Bram Cohen Famous Quotes & Sayings

22 Bram Cohen Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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A good way to have good ideas is by being unoriginal. Bram Cohen Sayings: A good way to have good ideas is by being unoriginal.
I am a technological activist. I have a political agenda. I am in favor of basic human rights: to free speech, to use any information and technology, to purchase and use recreational drugs, to enjoy and purchase so-called 'vices', to be free of intruders, and to privacy. Bram Cohen Sayings: I am a technological activist. I have a political agenda. I am in favor of
With BitTorrent, the cat's out of the bag. Bram Cohen Sayings: With BitTorrent, the cat's out of the bag.
My father taught me Basic and rudimentary C, I learned everything else on my own, including studying computational complexity on my own. That's more a function of my age than anything else though - back when I was in school there were hardly any programming classes. Bram Cohen Sayings: My father taught me Basic and rudimentary C, I learned everything else on my own,
Technology is not a panacea. I refuse to work on technology to track users, analyze usage patterns, watermark information, censor, detect drug use, or eavesdrop. I am not naive enough to think any of those technologies could enable a 'compromise'. Bram Cohen Sayings: Technology is not a panacea. I refuse to work on technology to track users, analyze
Things which any idiot could write usually have the quality of having been written by an idiot. Bram Cohen Sayings: Things which any idiot could write usually have the quality of having been written by
It's always hard to predict what's coming up next. My main guess is that content creators will increasingly start using BitTorrent to distribute their own work directly. Bram Cohen Sayings: It's always hard to predict what's coming up next. My main guess is that content
Lawyers can't tell you you can't do something. They can warn you about risks, and in extreme cases tell you that something is such a bad idea you'll need to get someone other than them to do it but the judgment call of whether the risk is worth it is the entrepreneur's. Bram Cohen Sayings: Lawyers can't tell you you can't do something. They can warn you about risks, and
The trick is to fix the problem you have, rather than the problem you want. Bram Cohen Sayings: The trick is to fix the problem you have, rather than the problem you want.
Despite my emphasis on technology, I do not view laws as inherently evil. My goals are political ones, even if my techniques are not. The only way to fundamentally succeed is by changing existing laws. If I rejected all help from the political arena I would inevitably fail. Bram Cohen Sayings: Despite my emphasis on technology, I do not view laws as inherently evil. My goals
The content people have no clue. I mean, no clue. The cost of bandwidth is going down to nothing. And the size of hard drives is getting so big, and they're so cheap, that pretty soon you'll have every song you own on one hard drive. The content distribution industry is going to evaporate. Bram Cohen Sayings: The content people have no clue. I mean, no clue. The cost of bandwidth is
When I put my mind to it I can be a megalomaniac. Bram Cohen Sayings: When I put my mind to it I can be a megalomaniac.
The mark of a mature programmer is willingness to throw out code you spent time on when you realize it's pointless. Bram Cohen Sayings: The mark of a mature programmer is willingness to throw out code you spent time
The next release of mainline is going to have a lot of the advanced features people want, by the way. Bram Cohen Sayings: The next release of mainline is going to have a lot of the advanced features
Arimaa's a better game than I thought. It follows a fairly sound approach to making the game difficult for computers. Bram Cohen Sayings: Arimaa's a better game than I thought. It follows a fairly sound approach to making
Give and ye shall receive. Bram Cohen Sayings: Give and ye shall receive.
You get so tired of having your work die. I just wanted to make something that people would actually use. Bram Cohen Sayings: You get so tired of having your work die. I just wanted to make something
I can come off as pretty arrogant, but it's because I know I'm right. I'm very, very good at writing protocols. I've accomplished more working on my own than I ever did as part of a team. Bram Cohen Sayings: I can come off as pretty arrogant, but it's because I know I'm right. I'm
One thing about school - I always had this attitude that I was in school to learn, and attempted to do whatever was involved in that process, while school had this attitude that I was there to earn grades, which I couldn't care less about. Unsurprisingly, my grades weren't very good. Bram Cohen Sayings: One thing about school - I always had this attitude that I was in school
In terms of work I've always had a Bad Attitude in that I won't work anywhere which requires me to work strict hours or follow a dress code. I don't know if that's an Asperger's thing or not, I think it's just being reasonable. Bram Cohen Sayings: In terms of work I've always had a Bad Attitude in that I won't work
When you're a connoiseur you look for interesting rather than good. Bram Cohen Sayings: When you're a connoiseur you look for interesting rather than good.
My favorite language for maintainability is Python. It has simple, clean syntax, object encapsulation, good library support, and optional named parameters. Bram Cohen Sayings: My favorite language for maintainability is Python. It has simple, clean syntax, object encapsulation, good