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Jon Postel Quotes and Sayings

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

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

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

 

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

The Internet works because a lot of people cooperate to do things together.
- 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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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 world wide web has really been quite spectacular
and not something I would have predicted.
- 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

Another aspect of our work is multimedia teleconferencing.
- 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

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

Being in the limelight has its minuses.
- Jon Postel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If anything, the overriding emotion is gonna just be excitement.
- Christa McAuliffe

I'm a Utilitarian, so I don't see the rule against lying as absolute;
it's always subject to some overriding utility which
may prevent its exercise.
- Peter Singer

The rich get richer.
Not only because they have surpluses with which to invest,
but because of the overriding emotional release they
experience from having wealth.
- Stuart Wilde

What is overriding that and most important is that
readers generally are interested in a good character.
They might be more comfortable with Harry because they think they know him,
but they always seem willing to give somebody new a chance.
- Michael Connelly

And that's what the audience was feeling too,
as they watched the show and as they watch it now.
And overriding all of that is the way it was written.
It was written honestly.
There was never any manufactured laugh.
There was never compromising of character.
- Mary Tyler Moore

Everyone is looking for connections between the songs.
I don't usually approach a record as a concept.
There's no overriding theme I'm trying to represent.
It's all about the individual songs.
- Tracy Chapman

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous PHOTO

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
- Henry David Thoreau

The trouble is,
if you don't risk anything,
you risk even more.
- Erica Jong

A sin is anything you do which goes against yourself
- don Miguel Ruiz

You cannot teach a man anything;
you can only help him find it within himself.
- Galileo Galilei

The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm
but because of those who look at it without doing anything.
- Albert Einstein

Hot heads and cold hearts never solved anything.
- Billy Graham

You can turn painful situations around through laughter.
If you can find humor in anything, even poverty,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

You go against yourself when you
judge or blame yourself for anything
- don Miguel Ruiz

We hardly ever realize that we can
cut anything out of our lives,
anytime, in the blink of an eye.
- Carlos Castaneda

If you wait to do everything until you're sure it's right,
you'll probably never do much of anything.
- Win Borden

You can have anything you want in life if you
just help enough other people get what they want.
- Zig Ziglar

Is freedom anything else than the right
to live as we wish? Nothing else.
- Epictetus

If patience is worth anything,
it must endure to the end of time.
And a living faith will last
in the midst of the blackest storm.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If you don't risk anything, you risk even more.
- Erica Jong

Never do anything against conscience
even if the state demands it.
- Albert Einstein

To love what you do and feel that it matters,
how on earth could anything be more fun.
- Katherine Graham

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit.
Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever,
even if your whole world seems upset.
- Saint Francis de Sales

To have done anything just for money
is to have been truly idle.
- Henry David Thoreau

You will never do anything in this world without courage.
It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
- James Allen

Leaders aren't born they are made.
And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.
And that's the price we'll have to pay
to achieve that goal, or any goal.
- Vince Lombardi

A man can succeed at almost anything
for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
- Charles M. Schwab

Never say or do anything you wouldn't want
to be the last thing you ever said or did.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is no short cut to achievement.
Life requires thorough preparation -
veneer isn't worth anything.
- George Washington Carver

When we try to pick out anything by itself,
we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
- John Muir

Anything Is Possible.
- Anonymous

If there is anything that a man can do well,
I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
- Abraham Lincoln

I cannot teach anybody anything.
I can only make them think.
- Socrates

Progress is impossible without change,
and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
- George Bernard Shaw

The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing,
we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger,
but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.
- Robert Cushing

The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

Anyone who has never made a mistake,
has never tried anything new.
- Albert Einstein

The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white.
Neither need you do anything but be yourself.
- Lao Tzu

The Four Agreements
1.Be impeccable with your word.
2.Don't take anything personally.
3.Don't make assumptions.
4.Always do your best.
- don Miguel Ruiz

You can't do anything about the length of your life,
but you can do something about its width and depth.
- Evan Esar

A man is truly ethical only when he obeys
the compulsion to help all life which he is able to assist,
and shrinks from injuring anything that lives.
- Albert Schweitzer

Anger is an acid that can do more harm
to the vessel in which it is stored
than to anything on which it is poured.
- Mark Twain


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