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#54101 Howard Aiken

Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats. .

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#54102 Howard Aiken

The desire to economize time and mental effort in arithmetical computations, and to eliminate human liability to error is probably as old as the science of arithmetic itself. .

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#54103 Howard Aiken

There's my education in computers, right there; this is the whole thing, everything I took out of a book. .

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#84128 Wernher von Braun

Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing. .

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#84129 Wernher von Braun

I have learned to use the word 'impossible' with the greatest caution. .

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#84130 Wernher von Braun

It will free man from the remaining chains, the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet. .

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#84131 Wernher von Braun

There is just one thing I can promise you about the outer-space program - your tax-dollar will go further. .

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#84132 Wernher von Braun

We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming. .

Wernher von Braun Quotes about time
#84133 Wernher von Braun

For my confirmation, I didn't get a watch and my first pair of long pants, like most Lutheran boys. I got a telescope. My mother thought it would make the best gift. .

Wernher von Braun Quotes about thought
#91687 Vannevar Bush

If scientific reasoning were limited to the logical processes of arithmetic, we should not get very far in our understanding of the physical world. One might as well attempt to grasp the game of poker entirely by the use of the mathematics of probability. .

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#91688 Vannevar Bush

Fear cannot be banished, but it can be calm and without panic; it can be mitigated by reason and evaluation. .

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#91689 Vannevar Bush

To pursue science is not to disparage the things of the spirit. In fact, to pursue science rightly is to furnish the framework on which the spirit may rise. .

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#91690 Vannevar Bush

A belief may be larger than a fact. .

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#91691 Vannevar Bush

Science has a simple faith, which transcends utility. It is the faith that it is the privilege of man to learn to understand, and that this is his mission. .

Vannevar Bush Quotes about faith
#91692 Vannevar Bush

The scene changes but the aspirations of men of good will persist. .

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#183728 Howard Aiken

Dont worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, youll have to ram them down peoples throats. .

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#185986 Wernher Von Braun

Research is what Im doing when I dont know what Im doing. .

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#193983 Mikhail Kalashnikov

People often ask me how I feel about my invention being used to kill people every day and the AK being a common weapon of ethnic conflicts. I want to make it clear that I created my assault rifle to protect my country. You can blame politicians for its spreading out of control on a global scale. .

Mikhail Kalashnikov Quotes about reading
#194401 Jack Kilby

My own interest developed because I thought it was a fascinating subject and something I wanted to pursue. .

Jack Kilby Quotes about thought
#195634 Otto Lilienthal

To invent an airplane is nothing. To build one is something. But to fly is everything. .

Otto Lilienthal
#198656 Hermann Oberth

I refrained from writing another one, thinking to myself: Never mind, I will prove that I am able to become a greater scientist than some of you, even without the title of doctor. .

Hermann Oberth Quotes about writing
#203102 Bjarne Stroustrup

The standard library saves programmers from having to reinvent the wheel. .

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#203743 Fritz Todt

For decades engineers have stood accused that their buildings do not have any cultural value. We have attempted to liberate engineering of this accusation. .

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#203936 Konstantin Tsiolkovsky

The Earth is the cradle of humanity, but mankind cannot stay in the cradle forever. .

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#1096956 Wernher von Braun

Conquering the universe one has to solve two problems: gravity and red tape. We could have mastered gravity. .

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#237137 Bjarne Stroustrup

C makes it easy to shoot yourself in the foot. C++ makes it harder, but when you do, it blows away your whole leg. .

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#322619 Bjarne Stroustrup

C makes it easy to shoot yourself in the foot; C++ makes it harder, but when you do it blows your whole leg off. .

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#609351 Bjarne Stroustrup

Theres an old story about the person who wished his computer was as easy to use as his telephone. That wish has come true, since I no longer know how to use my telephone. .

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#609354 Bjarne Stroustrup

After all, C++ isnt a perfect match for Javas design aims either. .

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#609355 Bjarne Stroustrup

Certainly not every good program is object-oriented, and not every object-oriented program is good. .

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#609356 Bjarne Stroustrup

Clearly, I reject the view that there is one way that is right for everyone and for every problem. .

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#609357 Bjarne Stroustrup

Defining OO as based on the use of class hierarchies and virtual functions is also practical in that it provides some guidance as to where OO is likely to be successful. .

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#609358 Bjarne Stroustrup

First, Id like to see the basic tools such as compilers, debuggers, profilers, database interfaces, GUI builders, CAD tools, and so forth fully support the ISO standard. .

Bjarne Stroustrup
#609359 Bjarne Stroustrup

However, when Java is promoted as the sole programming language, its flaws and limitations become serious. .

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#609360 Bjarne Stroustrup

I find languages that support just one programming paradigm constraining. .

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#609361 Bjarne Stroustrup

I would encourage nonproprietary standards for tools and libraries. .

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#609362 Bjarne Stroustrup

It is easy to study the rules of overloading and of templates without noticing that together they are one of the keys to elegant and efficient type-safe containers. .

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#609363 Bjarne Stroustrup

My list of basic tools is a partial answer to the question about what has changed: Over the past few years, large numbers of programmers have come to depend on elaborate tools to interface code with systems facilities. .

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#609364 Bjarne Stroustrup

People who passionately want to believe that the world is basically simple react to this with a fury that goes beyond what I consider appropriate for discussing a programming language. .

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#609365 Bjarne Stroustrup

Personally, I look forward to better tools for analyzing C++ source code. .

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#609366 Bjarne Stroustrup

The standard library saves programmers from having to reinvent the wheel. .

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#609367 Bjarne Stroustrup

This evolution may compromise Javas claim of being simpler than C++, but my guess is that the effort will make Java a better language than it is today. .

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#609368 Bjarne Stroustrup

Thus, the standard library will serve as both a tool and as a teacher. .

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#609369 Bjarne Stroustrup

With the increasing importance of standards for system-level objects such as COM and CORBA, it is particularly important that the C++ bindings to those be clean, well documented, and simple to use. .

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#337683 Vannevar Bush

Two centuries ago Leibnitz invented a calculating machine which embodied most of the essential features of recent keyboard devices, but it could not then come into use. The economics of the situation were against it: the labor involved in constructing it, before the days of mass production, exceeded the labor to be saved by its use, since all it could accomplish could be duplicated by sufficient use of pencil and paper. Moreover, it would have been subject to frequent breakdown, so that it could not have been depended upon; for at that time and long after, complexity and unreliability were synonymous. .

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#1842712 Mikhail Kalashnikov

Things that are complex are not useful, Things that are useful are simple. .

Mikhail Kalashnikov
#337706 Vannevar Bush

Most of the memex contents are purchased on microfilm ready for insertion. Books of all sorts, pictures, current periodicals, newspapers, are thus obtained and dropped into place. Business correspondence takes the same path. And there is provision for direct entry. .

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#337724 Vannevar Bush

Scientific progress on a broad front results from the free play of free intellects, working on subjects of their own choice, in the manner dictated by their curiosity for exploration of the unknown. Freedom of inquiry must be preserved under any plan for Government support of science .

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#337688 Vannevar Bush

The camera hound of the future wears on his forehead a lump a little larger than a walnut. It takes pictures 3 millimeters square, later to be projected or enlarged, which after all involves only a factor of 10 beyond present practice. .

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#337682 Vannevar Bush

The difficulty seems to be, not so much that we publish unduly in view of the extent and variety of present-day interests, but rather that publication has been extended far beyond our present ability to make real use of the record. The summation of human experience is being expanded at a prodigious rate, and the means we use for threading through the consequent maze to the momentarily important item is the same as was used in the days of square-rigged ships. .

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