Scott McNealy quotes

  • Get the best people and train them well.
    -- Scott McNealy

    #Leadership #People #Wells

  • Technology has the shelf life of a banana.
    -- Scott McNealy

    #Technology #Bananas #Shelves

  • We believe we're moving out of the Ice Age, the Iron Age, the Industrial Age, the Information Age, to the participation age. You get on the Net and you do stuff. You IM (instant message), you blog, you take pictures, you publish, you podcast, you transact, you distance learn, you telemedicine. You are participating on the Internet, not just viewing stuff. We build the infrastructure that goes in the data center that facilitates the participation age. We build that big friggin' Webtone switch. It has security, directory, identity, privacy, storage, compute, the whole Web services stack.
    -- Scott McNealy

    #Distance #Moving #Believe

  • The best decision is the right decision. The next best decision is the wrong decision. The worst decision is no decision.
    -- Scott McNealy

    #Business #Decision #Next

  • Who cares who's captain after the wings have fallen off.
    -- Scott McNealy

    #Wings #Care #Captains

  • Yes, we have a dress code. You have to dress.
    -- Scott McNealy

    #Dresses #Dress Code #Computer

  • The network is the computer.
    -- Scott McNealy

    #Computer #Internet

  • Putting Windows [3.11] on top of DOS is like putting whipped cream on a road apple [horse poop].
    -- Scott McNealy

    #Horse #Apples #Microsoft

  • If I could embed a locator chip in my child right now, I know I would do that. Some people call that Big Brother; I call it being a father.
    -- Scott McNealy

    #Brother #Children #Father

  • We have an opportunity to improve productivity and cut costs while growing our way to a better and a more comfortable operating environment. I don't think anyone feels comfortable about bumping around where we are today.
    -- Scott McNealy

    #Cutting #Opportunity #Thinking

  • Do I have a problem with Larry Ellison buying Sun? No, that's part of the capitalist system. As soon as we go public we're for sale, that's part of the deal. And do I have a problem with him exercising his intellectual property rights? No, I don't have a problem with that. Would it be how we necessarily ran and operated? Obviously not.
    -- Scott McNealy

    #Exercise #Rights #Intellectual

  • This Windows 95 hairball has become so big, so unmanageable, so hard to use, so hard to configure, so hard to keep up and running, so hard to keep secure. Windows 95 is a great gift to give your kid this Christmas because it will keep your kid fascinated for months trying to get it up and running and trying to figure out how to use it.
    -- Scott McNealy

    #Running #Kids #Giving

  • In a world without fences, who needs Gates?
    -- Scott McNealy

    #Needs #World #Fence

  • Without choice, you have no innovation. Without innovation, you have nothing.
    -- Scott McNealy

    #Choices #Innovation

  • The utility model of computing - computing resources delivered over the network in much the same way that electricity or telephone service reaches our homes and offices today - makes more sense than ever.
    -- Scott McNealy

    #Home #Office #Today

  • Only a monopolist could study a business and ruin it by giving away products..
    -- Scott McNealy

    #Business #Giving #Ruins

  • Every time you turn on your new car, you're turning on 20 microprocessors. Every time you use an ATM, you're using a computer. Every time I use a settop box or game machine, I'm using a computer. The only computer you don't know how to work is your Microsoft computer, right?
    -- Scott McNealy

    #Games #Car #Atm

  • The only thing I'd rather own than Windows is English. Then I'd be able to charge you an upgrade fee every time I add new letters like N and T.
    -- Scott McNealy

    #Technology #Letters #Able

  • Microsoft is now talking about the digital nervous system... I guess I would be nervous if my system was built on their technology too.
    -- Scott McNealy

    #Technology #Talking #Microsoft

  • This is a big deal. It's a fairly natural partnership; it shouldn't surprise people, ... We're working on bringing this network-is-the-computer, Net services environment.
    -- Scott McNealy

    #Technology #People #Computer

  • When computers (people) are networked, their power multiplies geometrically. Not only can people share all that information inside their machines, but they can reach out and instantly tap the power of other machines (people), essentially making the entire network their computer.
    -- Scott McNealy

    #Technology #People #Machines

  • When Steve Ballmer calls me wacko, I consider that a compliment.
    -- Scott McNealy

    #Compliment #Call Me

  • You already have zero privacy - get over it.
    -- Scott McNealy

    #Zero #Privacy #Over It

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