The mark of a hustler, a true entrepreneurial spirit, was creating the job that you wanted and making it look indispensable, even if it was institutionally unnecessary
— From Uncanny Valley by Anna Wiener
The thing about video game basketball is that the computer decides whether or not the ball goes in when you shoot. So say you're playing against the computer team, you're down by one and let's say you take a second shot to win the game. It's the same program you're playing against that decides whether or not the digital ball goes through the digital hoop on that final shot. So it can arbitrarily make you lose or arbitrarily let you win. The whole thing is bullshit.
– From John Dies at The End by David Wong
A lot of people would say that having to write the code to produce the page and images is actually a huge step backward from having a tool to do it. But one of the ways John put it that always struck me was this idea that you wouldn’t have a painter who doesn’t know how to mix paint themselves or work within their medium.
– From Ben Fry for How Computer Code Became a Modern Design Medium—an Oral History
On some general level, the rise of social networking and the professionalization of web design reduced the technical nature of network computing, shifting the Internet from a specialized world for nerds and the technologically-minded, to a mainstream world for nerds, the technologically-minded and grandmas and sports fans and business people and painters and everyone else. Here comes everybody.
– From a Post Internet blog post
...Parece que no ves que las palabras son rótulos que se adhieren a las cosas, no son las cosas, nunca sabrás como son las cosas, ni siquiera qué nombres son en realidad los suyos, porque los nombres que les das no son nada más que eso, el nombre que le has dado.
– From Intermitencias de la Muerte, by José Saramago