philosophy

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Once there was a time when all people believed in God and the church ruled.

Once there was a time when all people believed in God and the church ruled.

This time is called the Dark Ages.
-- Ruth Hurmence Green

Around computers it is difficult to find the correct unit of time to measure progress.

Around computers it is difficult to find the correct unit of time to measure progress. Some cathedrals took a century to complete.
Can you imagine the grandeur and scope of a program that would take as long?
-- Epigrams in Programming, ACM SIGPLAN Sept. 1982

If the Earth is the size of a pea in New York

If the Earth is the size of a pea in New York, then the Sun is a beachball 50m away, Pluto is 4km away, and the next nearest star is in Tokyo. Now shrink Pluto's orbit into a coffee cup; then our Milky Way Galaxy fills North America.
-- Wayne Hayes - wayne@csri.utoronto.ca

A bicyclist can't outrun a car but he can outlive the driver.

A bicyclist can't outrun a car but he can outlive the driver.

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