Hal Finney quotes

  • The computer can be used as a tool to liberate and protect people, rather than to control them.
    -- Hal Finney

    #People #Tools #Computer

  • Since we're all rich with bitcoins ... we ought to put some of this unearned wealth to good use.
    -- Hal Finney

    #Use #Bitcoin #Wealth

  • Bitcoin seems to be a very promising idea. I like the idea of basing security on the assumption that the CPU power of honest participants outweighs that of the attacker. It is a very modern notion that exploits the power of the long tail.
    -- Hal Finney

    #Ideas #Long #Bitcoin

  • Like most parents, I've been stumped by homework, the big questions, such as: 'What is the point of geography - the pilot always knows where we are going?'. Answer: 'If you didn't know any geography, people would think you were an American, and you wouldn't be able to put them right because you wouldn't know where they live.'

  • We must see what in the Israeli identity - in the Israeli - we can give to other people rather than speaking so often of taking, expanding territory.

  • I have known some quite good people who were unhappy, but never an interested person who was unhappy.

  • The bells they sound on Bredon, And still the steeples hum. "Come all to church, good people"- Oh, noisy bells, be dumb; I hear you, I will come.

  • Money has no color. If you can build a better mousetrap, it won't matter whether you're black or white. People will buy it.

  • I believe that inside every tool is a hammer.

  • I've learned over decades of building that a deadline is a potent tool for problem-solving.

  • Standards are always out of date. That's what makes them standards.

  • Computers no longer interface with humans--they interact, and the interaction will become steadily deeper, more subtle, and more crucial to our collective sanity and ultimate survival.

  • The next major explosion is going to be when genetics and computers come together.