Net Quotes (10 quotes)
Jobs: I look at myself as an artist if anything. Sort of a trapeze artist.
Levy: With or without a net?
Levy: With or without a net?
As a net is made up of a series of ties, so everything in this world is connected by a series of ties. If anyone thinks that the mesh of a net is an independent, isolated thing, he is mistaken. It is called a net because it is made up of a series of a interconnected meshes, and each mesh has its place and responsibility in relation to other meshes.
Bradley is one of the few basketball players who have ever been appreciatively cheered by a disinterested away-from-home crowd while warming up. This curious event occurred last March, just before Princeton eliminated the Virginia Military Institute, the years Southern Conference champion, from the NCAA championships. The game was played in Philadelphia and was the last of a tripleheader. The people there were worn out, because most of them were emotionally committed to either Villanova or Temple-two local teams that had just been involved in enervating battles with Providence and Connecticut, respectively, scrambling for a chance at the rest of the country. A group of Princeton players shooting basketballs miscellaneously in preparation for still another game hardly promised to be a high point of the evening, but Bradley, whose routine in the warmup time is a gradual crescendo of activity, is more interesting to watch before a game than most players are in play. In Philadelphia that night, what he did was, for him, anything but unusual. As he does before all games, he began by shooting set shots close to the basket, gradually moving back until he was shooting long sets from 20 feet out, and nearly all of them dropped into the net with an almost mechanical rhythm of accuracy. Then he began a series of expandingly difficult jump shots, and one jumper after another went cleanly through the basket with so few exceptions that the crowd began to murmur. Then he started to perform whirling reverse moves before another cadence of almost steadily accurate jump shots, and the murmur increased. Then he began to sweep hook shots into the air. He moved in a semicircle around the court. First with his right hand, then with his left, he tried seven of these long, graceful shots-the most difficult ones in the orthodoxy of basketball-and ambidextrously made them all. The game had not even begun, but the presumably unimpressible Philadelphians were applauding like an audience at an opera.
Guide to understanding a net.addicts day: Slow day: didnt have much to do, so spent three hours on usenet. Busy day: managed to work in three hours of usenet. Bad day: barely squeezed in three hours of usenet.
It is hardly possible to maintain seriously that the evil done by science is not altogether outweighed by the good. For example, if ten million lives were lost in every war, the net effect of science would still have been to increase the average length of life.
Junior high school seemed like a fine idea when we invented it but it turned out to be an invention of the devil. Were catching our boys in a net in which theyre socially unprepared. We put them in junior high school with girls who are two years ahead of them. There isnt a thing they should have to do with girls at this age except growl at them.
Our current estimates are that in January 98, there were 30 million computers on the Net, and about 70 million users. Im projecting somewhere between 100 million and 200 million computers by the end of December 2000, and about 300 million users by that same time.
The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.
We need another, wiser, and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals. For the animal shall not be measured by man....They are not underlings. They are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of Earth.
[Overfishing] its not just that were taking too many out, its how were doing it. We are wiping out their nurseries, [because some huge boats] bottom trawl [with] nets that 50 years ago youd have to lift when you came to coral reefs or rocks or nooks and crannies. Now theyre so sophisticated and so heavy, the equipment, and the boats so powerful they can just drag right over the coral reefs and the rocks and the nooks and crannies, and turn them into a gravel pit. The trouble is those are the nurseries. Thats where the little fish hide and get bigger and get big enough for us to eat.