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    I've... learned that it's a hell of a lot easier to just build something than to try to convince somebody who doesn't believe it's possible.
    — Paul Baran
    tags: believe  hell 
     
    No one is ever as shocked and surprised as when the inevitable occurs.
    — Paul Baran
    We will soon be living in an era in which we cannot guarantee survivability of any single point. However, we can still design systems in which system destruction requires the enemy to pay the price of destroying n of n stations. If n is made sufficiently large, it can be shown that highly survivable system structures can be built.
    — Paul Baran
    The greatest damage done by advertising is precisely that it incessantly demonstrates the prostitution of men and women who lend their intellects, their voices, their artistic skills to purposes in which they themselves do not believe, and that it teaches [in the words of Leo Marx] 'the essential meaninglessness of all creations of the mind: words, images, and ideas.'
    — Paul Baran
    tags: men  women  believe  creation  ideas 
     
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