The great fortunes of the information age lie in the hands of companies that have established proprietary architectures that are used by a large installed base of locked-in customers.
— Carl Shapiro and Hal Varian
A philosopher riding through the countryside on a train once leaned over to peer long and hard out the window. When asked what he saw, he replied that he was looking at a half of twenty sheep, and that he was wondering how he could find out about the other half.
The Prince, travelling through his domains, noticed a man in the cheering crowds who bore a striking resemblance to himself. He beckoned him over and asked: ‘‘Was your mother ever employed in my palace?’’ ‘‘No, Sire,’’ the man replied. ‘‘But my father was.’’
– Quoted by Freud