Thursday, October 20, 2011

"I read a study

that measured the efficiency

of locomotion

for various species

on the planet.

The condor used the least energy to move a kilometer.

Humans came in with a rather unimpressive showing

about a third of the way down the list.

... then someone at Scientific American had the insight

to test the efficiency of locomotion

for a man on a bicycle,

[who] blew the condor away.

That's what a computer is to me

... the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with.

It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."

--Steve Jobs, in a 1990 interview