95% of the market. If, in some infinitesimal way, this choice bolsters Microsoftís browser monopoly, thatís unfortunate, but Oddpost is a for-profit business, not a monument to justice. We donít hate Macs, Opera, or standards, and most of us donít even worship Satan. But market forces dictate our behavior. It makes no sense to exhaust half our development resources catering to 5% of the market.

Ethan Diamond, President of Oddpost

An Interview with Ethan Diamond in 2003

Posted Mar 25, 2004 | # | Category: Magazines & Sites

Nothing is impossible. Some things are just less likely than others.

Jonathan Winters, Comedian

Found at The Quotations Page.

Posted Mar 24, 2004 | # | Category: Quotations


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