John Malkovich once said: This is what politics is to me: Somebody tells you all the tress on your street have a disease. One side says give them food and water and everything will be fine. One side says chop them down and burn them so they don’t infect another street. Thar’s politics. And I’m [...]
Herbert Hoover on Engineering
“I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.” – John Adams
Nytimes.com have an article on the concept of meritocracy. What caught my attention is the following line: Part of the problem with meritocracy is that it homogenizes in the name of diversity: It skims the cream from every race and class and population, puts all of the best and brightest through the same educational conveyor [...]
The Developer was before the Master.
Robert F. Kennedy on gross domestic production: “We will find neither national purpose nor personal satisfaction in a mere continuation of economic progress, in an endless amassing of worldly goods. We cannot measure national spirit by the Dow Jones Average, nor national achievement by the Gross National Product. For the Gross National Product includes air [...]
To establish a place of work where engineers can feel the joy of technological innovation, be aware of their mission to society, and work to their heart’s content. Masaru Ibuka
The effects of management on my inner poet.
First Lesson of 2009: Time management is about making time to connect with people.
A Developer is a Machine that turns Coffee into Code Sometimes I amused myself.
ThinkingNectar talks about the interest of Chin Yong, a PHP/Python/Web developer residing in Singapore. Life, society, and codes should entails most of what goes between the ears of this coffee drinker.
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