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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #360 on: November 02, 2021, 05:48:55 PM »
Sort of reminds me of:
"A lazy man does twice the work"

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #361 on: November 03, 2021, 02:54:36 PM »
Those are all great quotes for an article on technical debt.

There is an alternative: "Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly."

Think about it. It is often true as well.

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #362 on: November 14, 2021, 02:13:21 PM »
Your eyes will not see what your mind does not know. 

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« Reply #363 on: November 15, 2021, 05:17:31 AM »
"You need to remember your Buddha nature and your social security number." -- Ram Dass, as quoted by Jack Kornfield (author of the wonderfully titled but somewhat repetitive book, "After the Ecstasy, the Laundry").

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #364 on: November 15, 2021, 06:44:38 AM »
The Stone Age didn't end for lack of stone, and the oil age will end long before the world runs out of oil.

 These words have been credited to Ahmed Zaki Yamani who was the Minister of Oil for Saudi Arabia for more than twenty years.
... Make sure you live before you die.

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #365 on: November 17, 2021, 12:08:36 PM »
"A Web of links is a vital tool when it comes to breaking chains."

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #366 on: November 19, 2021, 11:44:41 AM »

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« Reply #367 on: November 25, 2021, 01:12:34 AM »
"If you're not taking flack, you're not over the target."

Also this borderline dada movie line from Samuel Jackson in The Hitman's Bodyguard: "When life serves you sh##, you make Kool-Aid."

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #368 on: November 25, 2021, 01:18:48 AM »
The Medium is the Message thread prompts me to post this one too. This is something I think about a lot when I think of how Instagram has changed the way travelers interact with the world when they travel.

"Moreover, the photograph has reversed the purpose of travel, which until now had been to encounter the strange and unfamiliar."
  --- Marshal MacLuhan, Understanding Media (1964).

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #369 on: November 25, 2021, 01:33:54 AM »
A couple more MacLuhan quotes stolen from https://slideplayer.com/slide/6182102/

"As A. J. Liebling remarked in his book, The Press, a man is not free if he cannot see where he is going, even if he has a gun to help him get there."

"Specialist technologies detribalize. The nonspecialist electric technology retribalizes."
(thinking of the pre-web internet as a specialized tool that helped scholars share data across boundaries, vs Web 2.0 that helped conspiracy theorists within tribes)

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« Reply #370 on: Today at 09:32:22 PM »
With age comes confidence in your world view regardless of accuracy. --u/Tudpool