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Be conservative in what you do, be liberal in ...
by Jon Postel

Be conservative in what you do, be liberal in what you accept from others.
- Jon Postel

Another aspect of our work is multimedia teleconferencing.
- Jon Postel

One way to get high speed to the home is over cable systems.
- Jon Postel

But I do have a computer at home and a pretty good ISDN connection.
- Jon Postel

 

The Internet works because a lot of people cooperate to do things together.
- Jon Postel

I think they called me the closest thing to a God of the Internet.
- Jon Postel

A name indicates what we seek.
An address indicates where it is.
A route indicates how we get there.
- Jon Postel

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Being in the limelight has its minuses.
- Jon Postel

I think that audio and video over the internet in the
sense of teleconferencing and telephone calls.
Maybe we'll actually have picture phone through your work station.
- Jon Postel

All this stuff was done via FTP but the web has put
a really nice user interface on it.
- Jon Postel

Group discussion is very valuable; group drafting is less productive.
- Jon Postel

Everyone should have ten megabits and then the web
will be a wonderful thing.
- Jon Postel

In a chemistry class there was a guy sitting in front
of me doing what looked like a jigsaw puzzle or some
really weird kind of thing.
He told me he was writing a computer program.
- Jon Postel

I got involved when I was a graduate student at UCLA
when UCLA was the first site on the net.
- Jon Postel

The overriding rule, if you want to run a domain,
is to be fair.
- Jon Postel

There was one issue on which there seemed to be almost unanimity:
the Internet should not be managed by any government,
national or multinational.
- Jon Postel

The world wide web has really been quite spectacular
and not something I would have predicted.
- Jon Postel

Corporate documents, like football game plans,
are not easily drafted in a stadium,
with thousands of very interested fans participating,
each with their own red pencil, trying to reach a consensus on every word.
- Jon Postel

The routers get involved in this and they know that
on the path between this router and that router a certain
percentage of the bandwidth is reserved to these things
and a certain percentage of it is allowed on a first come first served basis.
- Jon Postel

That was clearly surprising, interesting -
a very interesting milestone was when you can pick
up a magazine and read an article about some sort of
computer related thing and they mention the word internet without explaining it.
- Jon Postel

But as soon as we got that higher speed access to the
home there?s going to be a tremendous crunch on the
backbones for a much higher speed bandwidth.
People really ought to be planning for that.
- Jon Postel

TCP works very hard to get the data delivered in order
without errors and does retransmissions and recoveries
and all that kind of stuff which is exactly what you
want in a file transfer because so you don't want any errors in your file.
- Jon Postel

Then I started graduate school at UCLA.
I got a part time research assistant job as a programmer
on a project involving the use of one computer to measure
the performance of another computer.
- Jon Postel

If you're in charge of managing domain name space you
should treat everybody who asks for a registration the same.
Whatever that is - whether it's nice or ugly or whatever -
just be fair,
treat them all the same.
- Jon Postel

Years ago when you?d go to a working group most of
the people in the working group would be from universities.
Now most of the people are from companies who are building
internet products and care what the standards turn out to be.
- Jon Postel

I also administer the Internet Assigned Names Authority,
which is the central coordinator for the Internet address space,
domain names and Internet protocol conventions essential
to the use and operation of the Internet.
- Jon Postel

One of the things that is not so good is that a decision
was made long ago about the size of an IP address -
32 bits.
At the time it was a number much larger than anyone
could imagine ever having that many computers but it
turned out to be to small.
- Jon Postel

A conservative is a man who is
too cowardly to fight and too fat to run.
- Elbert Hubbard

A conservative is a man who just sits and thinks,
mostly sits.
- Woodrow Wilson

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's
oldest exercises in moral philosophy;
that is,
the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

A conservative is one who admires radicals centuries after they're dead.
- Leo Rosten

A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who,
however, has never learned how to walk forward.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils,
as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others.
- Ambrose Bierce

Some fellows get credit for being conservative when they are only stupid.
- Kin Hubbard

The average man, if he meddles with criticism at all,
is a conservative critic.
- A. E. Housman

We really got a lot of very conservative gay people.
You could look at the figures from the last election
and realize that a third of the gay movement voted Republican.
- Kate Clinton

As a conservative power, the United States has a vital
interest in upholding and expanding the reign of law
in international relations.
- J. William Fulbright

I've been interested in watching the level of conservative
misinformation that circulates through the media.
- David Brock

I am getting frustrated by the fact that we have been
out of office for eight years.
I desperately want to lead the Conservative Party to
make quicker progress back into power.
- Kenneth Clarke

I am a conservative, but I am not a zombie.
- Glenn Beck

A conservative is a fellow who thinks a rich man should have a square deal.
- Frank Dane

As a fiscal conservative, I believe one of the most
important roles the federal government can play in
assuring that our economy remains strong is to keep
our fiscal house in order.
- Allen Boyd

Naturally, I'm conservative; I'm a Republican.
I always was.
- Rube Goldberg

Small-business customers are very conservative and very cheap.
We don't have to explain ourselves for the most part.
- Paul Graham

It has been surprising to me that so few conservatives
have voiced concern over the precedence that are being
set in favor of suppression by this so-called conservative administration.
- James Bovard

C'mon.
He'd be embarrassing upstairs at the White House.
So I think she'd have a hard time.
I think a woman president would have to be very conservative to get elected.
- Chris Matthews

As a fiscal conservative, I think that our government should pay for itself.
- Daniel Keys Moran

White collar conservative flashin down the street,
pointing that plastic finger at me, they all assume
my kind will drop and die,
but I'm gonna wave my freak flag high.
- Jimi Hendrix

I'd like to have a drink with Bill Maher and see how he feels.
We were too conservative coming over to Fox from fX,
and got ourselves off our best game.
- Tom Bergeron

Bill Clinton was a liberal who could appeal to conservative-leaning Bubba voters.
- Rich Lowry

A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy.
- Benjamin Disraeli

I find it incredibly tedious, hate that it murders
itself with its own conservative pomposity.
- Fiona Shaw

It only takes 20 years for a liberal to become a conservative
without changing a single idea.
- Robert Anton Wilson

My gut tells me and continues to tell me that the Conservative
party is on a road back to government.
- Peter MacKay

The essence of conservative ideology is its being anchored
in the divine order of things.
- Franz von Papen

A liberal is a conservative who has been arrested.
- Tom Wolfe

I've got money so I'm a Conservative.
- Lord Thomson of Fleet

There's not a liberal America and a conservative America -
there's the United States of America.
- Barack Obama

So the danger of conservative judicial activism has
been averted for another year.
Stay tuned.
- Michael Kinsley

I don't know about liberal bias, but people of a liberal
mentality are probably attracted in greater numbers
to the arts than people of a conservative mentality.
- Sydney Pollack

The reason that conservative talk radio works is because
there is an audience for it.
- Paul Weyrich

What is not conservative about saying,
'Don't go to war unless we go to war properly with
a full declaration of war and no other way?'
- Ron Paul

I never dared to be radical when young for fear it
would make me conservative when old.
- Robert Frost

If a conservative is a liberal who's been mugged,
a liberal is a conservative who's been arrested.
- Thomas Wolfe

Some studies show that women can be better money managers
than men because they tend to be more conservative and do their homework.
Men tend to take more risks without the research.
- Maria Bartiromo

Our two major parties are actually called the Liberal
Party and the Conservative Party.
- Stockwell Day

I didn't know I was a conservative when it didn't matter to me growing up.
- Herman Cain

To me, to be a conservative means to conserve the good
parts of America and to conserve our Constitution.
- Ron Paul

Nevada's one of the most conservative states in the Union,
but you can do what you want in Vegas and nobody judges you.
- Drew Carey

A man who has both feet planted firmly in the air can
be safely called a liberal as opposed to the conservative,
who has both feet firmly planted in his mouth.
- Jacques Barzun

As a conservative who believes in limited government,
I believe that the only check on government power in
real time is a free and independent press.
- Mike Pence


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