People know what they want because they know what other people want. — Theodor Adorno, Sociologist
It is right that what is just should be obeyed; it is necessary that what is strongest should be obeyed. Justice without might is helpless; might without justice is tyrannical — ~ Blaise Pascal (via sangvish)
‘American Experience’ documentary to tell the tale of Silicon Valley’s origins
Silicon Valley may make you think of a sea of startups trying to make it big in the shadows of companies like Google, Apple, Oracle, and HP, but a new documentary in PBS’ excellent American Experience series is winding back the clock to the origins of the tech hub in Northern California. “Silicon Valley” tells the tale through the story of Robert Noyce, who co-founded Fairchild Semiconductor in 1957 and later co-invented the integrated circuit before founding Intel with his colleague, Gordon Moore.
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects. — Robert Heinlein (via slidestheme)
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