Today’s Quotes

by havoc

Quotes I enjoyed today, first from Steve Jobs here:

This stuff doesn’t change the world. It really doesn’t
… Technologies can make it easier, can let us touch people we might
not otherwise. But it’s a disservice to constantly put things in a
radical new light that it’s going to change everything. Things don’t
have to change the world to be important.

And from
Shigeru Miyamoto
illustrating the epic battle of Design
vs. Megapixel:

You know, in regard to the power of the Nintendo Revolution versus,
say, the Xbox 360, we’re looking at making a small, quiet, affordable
console. If you look at trying to incorporate all that, of course we
might not have the horsepower that some other companies have, but if
you look at the numbers that they’re throwing out, are those numbers
going to be used in-game? I mean, those are just numbers that somebody
just crunched up on a calculator. We could throw out a bunch of
numbers, too, but what we’re going to do is wait until our chips are
done and we’re going to find out how everything in the game is
running, what its peak performance is, and those are the numbers that
we’re going to release because those are the numbers that really
count.

While I liked the Jobs quote in all seriousness, I am also compelled
to point out this
example of something important that will not change the world
. We
definitely need a GNOME feature that does this. Write one. Do it.

(This post was originally found at http://log.ometer.com/2005-11.html#1.2)

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