The trouble with programmers is that you can never tell what a programmer is doing until it's too late.

β€” Seymour Cray

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Interesting - I use a Mac to help me design the next Cray.

(when he was told that Apple Inc. had recently bought a Cray supercomputer to help them design the next Mac )

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Anyone can build a fast CPU. The trick is to build a fast system.

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#3 pencils and quadrille pads.(when asked what CAD tools he used to design the Cray I supercomputer )

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I talk to myself through the computer.

I ask myself questions, leave things to be looked at again, things that you would do with a notepad. It turns out today that it’s much better today to do with a personal computer rather than a notepad.

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Parity is for farmers.

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If you were plowing a field, which would you rather use? Two strong oxen or 1024 chickens?

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I'm supposed to be a scientific person but I use intuition more than logic in making basic decisions.

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#3 pencils and quadrille pads.

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Farmers buy a lot of computers.

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One of my guiding principles is don't do anything that other people are doing.

Always do something a little different if you can. The concept is that if you do it a little differently there is a greater potential for reward than if you the same thing that other people are doing. I think that this kind of goal for one's work, having obviously the maximum risk, would have the maximum reward no matter what the field may be.

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Thank heaven for startups; without them we'd never have any advances.

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I just bought a Mac to help me design the next Cray.

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About Seymour Cray

Quotes 13 sayings
Profession Electrical engineer
Birthday September 28, 1925
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