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Favorite Quotes

"Almost everything: all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure. These things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose." -- Steve Jobs, Stanford Commencement Address, 2005

"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education." - Mark Twain

One day, you're going to have to make a choice. You just have to decide what kind of a man you want to grow up to be. Because whoever that man is, good character or bad, he's gonna change the world. -- Jonathan Kent, Smallville

"In God we trust; all others must bring data." -- unverified author

"Life is nothing without trivia, but nothing in life is trivial." - Don Whitney

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. -- Carl Sagan

"There is no reason anyone in the right state of mind will want a computer in their home." - Ken Olson, President of Digital Equipment Corp, 1977

"Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugar water or do you want a chance to change the world?" - Steve Jobs to John Sculley

Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity. -- Horace Mann, 1859

"Excuse me... What does God need with a starship?" -- Captain James T. Kirk, 1989

“To have made even one person’s life a little better, that is to succeed.” — Henry David Thoreau

The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge -- Dr. Stephen Hawking

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. - Proverbs 22:6

To have made even one person’s life a little better, that is to succeed.” — Henry David Thoreau

"You have the strength that comes from knowing." --  God, Oh God!, 1977.

This Season in Tech History

JANUARY

January 2, 1860
uh...The Planet Vulcan is announced.
January 9, 2007 9:41am
Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone
January 12, 1896
First X-ray photo taken
January 17
Benjamin Franklin's Birthday and National Engineer's Week
January 18, 1995
The domain name yahoo.com is registered. Previously, the web site was called David and Jerrys Guide to the World Wide Web.
January 20, 1930
Buzz Aldin's Birthday
January 21, 1954
First Nuclear Powered Sub is launched
January 21
Another Famous American Bowler/Photographer Birthday!
January 21
Squirrel Appreciation Day
January 21-23, 1972
The first Star Trek Convention, which was held New York
January 21, 1976
Commercial service of the Concorde begins with the London-Bahrain and Paris-Rio routes.
January 21, 1981
Production of the iconic DeLorean DMC-12 sports car begins in Dunmurry, Northern Ireland.
January 21, 2000
The domain name twitter.com was registered. However, it wasn't until 2006 that the domain was purchased by Twitter, Inc. and took the form we know today.
January 22, 1984
Apple Macintosh computer commercial airs during Super Bowl
January 24, 1984
Apple introduces the Macintosh
January 24, 1848
GOLD DISCOVERED IN CALIFORNIA by James Wilson Marshall at his partner Johann August Sutter's sawmill on the South Fork of the American River, near Coloma, California.
January 25, 1804
Opportunity rover (MER-B) lands on surface of Mars, three weeks after its twin, Spirit (MER-A), touched down on the other side of the planet.
January 26, 1962
Ranger 3 is launched to study the Moon. The space probe was designed to transmit pictures of the lunar surface to Earth stations during a period of 10 minutes of flight prior to impacting on the Moon. Due to a series of malfunctions, the spacecraft missed the Moon by 22,000 miles.
January 26, 1983
The Lotus Development Corporation releases Lotus 1-2-3 for IBM computers.
January 27, 1880
Thomas Edison patents the electric incandescent lamp.
January 27, 1967
Apollo 1 crew of 3 astronauts killed on the launch pad due to an oxygen fire
January 27, 2010
Apple introduces the iPad. While still only a few years old, the introduction of the iPad triggered the close of the PC era and will certainly go down in history as one of the pivotal points in computing history.
January 28, 1986
Challenger Space Shuttle explosion kills crew of 7 astronauts
January 28
Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day
January 31, 1958
First US satellite Explorer-1 was launched

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