It’s Friday. Let’s party. I found an entertaining web list of someone’s idea of the Top 25 Fabled Technology Quotes here. Notables include:
No. 24: “Real artists ship” – Steve Jobs, co-Founder, Apple Computer
No. 21: “There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home.” – Ken Olsen, Founder of Digital Equipment Corp.
No. 20: “As the majority of hobbyists must be aware, most of you steal your software.” – Bill Gates, co-Founder, Microsoft
No. 18: “I’m sorry Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.” – Hal Computer, Space Odyssey
No. 12: “Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life, or do you want to change the world?” – Steve Jobs to Pepsi CEO John Scully, before he hired him
No. 8: “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” – Alan Kay, computer visionary
No. 7: “The Internet… is a series of tubes.” – Ted Stevens, Alaska Senator
No. 6: “One of the things I’ve used on the Google is to pull up maps.” George W. Bush
You can read the rest for yourself at the link at the top, along with their origins and “Googleosity,” a rough barometer of popularity based on the number of hits related to the tech aphorism noted.
And for your weekend bonus geek entertainment, the list’s author has a fun website of his own called Technologizer, which is really worth a visit. Enjoy.