BUZZ KILL

“We had the buzz in the field in the late ’90s. And now we don’t really have the buzz in terms of the people coming into the field, the diversity of people coming into the field. And that’s a concern for us.”

Harvard dropout Bill Gates, speaking at his almost mater about why no one’s leaving school to join his firm anymore, Boston Globe, 27 February 2004

JUST WAIT UNTIL YOU GET INTERACTIVE TV

“Watching television should be one of the most relaxing experiences you can have. It’s astounding that something this simple has to be encoded in a made-up language that only an electronics engineer could love.”

Design consultant Jakob Nielsen, on how intellectually exhausting he finds pushing buttons on his remote controls, The New York Times, 19 February 2004