They Made That
"We live in a world where potential is universal but opportunity is not. I've always wanted my life to be about changing that."
“I tend to look at everything. If it has some particular visual interest, I don’t mind recording it. It doesn’t have to be pretty, either.”
"Real programmers can write assembly code in any language."
"My whole philosophy of Barbie was that, through the doll, the little girl could be anything she wanted to be. Barble always represented the fact that a woman has choices."
The creator of Assembly Language
"Everybody has to pull on their oar as hard as they can, but then it’s all about balance in the boat, and how the eight individuals connect and flow with each other."
George Joseph Laurer
"There is nothing sinister about [the UPC code] nor does it have anything to do with the Bible's 'mark of the beast'. It is simply a coincidence like the fact that my first, middle, and last name all have 6 letters."
"I like doing hard things no one else is doing."
Founder of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Father of the Modern Day Hot-Air Balloon
D.J. De Pree
'I came to see that the way we were making furniture was immoral.'
"Today, people tend to credit me with having the original idea and made the first circuits."
"Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way. This happens to us all the time with computers, and nobody thinks of complaining."
"Obviously everyone wants to be successful, but I want to be looked back on as being very innovative, very trusted and ethical and ultimately making a big difference in the world."
"Founder of CrowdMed (YC W13). Chairman of Infosurv. Former Bain consultant. UT-Austin grad. Inc. magazine coverboy. Student of crowd wisdom/prediction markets."
I'm the CEO and co-founder of drchrono.
"I build things. Websites, branding, companies, and in a more literal sense, technologically advanced chicken houses."
The original inventor of the windshield wiper.
"I had wanted for years to build a super personal computer based around the Motorola 68000. Atari had turned me down and here was my big chance"
"Private individuals are apt to look after their own interests first, and to forget the general effect upon the public, and it is necessary that there should be somebody to watch the public interests"
Founder of Rainbow Crafts, the company that introduced the world to Play-Doh
"The best founders are on a mission. They care more about their mission rather and just making money."
"Humans are not good at parallel processing, which is what you need to do to solve peak demand. Software can solve these problems."
'Creativity comes from looking for the unexpected and stepping outside your own experience'
"To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge."
Henrik Frystyk Nielsen
"The goal is simplicity, extensibility, automatibility and performance."
Joseph Wilson Swan
'An inventor is an opportunist, one who takes occasion by the hand; who, having seen where some want exists, successfully applies the right means to attain the desired end.'
'The children of California shall be our children.'