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Born: 1922-02-06
Profession: Writer
Nation: English
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Then after that came word processors and it's hard to make those laugh.

Tags: After, Hard, Laugh

And if you can offer an explanation as to why it doesn't work then you've got to the whole root of comedy.

Tags: Whole, Why, Work

Everyone who appears in a scene gets paid.

Tags: Everyone, Paid, Scene

Frank liked administrative work and was good at it.

Tags: Good, Liked, Work

I defy anyone to get a decision that quickly these days.

Tags: Anyone, Days, Decision

I used to like writing for comedians - I enjoyed the challenge of making other people funny.

Tags: Challenge, Funny, Writing

If the laughter of the audience was malicious we wouldn't show it.

Tags: Audience, Laughter, Show

There's an unseen force which lets birds know when you've just washed your car.

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And when you're on your own there is that terrifying possibility that you may be the only person on the planet who thinks it's funny - and you have no way of finding out.

Tags: Funny, May, Thinks

It's like your children talking about holidays, you find they have a quite different memory of it from you. Perhaps everything is not how it is, but how it's remembered.

Tags: Children, Memory, Talking

The comedians all finished their acts with a song. They would get a certain amount of money from the song publishers and would use that money to pay the writers. None of them paid very much for their comedy material, but it all added up.

Tags: Comedy, Money, Song

If it is a shame to be the second man on Mount Everest, then I will have to live with this shame.

Tags: Everest, Second, Shame

If I know I make this much trouble, I never climb Everest.

Tags: Climb, Everest, Trouble

Isn't one of your first exercises in learning how to communicate to write a description of how to tie your shoelaces? The point being that it's basically impossible to use text to show that.

Tags: Impossible, Learning, Write

It is relatively easy to design for the perfect cases, when everything goes right, or when all the information required is available in proper format.

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Sure, one can always get the students to relax and be happy - entertained, but although being laid back and relax can also lead to creativity, mostly it means that nothing much gets done.

Tags: Creativity, Done, Happy

And to get real work experience, you need a job, and most jobs will require you to have had either real work experience or a graduate degree.

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Beauty and brains, pleasure and usability - they should go hand in hand.

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Am I an Apple bigot? No. I can critique their products and their customer service philosophy. But overall, they do better than any other player.

Tags: Philosophy, Player, Service

Also note that invariably when we design something that can be used by those with disabilities, we often make it better for everyone.

Tags: Design, Everyone, Often
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AS for all those mistakes I make - they are on purpose - to teach you how to deal with them.

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Everyday people are not very good designers.

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I believe that robots should only have faces if they truly need them.

Tags: Faces, Robots, Truly

I prefer design by experts - by people who know what they are doing.

Tags: Design, Experts, Prefer

I think there is a tendency in science to measure what is measurable and to decide that what you cannot measure must be uninteresting.

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If you think the products don't match what you want from a product, don't buy it.

Tags: Buy, Match, Product

In my opinion, no single design is apt to be optimal for everyone.

Tags: Design, Opinion, Single

Knowing how people will use something is essential.

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Market segmentation s a natural result of the vast differences among people.

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Our information lives will be better served when we are free to get to our information from wherever we are, with any device available.

Tags: Free, Lives, Wherever

Readers always seem to think that the author has some control over the design of their books.

Tags: Books, Control, Design

Scientists are always skeptics.

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So what does a good teacher do? Create tension - but just the right amount.

Tags: Create, Good, Teacher

The problem with emotion was that it was clearly something important, but-at least according to the old philosophy-it was something to overcome.

Tags: Emotion, Old, Problem

To me, error analysis is the sweet spot for improvement.

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User-centered design means working with your users all throughout the project.

Tags: Design, Means, Working

We expert teachers know that motivation and emotional impact are what matter.

Tags: Emotional, Matter, Teacher

You won't catch me giving clear lectures.

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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?

Tags: After, Big, Good

I believe that the Apple Shuffle is an excellent compromise among the conflicting requirements of simplicity, elegance, size, battery life, and function.

Tags: Compromise, Excellent, Life

I've been looking at the iPod- the Apple iPod. One of the interesting things about the iPod, one of the things that people love most about it is not the technology; it's the box it comes in.

Tags: Looking, Love, Technology