24Nov/100

Wordsmith Wednesday

Posted by Jennifer

Howard Aiken, the original concetual designer behind IBM's Harvard Mark computer.

Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats. ~Howard Aiken

17Nov/100

Wordsmith Wednesday

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One of my favorite Matisse paintings, The Dessert Harmony in Red

Drawing is putting a line round an idea. ~Henri Matisse

10Nov/100

Wordsmith Wednesday

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Elbert Hubbard, an American writer, artist, philosopher and publisher, is probably best known for his essay, "A Message to Garcia."

The brain is a commodity used to fertilize ideas.  ~Elbert Hubbard

3Nov/100

Wordsmith Wednesday

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Linus Pauling was an American chemist, peace activist, author and educator. He is one of only two people awarded two Nobel Prizes in different fields (the Chemistry and Peace prizes), and the only person awarded two unshared prizes.

The way to get good ideas is to get lots of ideas and throw the bad ones away. ~Linus Pauling

27Oct/100

Wordsmith Wednesday

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Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, a French writer and aviator. He is best remembered for his novella The Little Prince.

A pile of rocks ceases to be a rock when somebody contemplates it with the idea of a cathedral in mind. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

20Oct/100

Wordsmith Wednesday

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Nolan Bushnell, often called the Godfather of Gaming, poses with the first "Pong" machine.

Everyone who's ever taken a shower has an idea.  It's the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference. ~Nolan Bushnell

13Oct/100

Wordsmith Wednesday

Posted by Jennifer

Source: Library of Congress, "Copyright John D . Schiff, New York" but "Copyright not renewed, 4/2000" according to LOC.

If at first, the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it. ~Albert Einstein

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