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Douglas Trumbull Quotes and Sayings

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IBM was the original contractor for much of the computer
interface design on the film.
- Douglas Trumbull

I visited a scientist who had a helmet with magnetic
fields controlled by computer sequences that could
profoundly affect your mood and your perceptions.
- Douglas Trumbull

Clearly, if we'd had the kind of computer graphics
capability then that we have now,
the Star Gate sequence would be much more complex than
flat planes of light and color.
- Douglas Trumbull

My particular aesthetic of light and color and design
wouldn't change as a result of working with computer
graphics rather than with slit scan or miniatures.
- Douglas Trumbull

 

My first job on 2001 was to make all of the HAL readouts:
the 16 screens that surround HAL's eyes.
- Douglas Trumbull

When I worked on 2001 - which was my first feature film -
I was deeply and permanently affected by the notion
that a movie could be like a first-person experience.
- Douglas Trumbull

There were IBM logos designed for the film,
and there were IBM design consultants working with
Kubrick on the layout of the controls and computer screens.
- Douglas Trumbull

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The technology of the time dictated the way things looked.
- Douglas Trumbull

We're not that far from being able to plant images,
memories, and emotional states directly into the brain.
- Douglas Trumbull

There's a consistency in my work that pops up independent
of the limitations of the technology.
- Douglas Trumbull

I honestly believe that the next big leap in immersive
technology will be very much like Brainstorm.
- Douglas Trumbull

But as far as the concept of HAL, who HAL was,
his character - I had no role in creating him.
- Douglas Trumbull

It was the point where things became much more abstract
and less literal than in the bulk of the film,
which was hardcore rockets and space and planets -
all a fairly straightforward evolution from what I had been doing before.
- Douglas Trumbull

We can learn from IBM's successful history that you
don't have to have the best product to become number one.
You don't even have to have a good product.
- Adam Osborne

The manuals we got from IBM would show examples of
programs and I knew I could do a heck of a lot better than that.
So I thought I might have some talent.
- Donald Knuth

I was going to visit IBM for six months as a visiting scientist.
Now, six months is a lot of time, so I came with a
whole list of projects that I might want to work on.
- Wietse Venema

Arguments over grammar and style are often as fierce
as those over IBM versus Mac,
and as fruitless as Coke versus Pepsi and boxers versus briefs.
- Jack Lynch

You know, IBM was almost knocked out of the box by
other types of computer software and manufacturing.
- Roy Romer

IBM decided they were going to enter the copying business in 1968.
- Arthur Rock

IBM has taken a leadership role in this area and is
prepared to be a technology partner with companies
around the world to take advantage of these new developments.
- John Patrick

Every time we've moved ahead in IBM,
it was because someone was willing to take a chance,
put his head on the block, and try something new.
- Thomas J. Watson

I think the way IBM has embraced the open source philosophy
has been quite astonishing,
but gratifying.
I hope they'll do very well with it.
- Larry Wall

The next thing is: we can make IBM even better.
We brought IBM back but we're gunning for leadership.
- Louis Gerstner

Drugs are in every walk of life - doctors,
lawyers, preachers, the guy who works for IBM,
teenagers on the street, teenagers in school.
- Smokey Robinson

Even IBM can't stand in the way of progress...
for more than a decade.
- Craig Bruce

You cannot have companies where many of the largest
ones lose money indefinitely without someone finally waving the white flag,
and IBM is the most recent example of that.
- Kevin Rollins

We think the managed security services opportunity
is enormous and so we have been an active participant
and probably the largest firm in this space outside of an IBM or EDS,
which does large outsourcing contracts.
- John W. Thompson

And then lo and behold IBM, Apple and Motorola took
an ad in all the newspapers,
double page ad, and said, announcing the chip that
they were now able to manufacture it and that they
were going to kill Intel.
- Arthur Rock

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe PHOTO

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- John Wooden

Is today a day to gather strength from the storm -
a day to to learn life lessons for the next battle?
Or is today a day to sit by the fire
and watch the storm rage outside?
Either way, the storm is just life.
Give thanks for all of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's okay to make mistakes.
Mistakes are our teachers - they help us to learn.
- John Bradshaw

Failure is success if we learn from it.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

Learn to become still. And to take your attention
away from what you don't want, and all the emotional charge around it,
and place your attention on what you wish to experience.
- Michael Beckwith

Go to the people
Live among them
Learn from them
Love them
Serve them
Plan with them
Start with what they know
Build on what they have.
- Jimmy Yen (Y. C. James Yen)

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
- Epictetus

It is impossible to begin to learn
that which one thinks one already knows.
- Epictetus

I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new,
meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is better to learn late than never.
- Publilius Syrus

We are not what we know
but what we are willing to learn.
- Mary Catherine Bateson

Be skeptical, but learn to listen.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The less I take the difficulties of my life as personal affront,
and the more I use them as an opportunity to learn and grow...
the easier I sleep at night.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

There are some things you learn best in calm,
and some in storm.
- Willa Cather

You have to learn the rules of the game.
And then you have to play better than anyone else.
- Albert Einstein

If your actions inspire others to dream more,
learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
- John Quincy Adams

When you do your best
you learn to accept yourself
- don Miguel Ruiz

If you want to be heroic,
Don't emulate your heroes,
learn from them.
Heroes don't follow anyone,
they set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We learn more by looking for the answer
to a question and not finding it
than we do from learning the answer itself.
- Lloyd Alexander

"Go to the people and live among them
in order to know them and learn from them.
- Jimmy Yen

The illiterate are not those who cannot read and write,
but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
- Alvin Toffler

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question
than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
- Bruce Lee

We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake,
not by mechanical aid, but by
an infinite expectation of the dawn.
- Henry David Thoreau

I think that somehow, we learn who we really are
and then live with that decision.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Learn to do common things uncommonly well;
we must always keep in mind that anything
that helps fill the dinner pail is valuable.
- George Washington Carver

We Learn...
10% of what we read,
20% of what we hear,
30% of what we see,
50% of what we see and hear,
70% of what we discuss,
80% of what we experience,
95% of what we teach others.
- William Glasser

Play the game for more than you can afford to lose...
only then will you learn the game.
- Winston Churchill

We must free ourselves of the hope
that the sea will ever rest.
We must learn to sail in high winds.
- Aristotle Onassis

Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
The important thing is not to stop questioning.
- Albert Einstein

As we grow as unique persons, we learn to respect
the uniqueness of others.
- Robert H. Schuller

We must learn to live together as brothers
or perish together as fools.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A sloth lives a pretty good life, s-l-o-w-l-y.
Maybe we have something to learn from him.
Some days, being sloth-like may be just what you need
to avoid being consumed by urgency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Learn to be calm and you will always be happy.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

At the end of a matter ask,
"What will I learn from this to make me better?"
- Mary Anne Radmacher

All in the dark we grope along,
And if we go amiss
We learn at least which path is wrong,
And there is gain in this.
We do not always win the race
By only running right;
We have to tread the mountain's base
Before we reach its height.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

For those men who, sooner or later, are lucky enough
to break away from the pack, the most intoxicating moment
comes when they cease being bodies in other men's command
and find that they control their own time,
when they learn their own voice and authority.
- Theodore H. White

We could never learn to be brave and patient,
if there were only joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

Better learn balance. Balance is key.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,
to front only the essential facts of life,
and see if I could not learn what it had to teach,
and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
- Henry David Thoreau


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