Most of the bright people don't work for you - no matter who you are.
We have to encourage the future we want rather than trying to prevent the future we fear.
Sometimes the easiest way to get something done is to be a little naive about it.
I think one of the interesting things is that vi is really a mode-based editor.
Interleaf is based on the formatting process.
Given the incredible power of these new technologies, shouldn't we be asking how we can best coexist with them? And if our own extinction is a likely, or even possible, outcome of our technological development, shouldn't we proceed with great caution?
There are always more smart people outside your company than within it.
Take responsibility for the things you build and invent.
The best way to do research is to make a radical assumption and then assume it's true. For me, I use the assumption that object oriented programming is the way to go.
Although humankind inherently "desires to know", if open access to, and unlimited development of, knowledge henceforth puts us all in clear danger of extinction, then common sense demands that we re-examine our reverence for knowledge.
The reason I use ed is that I don't want to lose what's on the screen.
Systems are going to get a lot more sophisticated.
You can't solve a problem with the management of technology with more technology.
The next step after cheap is free, and after free is disposable.
That lack of programmability is probably what ultimately will doom vi. It can't extend its domain.
Operating systems are like underwear — nobody really wants to look at them.
We can't simply do our science and not worry about the ethical issues.
It is formatted, and I'm tired of using vi. I get really bored.
What's your personal computer, anyways? Your personal computer should be something that's always on your person.
I think the Macintosh proves that everyone can have a bitmapped display.
I was surprised about vi going in, though, I didn't know it was in System V.
Well, limbo is not a good place to be.
Just about every computer on the market today runs Unix, except the Mac and nobody cares about it.
I wish we hadn't used all the keys on the keyboard.
I think Unix is a great system -- especially for running data centers -- because it is very mature, very reliable, very scalable. But when I want to go out and populate small devices, I think Java.
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