Zitate Cory Doctorow

„First-time novelists have a tough row to hoe. Our publishers don’t have a lot of promotional budget to throw at unknown factors like us. Mostly, we rise and fall based on word-of-mouth.“

—  Cory Doctorow, buch Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom

"A note about this book, January 9, 2003
Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom (2003)

„One form of math denial is the belief in the ability to make computers that prevent copyright infringement. Computers only ever work by making copies: restricting copying on the internet is like restricting wetness in water.“

—  Cory Doctorow

The FBI wants a backdoor only it can use – but wanting it doesn't make it possible http://theguardian.com/technology/2016/feb/24/the-fbi-wants-a-backdoor-only-it-can-use-but-wanting-it-doesnt-make-it-possible in The Guardian (24 February 2016)

„It's not necessarily about what career you pick. It's about how you do what you do.“

—  Cory Doctorow, Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town

Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town (2005)

„They just hated and feared us because our government hated and feared them.“

—  Cory Doctorow

Quelle: Short fiction, The Man Who Sold The Moon (2014), p. 154

„Doesn’t matter how old the speaker is, it’s the words that matter.“

—  Cory Doctorow

Quelle: Short fiction, The Man Who Sold The Moon (2014), p. 148

„Existence proofs always trump theory. That’s engineering.“

—  Cory Doctorow

Quelle: Short fiction, The Man Who Sold The Moon (2014), p. 135

„Look, whatever else happiness is, it’s also some kind of chemical reaction. Your body making and experiencing a cocktail of hormones and other molecules in response to stimulus. Brain reward. A thing that feels good when you do it. We’ve had millions of years of evolution that gave a reproductive edge to people who experienced pleasure when something pro-survival happened. Those individuals did more of whatever made them happy, and if what they were doing more of gave them more and hardier offspring, then they passed this on.”
“Yes,” I said. “Sure. At some level, that’s true of all our emotions, I guess.“

—  Cory Doctorow

“I don’t know about that,” she said. “I’m just talking about happiness. The thing is, doing stuff is pro-survival—seeking food, seeking mates protecting children, thinking up better ways to hide from predators...Sitting still and doing nothing is almost never pro-survival, because the rest of the world is running around, coming up with strategies to outbreed you, to outcompete you for food and territory...If you stay still, they’ll race past you.”
Quelle: Short fiction, The Man Who Sold The Moon (2014), p. 130

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