"If you like overheads, you'll love PowerPoint."
"A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing."Edward Tufte on Emo Philips
"Computers are like Old Testament gods lots of rules and no mercy."Edward Tufte on Joseph Campbell
"I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image."Edward Tufte on Stephen Hawking
"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers."Edward Tufte on Pablo Picasso
"I think it's fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we've ever created. They're tools of communication, they're tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user."Edward Tufte on Bill Gates
"The commonality between science and art is in trying to see profoundly - to develop strategies of seeing and showing."
"The leading edge in evidence presentation is in science the leading edge in beauty is in high art."
"Beautiful Evidence is about the theory and practice of analytical design."
"I do believe that there are some universal cognitive tasks that are deep and profound - indeed, so deep and profound that it is worthwhile to understand them in order to design our displays in accord with those tasks."
"The idea of trying to create things that last - forever knowledge - has guided my work for a long time now."
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