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The desktop metaphor was invented because one, you were a stand-alone device, and two, you had to manage your own storage. That's a very big thing in a desktop world. And that may go away. You may not have to manage your own storage. You may not store much before too long.
Ping-pong was invented on the dining tables of England in the 19th century, and it was called Wiff-waff! And there, I think, you have the difference between us and the rest of the world. Other nations, the French, looked at a dining table and saw an opportunity to have dinner; we looked at it an saw an opportunity to play Wiff-waff.
Abstraction is one of the greatest visionary tools ever invented by human beings to imagine, decipher, and depict the world.
Benjamin Franklin may have discovered electricity, but it was the man who invented the meter who made the money.
The word tomorrow was invented for indecisive people and for children.
A style is the consequence of recurrent habits, restraints, or rules invented or inherited, written or overheard, intuitive or preconceived.
People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn't they? People feared coal, they feared gas-powered engines... There will always be ignorance, and ignorance leads to fear. But with time, people will come to accept their silicon masters.
The infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists. That is why they invented Hell.
Work is a necessity for man. Man invented the alarm clock.
Real obstacles don't take you in circles. They can be overcome. Invented ones are like a maze.
Animals are something invented by plants to move seeds around. An extremely yang solution to a peculiar problem which they faced.
Injections are the best thing ever invented for feeding doctors.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Good taste is the worst vice ever invented.
I always admired Ray Kroc, the man who invented McDonald's. Ray had a vision of the most commonplace thing - a hamburger and fries to go - but to him it was just the greatest thing ever, and he was going to make it the greatest thing ever for everybody else, and he did.
David Lee Roth
Cotton candy is the most amazing form of caramelization ever invented by man.
Jose Andres Puerta
Ya know, I always admired Ray Kroc, the man who invented McDonald's. Ray had a vision of the most commonplace thing - a hamburger and fries to go - but to him it was just the greatest thing ever, and he was going to make it the greatest thing ever for everybody else, and he did.
David Lee Roth
New Orleans invented the brown paper bag party - usually at a gathering in a home - where anyone darker than the bag attached to the door was denied entrance. The brown bag criterion survives as a metaphor for how the black cultural elite quite literally establishes caste along color lines within black life.
Michael Eric Dyson
When you gather up all the balls of life that you try to juggle, it is a very difficult thing to try to focus in on taking good care of yourself. But that's why God invented me - so I can come and teach and preach and make people laugh and give them some education so they can start liking themselves better.
I have loved but one flag and I can not share that devotion and give affection to the mongrel banner invented for the League of Nations.
Henry Cabot Lodge
Of all possible debauches, traveling is the greatest that I know; that's the one they invented when they got tired of all the others.
What makes cookbooks interesting is to find out about the people and the culture that invented the food.
There is only one cure for gray hair. It was invented by a Frenchman. It is called the guillotine.
P. G. Wodehouse
You can't think about terrorism without thinking about Palestinian terrorism. Palestinians began international terrorism. It started with them in 1968. They used it as the first resort, not the last resort. They invented it, they perfected it, they benefited from it and they taught the world how to use it and that it would be successful.
America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense human rights invented America.
Successful technologies often begin as hobbies. Jacques Cousteau invented scuba diving because he enjoyed exploring caves. The Wright brothers invented flying as a relief from the monotony of their normal business of selling and repairing bicycles.
William Arthur Ward
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Wearing the correct dress for any occasion is a matter of good manners.
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