March 31st, 2014

I'm going to have to steal John Naughton's Quote of the Day:

"Technology is everything that doesn't work yet".

— Danny Hillis

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June 29th, 2012

Good to know…

"I would characterize it sort of like a powerful interest group within a political party at this point. It used to be the entire political party."

– Iggy Pop explains his current relationship with his penis.

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September 3rd, 2011

Quote of the day:

Asking a question is embarrassing for a moment, but not asking is embarrassing for a lifetime.

— Haruki Murakami

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July 1st, 2010

James Nicoll makes another contribution to my .sigfile:

Helium three is the brown M&Ms of hard science fiction.

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February 18th, 2010

.sigfile of the day:

Any idiot, upon seeing the first automobile, could easily predict that it would revolutionize transportation. Only someone with exceptionally keen insight could have foreseen that it would also revolutionize the sex lives of teenagers.
— Isaac Asimov

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One for the .sigfile

April 20th, 2008

From deadmessenger, posting at MetaFilter, on software usability:

"Using a computer should be easier than not using a computer."

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