— Wernher von Braun German, later an American, aerospace engineer and space architect 1912 - 1977
In an interview in the New York Times (16 December 1957), cited in a footnote on page 32 of "Work, Society, and Culture" by Yves Reni Marie Simon, and also in a footnote (in German) on page 360 of "Vita activa oder Vom taetigen Leben" by Hannah Arend (1981)
Basic research is when I'm doing what I don't know I'm doing.
Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
Basic research is what I am doing when I don't know what I am doing.
— Steve Jobs American entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple Inc. 1955 - 2011
As quoted in "The Seed of Apple's Innovation" in BusinessWeek (12 October 2004)
— Quentin Tarantino American film director, screenwriter, producer, and actor 1963
BBC interview http://www.bbc.co.uk/films/2003/10/06/quentin_tarantino_kill_bill_volume1_interview.shtml
— Alicia Witt American actress 1975
On moving to Hollywood at 14, after having earned her high school equivalency diploma, as quoted in "Genius at Work" in People magazine, Vol. 43 No. 9 (6 March 1995)
— Bert McCracken American musician 1982
Eric R. Danton (September 1, 2005) "McCracken Had No Rock Doubts", The Hartford Courant, The Hartford Courant Co., p. 5.
— Vannevar Bush American electrical engineer and science administrator 1890 - 1974
Science - The Endless Frontier (1945)
Kontext: The publicly and privately supported colleges, universities, and research institutes are the centers of basic research. They are the wellsprings of knowledge and understanding. As long as they are vigorous and healthy and their scientists are free to pursue the truth wherever it may lead, there will be a flow of new scientific knowledge to those who can apply it to practical problems in Government, in industry, or elsewhere.
— Maya Banks Author 1964
Quelle: Sweet Seduction
— Audrey Hepburn British actress 1929 - 1993
Quelle: How to be Lovely (2005), p. 8
— Jerome Isaac Friedman American physicist 1930
"Will Innovation Flourish in the Future?," 2002
„I've always lived cheaply. I live like a student, basically. And I like that, because it means that money is not telling me what to do. I can do what I think is important for me to do. It freed me to do what seemed worth doing.“
— Richard Stallman American software freedom activist, short story writer and computer programmer, founder of the GNU project 1953
2000s, Free Software: Freedom and Cooperation (2001)
Kontext: !-- I was getting 8 to 10 orders [for tapes of Emacs] a month. And, if necessary, I could have lived on just that, because --> I've always lived cheaply. I live like a student, basically. And I like that, because it means that money is not telling me what to do. I can do what I think is important for me to do. It freed me to do what seemed worth doing. So make a real effort to avoid getting sucked into all the expensive lifestyle habits of typical Americans. Because if you do that, then people with the money will dictate what you do with your life. You won't be able to do what's really important to you.<!-- line 422
— Oscar Wilde Irish writer and poet 1854 - 1900
"The Poets' Corner III," The Pall Mall Gazette http://www.online-literature.com/wilde/1307/ (May 30, 1887)
„We needed an operating system at Seattle Computer for our own computers and I wanted to do one. So we decided to go for it. I was waiting for Digital [Research] to come out with CP/M-86. I thought they would have it real soon. If they had beat me I wouldn't have taken the trouble. I had always wanted to write my own operating system. I've always hated CP/M and thought I could do it a lot better.“
— Tim Paterson American computer programmer, best known as the original author of MS-DOS 1956
"The Roots of DOS", 1983, 2007-06-18, Hunter, David http://www.patersontech.com/Dos/Softalk/Softalk.html,
— Mitch Hedberg American stand-up comedian 1968 - 2005
Strategic Grill Locations
— Larry Page American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur 1973
Plenary speech, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_3OCq_vTWM AAAS Annual conference, San Francisco (February 2007).
— Connie Willis, buch Lincoln's Dreams
Quelle: Lincoln's Dreams (1987), Chapter 4 (pp. 57-58)
„The research needed for social practice can best be characterized as research for social management or social engineering. It is a type of action research, a comparative research of the conditions and effects of various forms of social action, and research leading to social action. Research that produces nothing but books will not suffice.“
— Kurt Lewin German-American psychologist 1890 - 1947
Quelle: 1940s, Action research and minority problems, 1946, p. 35.
— Penn Jillette American magician 1955
"10 Questions: Penn Jillette" http://movies.ign.com/articles/424/424794p1.html, IGN (18 June 2003)