"Over and over again, financial experts and wonkish talking heads endeavor to explain these mysterious, 'toxic' financial instruments to us lay folk. Over and over, they ignobly fail, because we all know that no one understands credit default obligations and derivatives, except perhaps Mr. Buffett and the computers who created them."
"A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing."Richard Dooling on Emo Philips
"Computers are like Old Testament gods lots of rules and no mercy."Richard Dooling 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."Richard Dooling on Stephen Hawking
"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers."Richard Dooling 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."Richard Dooling on Bill Gates
"And it was back in the mid-1980s, and as I point out in a piece, that was when we are spending about eight percent of our gross domestic product on health care. And even then, we had the impression that so much of the excessive, aggressive medical treatment that took place at the end of life was not only unnecessary but it was cruel."
"Yet now we are faced with the sickening suspicion that technology has run ahead of us."