Words matter. These are the best Device Quotes from famous people such as Joshua Foer, David Draiman, Nancy Gibbs, Darby Stanchfield, Sam Altman, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
‘Moonwalking with Einstein’ refers to a memory device I used when I memorized a deck of playing cards at the U.S. Memory Championship. When I competed in 2006, I set a new U.S. record by memorizing a deck of cards in one minute and 40 seconds. That record has since fallen.
The Device experience was amazing. I enjoyed working with everyone that I was blessed with the opportunity to work with, and you learn so much going outside of your normal world and outside your box, so to speak.
In many parts of the world, more people have access to a mobile device than to a toilet or running water.
I’m a very private person, so I didn’t like this idea of tweeting about me. And then I realized, ‘Oh, this is actually a brilliant device in terms of interacting with the fans.’
Virgin America flyers tend to be more likely to be using a mobile device and tapping social networks – even at 35,000 feet.
Once I’ve got something that I feel is strong, if I get long enough to think about it, it’ll turn into something. I’ll start thinking about the drums – what the drums are doing, what the bass is doing. Then, if I can remember it by the time I get to a recording device, it’ll turn into a song.
With cyberbullying, one press of a finger on an electronic device can shatter someone’s reputation and what they think is their entire life. It’s scary.
Medical Device technology is truly interdisciplinary.
There’s a wire injected under my skin a few days before an event and connected to that is a wireless transmitter. That device communicates my blood-glucose levels to the receiver unit, which is mounted above my steering wheel.
I use a portable pocket ultrasound device instead of a stethoscope to listen to the heart, and I share it with the patient in real time. ‘Look at your valve, look at your heart-muscle strength.’ So they’re looking at it with me. Normally a patient is tested by an ultrasonographer who is not allowed to tell them anything.
I’ve been writing all these books that have been largely autobiographical and yet, really, they don’t tell you anything about me. I just use my life story as a kind of device on which to hang comic observations. It’s not my interest or instinct to tell the world anything pertinent about myself or my family.
If I could make a device where people could just intuit everything you are thinking – a little cable you plug into, like, a USB port, I would make a billion dollars.
When I was a journalist at Wired, I convinced a doctor to implant an RFID tracking device in my arm.
A portal is a transitionary device of sight or sound that functions as a sort of third gravitating body between the this and the that, pulling us toward itself, allowing us to bridge into the unknown from the known.
The repeal of the medical device tax will lower the costs of care, improve access to these medical devices, and protect medtech manufacturing jobs throughout Georgia and our country.
We have an amazing engineering team in the company pushing the limits of device physics and some great partners in manufacturing.
Many societies have educated their male children on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.
We are starting to see more and more Roblox games that offer creation. An example would be Theme Park Tycoon, which lets anyone construct a theme park on any device. You get to build roller coasters and theme parks, your work is saved, and when you come back, you can keep working on your creation.
Microsoft is committed to the ubiquity of the Skype experience – communication across every device and every platform will remain a primary focus.
A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems.
The reality is the world’s shifted; the world’s evolved. We now measure ourself by total device space. We have a much bigger opportunity than we’ve ever had in the past to grow our business, but we have to rethink how we look at our business.
There are seven billion people in the world. And I think phones are the first time most people will have access to a modern computing device. With Android, we want to enable that for people.
I use an e-reader when I’m traveling: I love carrying dozens of books on a small lightweight device, and I’m still amazed every time I purchase and immediately start reading a new title without leaving my hotel room – in another country!
What makes a great standalone piece of hardware is not the same thing as what makes a great networking device. One can work as an essentially closed system. The other is absolutely dependent on its openness.
The Internet offers the ability for people to consume poison and radicalize entirely in private, either through a device they’re holding in their hands or inside their house.
I think most people in the developed world would admit to carrying some sort of handheld device, whether it’s a laptop or a cell phone, at all times.
It is a fantastic initiative by the ministry to develop Aakash Tablet, a mobile device that can be utilised by students anywhere. It was successfully tried out. The second and third versions have come out and the fourth version is on the anvil.
No one wants to have 300 channels on your wireless device.
I’m very happy to be associated with Playing 11; fantasy gaming is growing very rapidly and Playing 11 is a great stage for people/users to use their skill, create enthusiasm, fun from the comfort of your device.
In most espionage novels, the characters risk their lives trying to save somebody or while protecting a nation from some threat. In ‘The Travelers,’ that’s not what’s going on. I used espionage as a device to heighten the characters’ personal dramas.
My most memorable food challenge was probably the Big Texan in Amarillo. All the big executives called me because it was such an iconic challenge, and a victory in that would be a legitimizing device for myself as much as for the show.
A radiometer is a device for measuring the intensity of radiation. A microwave radiometer consists of a filter to select a desired band of frequencies followed by a detector which produces an output voltage proportional to its input power.
People ask me why my figures have to be so black. There are a lot of reasons. First, the blackness is a rhetorical device. When we talk about ourselves as a people and as a culture, we talk about black history, black culture, black music. That’s the rhetorical position we occupy.
What we primarily need in Roblox games is character control, camera control and very straightforward tool, device and weapon use.
You have to take into account it was the cell phone that became what the modern-day concept of a phone call is, and this is a device that’s attached to your hip 24/7. Before that there was ‘leave a message’ and before that there was ‘hopefully you’re home.’
It’s a wonderful narrative device to bring someone from the outside and look through his eyes if you want to describe the absurdity and preposterous reality that is accepted amongst the ones who are inside.
I don’t know whether you have done your calculations but, about two or three years back, I did a first assessment of what the first successful device would be worth and it came out at about 300 trillion dollars.
The most important thing for people to understand is that the basic rule that people have a right to send information over the Internet – even when they are using a wireless device – is part of the framework.
I think, in the future, we’ll assume that every device just knows how to read your emotions.
Rhyme is a mnemonic device, an aid to the memory. And some poems are themselves mnemonics, that is to say, the whole purpose of the poem is to enable us to remember some information.
A referendum is almost always a device by which governments get the voters to endorse what they wanted to do all along.
Sometimes you have to disconnect to stay connected. Remember the old days when you had eye contact during a conversation? When everyone wasn’t looking down at a device in their hands? We’ve become so focused on that tiny screen that we forget the big picture, the people right in front of us.
Libraries are at a cultural crossroads. Some proffer that libraries as we know them may go away altogether, ironic victims of the information age where Google has subverted Dewey decimal and researchers can access anything on a handheld device. Who needs to venture deep into the stacks when answers are but a click away?
IT professionals have a responsibility to understand the use of standards and the importance of making Web applications that work with any kind of device.
If there’s any object in human experience that’s a precedent for what a computer should be like, it’s a musical instrument: a device where you can explore a huge range of possibilities through an interface that connects your mind and your body, allowing you to be emotionally authentic and expressive.
If we can’t have the courage to tell our constituents, hey, we’ve got to cut back, then if we can point to something and say, I would like to vote for more benefits for you, but this balanced budget amendment or statutory spending cap or whatever the device is, is preventing me from doing it.
The value of the television network is partly tradition, serving as a navigation device and as a brand. Research shows that people do know and understand ABC as a brand, like Disney.
As for the device we now call a TV or a cable box, I want it to be fast with a clean interface and seamlessly upgradeable to the latest software. I want it to be the primary source of all TV, not an ancillary device.
I just use my life story as a kind of device on which to hang comic observations. It’s not my interest or instinct to tell the world anything pertinent about myself or my family.
To me, presentations are the most powerful device. You can’t really name a movement that didn’t start with the spoken word.
On close inspection, this device turned out to be a funereal juke box – the result of mixing Lloyd’s of London with the principle of the chewing gum dispenser.
I was so surprised because I’m not too sure whether I could win a Nobel Prize, you know, because basically, physics, it means that usually people was awarded for the invention of the basic theory. But in my case, not a basic theory, in my case just making the device, you know.
‘Puzzlejuice’ will get your brain juices flowing as try to juggle both falling boxes and a growing list of letters to create words from. There are power ups to unlock and massive explosions that will shake your mobile device to its very core if you are quick enough with your fingers and your thoughts.
Why does everyone cling to the masculine imagery and pronouns even though they are a mere linguistic device that has never meant that God is male?
When the Bible and the Gospels say that the victims should have been spared, they do not merely ‘take pity’ on them. They puncture the illusion of the unanimous victimization that foundational myths use as a crisis-solving and reordering device of human communities.
You get pigeonholed. It’s a kind of safety device for people who don’t really want to look any further outside of the box, but I’m actually impregnable as far as what people say about me.
I saw a picture of a girl using an eyelash curler when I was a kid, and I thought it was some sort of torture device, the eye guillotine.
The use of the wearable computer changes with each person. When this device is your way of seeing, or a seeing aid, it’s how you see the world. When you use it as a memory aid, it is your brain.
I was lucky because logarithmic plots are a device of the devil.
Now, many public libraries want to lend e-books, not simply to patrons who come in to download, but to anybody with a reading device, a library card and an Internet connection. In this new reality, the only incentive to buy, rather than borrow, an e-book is the fact that the lent copy vanishes after a couple of weeks.
Euphemism is a human device to conceal the horrors of reality.
Today, Web services is really about developing for the server. What it means to developers is any set of systems services that you make a Web service you to access by any kind of device with a highly interactive client, not just a browser.
We’re used to a story in modern terms as an information delivery device. Certainly on television and even with the studio films, there’s really only one note that you get, and that’s clarity. And people will sacrifice everything for clarity. They’ll sacrifice the joke. They’ll sacrifice the moment, or the romance.
The noun phrase straw man, now used as a compound adjective as in ‘straw-man device, technique or issue,’ was popularized in American culture by ‘The Wizard of Oz.’
An astrolabe is relatively unknown in today’s world. But, at the time, in the 13th century, it was the gadget of the day. It was the world’s first popular computer. And it was a device that, in fact, is a model of the sky.
Every great device, gadget, electric car, and robot would be even greater if batteries didn’t suck so badly.
There is nothing odder than to apply an analytical device to a synthetic phenomenon: for instance, to write in English about a Russian poet.
Our goal is to put news where it earns attention, where readers can access it on every device and interact with it. We’re meeting our clients’ audiences where they are instead of asking them to come to us. Increasingly, that means hosting the content on social blogging sites like Medium.
And when your phone rings, pick it up. Open yourself up to the possibility a phone call offers. Discover this remarkable device called the telephone. It will give you a serious competitive advantage.
I don’t control it at all. It’s all up to the musicians in the group. They control it. They make all the cues, and they tell me what they want, and then I act like a mirroring device so that everyone can see what the cues are.
Carbon nanotubes are amazing because they’re really good electrical conductors, yet they are only a few atoms in diameter. You can make transistors out of them in the same way you can with silicon. At Berkeley, we made the narrowest device anybody had ever made. It was basically a single molecule.
A turntable is the classic DJ’s weapon for playing vinyl, but the mixer is the device that actually allows you to blend multiple tracks together to create a mix.
Mushy food is a form of sensory deprivation. In the same way that a dark, silent room will eventually drive you to hallucinate, the mind rebels against bland, single-texture foods, edibles that do not engage the oral device.
Sit down at your computer or open your nearest mobile device and Google these words: ‘Directed by.’ What’s the first predictive text that comes up? Martin Scorsese? Quentin Tarantino? Ingmar Bergman? Chances are the first name Google suggested was Robert B. Weide. That’s me. Sort of.
Honestly, I think we should be delighted people still want to read, be it on a Kindle or a Nook or whatever the latest device is.
Historically, more media has been consumed sitting in front of the television than any other device. Controlling this screen has been the goal of major technology, consumer electronic, and telecommunications companies.
A magazine is simply a device to induce people to read advertising.
Our phones are so intimately connected to us, to our lives. Putting advertising on a device like that is a bad idea. You don’t want to be interrupted by ads when you’re chatting with your loved ones.
I find when most people are offended, it’s phony. It’s an attention-seeking device. So I love to call them out on it from stage.
In the touch-based mobile device era, folks need to think of ways to have a single technology stack married to the ability to create unique experiences for different devices.
Flashback episodes are a tried-and-true sitcom device, but they always work!
What I’m concerned about is making sure that every single time somebody who grew up with us goes off to a different platform or a different device, we’re going to be there with a Univision-branded product of some kind.
Of all the creative work produced by humans anywhere, a tiny fraction has continuing commercial value. For that tiny fraction, the copyright is a crucially important legal device.
I love the mouse, I love designing games for a mouse-based system. I think it’s still a way of playing games which, you know, everyone’s really excited about the Wii and all that, but for me, the mouse is for the PC an awful lot what that pointing device did for the Wii.
It is true that some liberals and humanists, along with the laid-back Danes, deny the existence of evil. This is largely because they regard the word ‘evil’ as a device for demonising those who are really nothing more than socially unfortunate.
A storytelling device teaches. I hate to say it that way, because kids tune out. I don’t teach on purpose, but I’m glad that it happens sometimes.
You’re going to pull out your phone and try to use whatever is the most appropriate app on your iPhone or your Android device. Yelp saw that very early on. And when we launched the mobile product, we saw immediate growth, and we were stunned.
I missed a whole cycle of childhood, but I’ve never used it as a device for self-pity.
Well, I think storytellers have always found murder a fascinating device.
Historically, the French have had a romantic attachment to their bikes. Though the first functioning two-wheeler is thought to have been invented by a German in 1817, it was the French who popularized and marketed the device in the 1860s, giving it the name ‘bicycle.’
Our vision is to allow users to search for content like movies, music, and songs with your voice or using gestures on the Kinect and sync that with your TV screen, phone, PC, or any other device.
VR is going to become something mainstream, but it’s not going to happen right away. You just don’t have the horsepower to make it happen on a device, much less a cheap enough and comfortable enough device that a normal consumer is going to want to have.
The accumulated knowledge of materials, computing, electromagnetism, product design, and all the rest that we’ve learned over the last several centuries converts a few ounces of raw materials worth mere pennies into a device with more computing power than the entire planet possessed fifty years ago.
Our developers are constantly thinking about, ‘How do I bring new and novel experiences to our platforms?’ whether it’s the Switch, 3DS, or even a smart device. So that is just part of the way our developers think.
Silence has been destroyed, but also the idea that it’s important to learn how another person thinks, to enter the mind of another person. The whole idea of empathy is gone. We are now part of this giant machine where every second we have to take out a device and contribute our thoughts and opinions.
It is, I think, particularly in periods of acknowledged crisis that scientists have turned to philosophical analysis as a device for unlocking the riddles of their field. Scientists have not generally needed or wanted to be philosophers.
There’s no doubt: The iPad is a beautiful, extremely well-designed device.
I’m involved in everything from a nutraceutical company to a pharmaceutical company to a medical device company. My whole world revolves around health, and I feel it’s my responsibility, in a way, and I say it this way, and I don’t take this lightly.
The great thing about having digital comics is that it is like having a comic-book shop on your digital device. It has turned comics from a destination buy to an impulse buy.
Aristotle could have avoided the mistake of thinking that women have fewer teeth than men, by the simple device of asking Mrs. Aristotle to keep her mouth open while he counted.
I’m only interested in science fiction that’s used as a literary device, a shortcut into something more exploratory or universal about our experience. That’s why I think it was invented and why mythology was invented; it’s a tool, not an end to itself.
You need to look no further than Apple’s iPhone to see how fast brilliantly written software presented on a beautifully designed device with a spectacular user interface will throw all the accepted notions about pricing, billing platforms and brand loyalty right out the window.
At the height of Iraq’s clandestine nuclear weapons program, which nearly succeeded in building a bomb in 1991, Tuwaitha incorporated research reactors, uranium mining and enrichment facilities, chemical engineering plants and an explosives fabrication center to build the device that detonates a nuclear core.
‘Va Savoir’ is a lovable comedy about love that looks upon life as drama and uses the world of the theater as a staging device.
You can’t have a relationship with a device whose limits are unknown to you, because without limits, it keeps becoming something else.
Often, in horror films, the single most effective device for building a sense of scariness is the soundtrack: the clanking of chains, the groaning of off-stage ghouls, the unmistakable sound of a cannibal rustic firing up a chainsaw.
The question in their minds was, why did the outside world, and particularly the Western world, produce all these landmines, and send them to Afghanistan? This business must be stopped. It’s a dirty business to produce such a horrible device.
It’s become impossible to enjoy most quality television shows because the hurt or endangered women device is so frequently used.
What makes the EpiPen unique is its delivery vehicle – an auto-injector that’s packaged in a convenient, pen-like device. The product’s key attribute is its ability to reliably deliver accurate doses of the essential medicine.
You no longer can say that inside a company everything is trusted because you could bring in a contaminated device. And it’s the same thing with data, because so much is no longer stored inside a company.
The discovery of the Quantized Hall Effect (QHE) was the result of systematic measurements on silicon field effect transistors – the most important device in microelectronics.
Of course I didn’t pioneer the use of food in fiction: it has been a standard literary device since Chaucer and Rabelais, who used food wonderfully as a metaphor for sensuality.
A ‘social media fast’ is a fast, I suppose like any other. In this case, you’re simply giving up whether it be a device or a particular type of social media site. And I do this at least once weekly.
A big ethical question is what happens after people stop using the device. Does it degrade the environment? Could it have been designed so it would actually be good for the environment?
Using the device of an imaginary world allows me in some strange way to go to the central issues – it’s one of many ways to express feelings about real people, about real human relationships.
What’s the most fetching thing that provokes people? A volcano? Fountains that dance? A pirate ship that sinks? Some other animated device or presentation? Is that as strong as mystery? Allure, intrigue, is much more powerful… It taunts you.
One of the instruments that really stuck out to me was the talking drum, which is basically the first type of communication device. It’s a drum you put on your shoulder, and you can pitch it with your arm, and you can ‘talk’ with it.
People who work on the user interface side need to have empathy as a key characteristic. But if you are writing device drivers you don’t really need to understand humans so well.
For me personally, the technology that has taken the most unexpected turn in my lifetime is what I refer to as ‘the device formerly known as the cell phone.’ I still remember many predictions that by 2000 there would only be about a million cell phone users. Boy, were they ever wrong!
I’m always writing something. I’ve got so much stuff, I don’t know what to do with it. Some of it will be Strokes, some of it will be I don’t know what – stuff for pop singers. TV themes. I’ve got a jar stuffed with songs, all these ideas that are just me humming into a recording device.
The most efficient labor-saving device is still money.
The idea that, you know – when I was growing up – that everybody would carry around a portable communicating device, that was science fiction when I was a kid.
The most dangerous thing Iraq could have ever had was a nuclear weapon. The nuclear weapon Iraq was trying to build was not deliverable by bomb or ballistic missile. It was a large, bulky device that they hoped to bury and set off to let the world know they had a nuclear weapon. They never achieved that.
Television is a device that permits people who haven’t anything to do to watch people who can’t do anything.
‘Trolls’ was a blank slate – there was no world, no mythology. We talked a lot about the Grinch and we liked how they showed his heart growing, but how do you show a photographable device like that for the Bergens? We ended up using color for a lot of that: desaturating and then pulling the saturation up.
I’ve been careful to keep my life separate because it’s important to me to have privacy and for my life not to be a marketing device for a movie or a TV show. I’m worth more than that.
I approach writing stories as a recorder. I think of my role as some kind of reporting device – recording and projecting.
It may interest you to know that my breakup with Terry and this mystery did not happen concurrently in real life. That is a writer’s device, which places Gabriel under even greater pressure when the mystery begins to reveal itself.
Logarithmic plots are a device of the devil.
Press on! for in the grave there is no work and no device. Press on! while yet you may.
Consumers don’t give a damn about what device they’re playing on. They just want to play it everywhere. They want to be playing on the console and then take it off to the bus.
Sometimes, by using the most over-the-top, ridiculous plot device you can imagine, you get some interesting little conflicts and cool things that you might not otherwise have a chance to explore.
I write stories that are already in the air, and I think it’s important to have the correct listening device to tune in to that frequency.
First, our focus on security is on the infrastructure itself. So it is all about how you protect the network, the device, and the application that is riding on the server.
Today there are hundreds of millions of mobile devices, but you do have to know a bit about what each device is capable of doing in order to approach it as a developer.
The nice thing about e-books is that if you’re sitting on the beach and you finish one Elin Hilderbrand novel and don’t want to get out of your chair, you can sit there, buy the rest, and load them on your device.
I designed a system to project video on the moon for all of humanity to see. I did this sort of as therapy as I was doing my Ph.D. in device physics.
I’m carrying an iPhone 5. I like this device. It’s been impressive. I have a Windows and an Android device… I carry an iPad. I carry a Kindle… Yeah, I have a lot of devices.
Over the years, EpiPen’s manufacturer, Mylan, made meaningful modifications to its auto-injector pen. The company maintains some important intellectual property around these revisions. Mylan rightly argues that these features differentiate its device.
With Windows 8, Microsoft is trying to gain market share in what has been dominated by the iPad-type device. But a lot of those users are frustrated. They can’t type. They can’t create documents.
I grew up around electronic instruments. To me, the turntable is an electronic device. At the same time, I had access to drum machines and keyboards through my uncle; then track recorders into computers. At an early age, I was messing with computers more than most hip-hop musicians.
With Caavo, you don’t have to know the device name, the network name, the service name. Just which show you want to watch, regardless of whether it’s live, recorded, downloaded or streaming.
All devices should just sip power and be charged like a calculator is, with a small solar cell. No power adaptors. It’s easy to put a solar cell into a device, but it’s not powerful enough to drive today’s cell phones or laptops. They need too much power to run.
The iPad is a superior consumption device for material on the Web.
Beyond the hype, style, and speculation, the truth is that the iPad is really just another tablet device. A really big PDA, where a touchscreen does what a laptop’s keyboard used to do.
A computer is a great device because it enables you to do anything which is automatic, anything that you don’t need your understanding for. Understanding is outside a computer. It doesn’t understand.
I don’t even think whether I play the blues or not, I just play whatever feels right at the moment. I also will use any gadget or device that I find that helps me achieve the sort of sound on the guitar that I want to get.
As the inventor of the Immortality Device, I basically just tell people what I honestly think.
Any device in science is a window on to nature, and each new window contributes to the breadth of our view.
A. S. Byatt is a writer in mid-career whose time has certainly come, because ‘Possession’ is a tour de force that opens every narrative device of English fiction to inspection without, for a moment, ceasing to delight.
I don’t want to read a book on a device. I like a book with a hard cover and text on a piece of paper. I like magazines. I don’t care if I carry around 100 lbs. of magazines; I’d rather do that than look at them on the Internet.
When something effective takes hold, it can change the world. Whether through a mobile device or a desktop computer, connectivity and creativity make it all possible.
I think PSP is going to be the most successful handheld entertainment device ever. What it will do in terms of the versatility, obviously you can download music to it, and you’ll be able to enjoy all your great tunes on it.
You are overboard in deep open water without a PFD (personal floatation device), or at least that’s what your instructor is yelling. Sink or swim, plebe.
If chick-lit really is taking a commercial battering, I’d suggest it’s because the marketing has been done to death. Covering everything in girlie pink and putting chocolate in the title may once have been a clever Pavlovian device but now makes readers feel a bit sick.
Chemistry, until my childhood, not that long ago, was regarded as a calculating device. Because you couldn’t reduce to physics. So it’s just some way of calculating the result of experiments. The Bohr atom was treated that way.
The idea that RBI will be able to make a big transfer to the government was misplaced. It was a very good signalling device that the government was very serious about cracking down on corruption and black money. But I do not think it was very effective in curbing it.
There’s a feature on Facebook where you can enable security that checks the device you’re coming from. By default these features are likely off, but as a consumer, you can enable them.
Every device there is in language is there to be used, if you will. Poets have got to enjoy themselves sometimes, and the twistings and convolutions of words, the inventions and contrivances, are all part of the joy that is part of the painful, voluntary work.
Self-tracking using a wearable device can be fascinating.
I would love to have some sort of ‘Back To The Future’ Delorean time machine travel device so I could go back to 1981 to see that very first Jackson 5 concert I went to, back when I was a kid.
Device makers, especially consumer-focused ones, have been the Achilles’ heel of IoT security. These vendors have often viewed proper security implementations as extra cost, complexity, and time-to-market burdens with an unclear payoff.
Get yourself a pedometer. It’s an inexpensive device that fits in your pocket or clips on your pants and counts your steps.
Studying doesn’t have to happen in a silo. It can be a social experience. You can engage with your friends and family to find out the answer to a tough question or have someone explain it to you. You can also study anywhere you happen to be and on any device.
We are one of the largest enterprise app developers in the world as well as very active in the Internet of Things through our connected platform. So we could connect people to people, device to device, machine to machine, almost everything with everything.
When you take an Android device out of the box, you have to sign up to nine accounts with different vendors to get the experience iOS comes with.
I saw the waterboarding device in Cambodia’s notorious Tuol Sleng prison in Phnom Penh and did not see another until I was strapped down on an identical one at SERE. Waterboarding was administered as a ‘stress demonstrator’ to show that an enemy could make one say anything. And one does.
I do like the iPhone. I’ve been a Blackberry person from, like, literally day one of Blackberry, so it’s been a real switch, but it’s a great device.
Social media, like blogs, are truth-seeking technologies. In fact, the Internet itself is the greatest truth-generating device ever created.
I’ve long been interested in the tale-within-a-tale phenomenon. I’m familiar with many tales which use this framework or the device of many people in one place, telling their stories, or multiple storytellers commenting on each others’ stories with their own.
I personally believe that the iPod is a frankly corrosive device because it encourages you to surround yourself with your favorites. The whole idea of a playlist is to surround yourself with your favorite things, and the interesting thing is that when you do that, they cease to be your favorites.
Immortality Device has been tested and researched by medical researchers all over the world from time to time. They email me and told me what they found. I post their results sometimes on my site.
I am still a lover of paper books. One of my first jobs was in a bookstore, and I still like to be able to write in a margin and feel the paper. Once inside of a digital device, I end up losing things.
‘Bradshaw’s’ is a lovely device for the time-travelling television presenter. I just hope that people buying it aren’t doing so with the intention of plotting a tour of 21st-century Europe. They’ll find quite a lot has changed since 1913.
For much of Toyota’s history, we have ensured the quality and reliability of our vehicles by placing a device called an andon cord on every production line – and empowering any team member to halt production if there’s an assembly problem. Only when the problem is resolved does the line begin to move again.
It’s known as the Livingstone Formulation. It’s a cunning rhetorical device routinely deployed to shield avowedly left-wing establishment figures from any scrutiny that might expose their ‘anti-Zionist’ obsessions as redolent of a bigotry of that older and more unambiguously unsanitary type: antisemitism.
Whatever the device you use for getting your information out, it should be the same information.
How many times have you been watching an episode of ‘South Park’ and thought, ‘I’d like to be able to watch this on my television while hooked into my mobile device, which is being controlled by my tablet device which is hooked into my oven, all while sitting in the refrigerator?’
I am fascinated by the idea of employing beautiful images as a device to convey something extremely disturbing in an apparently harmless way.
Technology writers are seldom subject to frenzied, Beatlemania-esque paroxysms of public attention. June 29, 2007, was the exception. I was in the wrong place – Apple’s Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan – with the right device. The iPhone.
It is better, however, for his own reputation that the story-teller should risk a few actions for libel on account of these unfortunate coincidences than that he should adopt the melancholy device of using blanks or asterisks.
That’s how diversity becomes a gimmick or device, when it is introduced but not supported.
There’s something about using the cinematic device as a tool to connect with dimensions of the world that you don’t know too well, you’re not too familiar with. It’s like a creating a bridge, or a spaceship to travel to the unknown.
I always loved silent movies. I was not a specialist, but I loved them. And when I started directing, I became really fascinated by the format – how it works, the device of the silent movie. It’s not the same form of expression as a talkie. The lack of sounds makes you participate in the storytelling.
Early on, Android phones were pitched as kind of ersatz iPhones, devices that could do most of what an iPhone did – but were available on carriers other than AT&T, a relatively horrible network that was the biggest source of complaints about Apple’s transformative device.