July 21, 2013 at 7:05 AM
[It is like] shearing a piglet…a lot of squealing and very little wool
Vladimir Putin, quoted by The Economist in 'Travels and travails'
July 14, 2013 at 8:13 AM
Infinite monkeys impractical - seeking talented developers instead
Austin Digital (GE Aviation) job ad title
July 7, 2013 at 10:30 AM
I think he was taken aback. (He might not have been. It can be hard to tell with engineers.)
Frances Woolley in 'The lunch problem'
June 23, 2013 at 12:22 PM
A Book on Those Geometric Constructions Which Are Necessary for a Craftsman
A Book on What Is Necessary from the Science of Arithmetic for Scribes and Businessmen
Titles of X century mathematical texts by Abū al-Wafā' Būzjānī
June 16, 2013 at 2:31 PM
And so I dream of a day when the only people who suffer from money-losing investments are the money-losing investors, whose only penance is lost money.
Ryan Avent of The Economist in 'The wages of sin'
June 9, 2013 at 7:21 AM
...activist investors seeking to crack Japan have fared only slightly better than the Christian missionaries of the 16th century (who were crucified).
The Economist in 'Goodbye, Mr Bond?'
June 2, 2013 at 9:50 AM
The resource that is in shortest supply is usually time, since there is no way to create more of it.
Raymon Chen in Microspeak: booked
May 26, 2013 at 10:06 AM
A committee is an animal with four back legs.
John le Carré in ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy'.
May 19, 2013 at 7:24 AM
Apple Computer is now unlikely to survive its current crisis
Brad de Long in The Corporation as a Command Economy (originally written in 1997)