“More important than building a product, we are in the process of architecting a company that will hopefully be much more incredible, the total will be much more incredible than the sum of its parts, and the cumulative effort of approximately 20,000 decisions that we’re all gonna make over the next two years are gonna define what our company is. And one of the things that made Apple great was that, in the early days, it was built from the heart.”—Steve Jobs in a rare PBS documentary circa 1986 (via explore-blog)
The Haydn Effect:Child is witty and quick on his feet, quite often bringing a grin to the faces of those around him. Despite this he exhibits remarkable humility.
The Bach Effect:Child memorizes Scripture and says his prayers every day; may overwhelm listeners with his speech.
The Handel Effect:Much like the Bach Effect; in addition, the child may exhibit dramatic behavior.
The Beethoven Effect:Child develops a superiority complex and is prone to violent tantrums; is a perfectionist.
The Liszt Effect:Child speaks rapidly and extravagantly, but never really says anything important
The Bruckner Effect:Child speaks very slowly and repeats himself frequently. Gains a reputation for profundity.
The Grieg Effect:This child is quirky yet cheery. May be prone toward Norwegian folklore.
The Wagner Effect:Child becomes a megalomaniac. Speaks for six hours at a stretch.
The Schoenberg Effect:Child never repeats a word until he has used all the other words in his vocabulary. Sometimes talk backwards or upside-down. Eventually people stop listening to him. Child blames them for their inability to understand him.
The Ives Effect:Child develops a remarkable ability to carry on several separate conversations at once.
The Stravinsky Effect:Child is prone to savage, guttural and profane outbursts that lead to fighting and pandemonium in preschool.
The Shostakovich Effect:Child only expresses themselves in parent-approved ways.
The Cage Effect:Childs says exactly nothing for 4 minutes and 33 seconds. Preferred by 9 out of 10 classroom teachers.
The Glass Effect:Child repeats one word over, and over, and over, and over....
The scientist has a lot of experience with ignorance and doubt and uncertainty, and this experience is of very great importance, I think. When a scientist doesn’t know the answer to a problem, he is ignorant. When he has a hunch as to what the result is, he is uncertain. And when he is pretty damn sure of what the result is going to be, he is still in some doubt.