"Thompson and Ritchie were among the first to realize that hardware and compiler technology had become good enough that an entire operating system could be written in C, and by 1978 the whole environment had been successfully ported to several machines of different types."
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."Eric S. Raymond on Albert Einstein
"The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation."Eric S. Raymond on Oscar Wilde
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."Eric S. Raymond on Arthur C. Clarke
"The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life."Eric S. Raymond on John F. Kennedy
"I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours."Eric S. Raymond on John F. Kennedy