Communication begins in the struggle to learn and to describe.
Insisting that beauty is at the heart of science and technology is like ordering wine at lunch, or tacking ruffles to your office furniture – it takes a serious proposition and makes it frilly and frivolous.
David Gelernter, Machine Beauty
Any error may vitiate the entire output of the device. For the recognition and correction of such malfunctions intelligent human intervention will in general be necessary.
John von Neumann, First Draft of a Report on the EDVAC, 1945
Come; let us squeeze hands all around; nay, let us squeeze ourselves into each other; let us squeeze ourselves universally into the very milk and sperm of kindness.
Herman Melville, Moby Dick