"(On Design) Basically it is a matter of making our customers successful."
"Music is the universal language."
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible."
"I don't remember being forced to accept compromises, but I've willingly accepted constraints."
"Hands that serve are more sacred then lips that pray."
"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."
Ken Olsen - Digital Equipment Corp., 1977
"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities."
"There is hardly anything in the world that some person cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper and people who consider price alone are this person's lawful prey."
"The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture past them into the impossible."
Arthur C. Clark
"I cannot conceive of music that expresses absolutely nothing."
Starting in 2002 we began featuring a "genius of the month" section, this ran strong for a few years. Our genius writer took an extended sabbatical to focus on raising kids. We hope to begin adding fresh entries to this section again beginning 2014.
Raymond Kurzweil is an inventor whose innovations have touched the lives of many. He may be best known for his work on the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, but his influence goes far beyond. He has been a pioneer in optical character recognition (OCR), the development of the first CCD flatbed scanner, text-to-speech synthesis, music synthesis, speech recognition,