"If a computer can’t directly address all the RAM you can use, it’s just a toy." — anonymous comp.sys.amiga posting, non-sequitir 

"On two occasions I have been asked [by members of Parliament!], ‘Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?’ I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question." — Charles Babbage 

Delta: A real man lands where he wants to. — David Letterman 

> From MAILER-DAEMON@Think.COM Thu Mar 2 13:59:11 1989 > Subject: Returned mail: unknown mailer error 255 “Dale, your address no longer functions. Can you fix it at your end?” — Bill Wolfe (wtwolfe@hubcap.clemson.edu) “Bill, Your brain no longer functions. Can you fix it at your end?” — Karl A. Nyberg (nyberg@ajpo.sei.cmu.edu) 

The magician is seated in his high chair and looks upon the world with favor. He is at the height of his powers. If he closes his eyes, he causes the world to disappear. If he opens his eyes, he causes the world to come back. If there is harmony within him, the world is harmonious. If rage shatters his inner harmony, the unity of the world is shattered. If desire arises within him, he utters the magic syllables that causes the desired object to appear. His wishes, his thoughts, his gestures, his noises command the universe. — Selma Fraiberg, _The Magic Years_, pg. 107