Mit quotes

  • There was a time when I was wondering about this business of going public, so I visited about a half-dozen companies in the Boston area, all of them formed by MIT faculty and all had gone public.
    -- Amar Bose

    #Boston #Gone #Mit

  • Der Krieg ist nichts als eine Fortsetzung des politischen Verkehrs mit Einmischung anderer Mittel. War is merely the continuation of policy with the admixture of other means.
    -- Carl von Clausewitz

    #War #Mean #Mit

  • The thing that we at MIT must understand is the amount of real damage that is being done to us in the fine structure of how research funds are expended.
    -- Charles M. Vest

    #Real #Done #Mit

  • The Science Coalition, which grew out of an initial concept at Harvard and at MIT, has now grown to an informal group of about 60 research universities.
    -- Charles M. Vest

    #Science #Groups #Mit

  • The beginnings of the hacker culture as we know it today can be conveniently dated to 1961, the year MIT acquired the first PDP-1.
    -- Eric S. Raymond

    #Years #Culture #Mit

  • Getting an education at MIT is like taking a drink from a fire hose.
    -- Jerome Wiesner

    #Fire #Mit #Drink

  • Amherst was pivotal in my broad intellectual development; MIT in my development as a professional economist.
    -- Joseph Stiglitz

    #Intellectual #Mit #Development

  • Sarah had a saying: Der gleichster veg iz ful mit shtainer." "What's it mean?" "The smoothest way is sometimes full of stones.
    -- Julie Orringer

    #Mean #Mit #Stones

  • Students teach all sorts of things but most importantly they make explicit the courage that it takes to be a learner, the courage it takes to open yourself to the transformative power of real learning and that courage I am exposed to almost every day at MIT and that I'm deeply grateful for.
    -- Junot Diaz

    #Real #Grateful #Mit

  • My work at MIT had focused on what we could build in space once we had inexpensive space transportation and industrial facilities in orbit. And this led to various sorts of work in space development.
    -- K. Eric Drexler

    #Space #Orbit #Mit

  • When David Marr at MIT moved into computer vision, he generated a lot of excitement, but he hit up against the problem of knowledge representation; he had no good representations for knowledge in his vision systems.
    -- Marvin Minsky

    #Vision #Mit #Excitement

  • MIT is governed by a second, even higher rule: the inalienable right of academic freedom.
    -- Nicholas Negroponte

    #Mit #Academic #Higher

  • If anybody thinks they should listen to me because I'm a professor at MIT, that's nonsense. You should decide whether something makes sense by its content, not by the letters after the name of the person who says it.
    -- Noam Chomsky

    #Thinking #Names #Mit

  • Everything that I've learned about computers at MIT I have boiled down into three principles: Unix: You think it won't work, but if you find the right wizard, they can make it work. Macintosh: You think it will work, but it won't. PC/Windows: You think it won't work, and it won't.
    -- Philip Greenspun

    #Thinking #Three #Mit

  • A hacker is someone who enjoys playful cleverness—not necessarily with computers. The programmers in the old MIT free software community of the 60s and 70s referred to themselves as hackers. Around 1980, journalists who discovered the hacker community mistakenly took the term to mean “security breaker.”
    -- Richard Stallman

    #Mean #Community #Mit

  • Find something that you love to do, and find a place that you really like to do it in. I found something I loved to do. Im a mechanical engineer by training, and I loved it. I still do. My son is a nuclear engineer at MIT, a junior, and I get the same vibe from him. Your work has to be compelling. You spend a lot of time doing it.
    -- Ursula Burns

    #Son #Training #Mit

  • There were many at Bell Labs and MIT who compared Shannon's insight to Einstein's. Others found that comparison unfair - unfair to Shannon.
    -- William Poundstone

    #Mit #Bells #Labs

  • EdX will be a creating a platform which will be open source, not for profit, and a portal for a website where universities will offer their courses. For example, MIT courses will be offered as MITx and Harvard courses as HarvardX.
    -- Anant Agarwal

    #Creating #Example #Mit

  • We already have a professor who's using an online social network of MIT alums to help educate students in programming. Just imagine expanding that in Facebook-fashion to tens or hundreds of millions of people around the world.
    -- Anant Agarwal

    #Fashion #People #Mit

  • I was at a speaking engagement for MIT... and I said, 'The Professor has all sorts of degrees, including one from this very institution [MIT]! And that's why I can make a radio out of a coconut, and not fix a hole in a boat!'
    -- Russell Johnson

    #Engagement #Mit #Coconuts