“If we want to go to space with humans, that’s for fun not for science. Human adventures in space are just sporting events.” —Freeman Dyson
Brain: The Most Complex System
“The human brain has 100 billion neurons, each neuron is connected to 10 thousand neurons. Sitting on your shoulders is the most complicated object (system) in the known universe.” — Michio Kaku
Business: More Profits, Legally
“Business wants only one thing - more profits, legally. Ethics - that’s a different story.”
Users Want to Go Home
“If you think your users are idiots, only idiots will use it.” — Linus Torvalds
Requirements Shift Priorities
“Action expresses priorities.” — Mahatama Gandhi
What is My Id and Password?
Original painting “Sistine Madonna” by Raphael Sanzio (1512).
“Companies spend millions of dollars on firewalls, encryption and secure access devices, and it’s money wasted, because none of these measures address the weakest link in the security chain.” — Kevin Mitnick
Paint the Screen
“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance” — Aristotle
Search: Right Thing, Fast
“The ultimate search engine would basically understand everything in the world, and it would always give you the right thing. And we’re a long, long ways from that.” — Larry Page
Form: The Data Purifier
Original painting “Suprematist Composition” by Kasimir Malevich (1915).
“The square is not a subconscious form. It is the creation of intuitive reason. The face of the new art. The square is a living, regal infant. The first step of pure creation in art.” — Kasimir Malevich
Original painting “The Creation of Adam” by Michelangelo (1510).
“Genius is eternal patience.” — Michelangelo
Database: The King
Original painting “Peasant Women” by Kasimir Malevich (1912).
“Shouldn’t it give us pause that the oldest works of art are as impressive today in their beauty and spontaneity as they were many thousands of years ago?” — Kasimir Malevich
Complex of Activities
Original painting “Dance” by Henri Matisse (1910).
“In art (technology), the genius creator is not just a gifted being, but a person who has succeeded in arranging for their appointed end, a complex of activities, of which the work is the outcome.” — Henri Matisse
Enlightened Trial and Error
“Enlightened trial and error succeeds over the planning of the lone genius.” — Peter Skillman, President, IDEO, Inc.
You Got Notification
Original painting “Dove of Peace” by Picasso (1949).
“Action is the foundational key to success.” — Picasso
What Does the Log Say?
“If nature had implemented logging, we could have cured all diseases.”
Configuration or Clutter?
“Out of clutter, find simplicity.” — Albert Einstein
Original painting “Mona Lisa” by Leonardo da Vinci (1503-1506).
“May your work be in keeping with your purpose and design.” — Leonardo da Vinci