More light than smoke

Sometimes, you find you’re burning up, and the best you can do is try to make more light than smoke.

— TJW

My problem

The biggest challenge of my life is that, during one long hot shower, I can plan about 40 hours of work. So maybe I could be happy if I only showered once a week.

— TJW

You know what your problem is?

When they say “Your problem is…”, they mean “My problem is.”

— TJW

History

History is a long series of memorable meals occasionally punctuated by events.

— Jen Beaven

Our Daily Friends

Give us this day our daily friends: and we shall want for nothing.

— TJW

Why we work

If you’re trying to make a killing, you’re working against those of us trying to make a living.

— TJW

New technology

The question to ask of new technology is not “Will it solve problems?” but “Will the problems it creates be preferable to the problems it solves?”

— TJW

Engineers

An engineer is someone who can do for $1 what any fool can do for $100.

— unknown

Incantations

The value of a good incantation is not necessarily determined by its efficacy.

— TJW

Mad Charity

Mad science can only do so much without the support of mad charity.

— TJW

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