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The most important and urgent problems of the technology
of today are no longer the satisfactions of the primary
needs or of archetypal wishes,
but the reparation of the evils and damages by the technology of yesterday.
- Dennis Gabor

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C. Clarke

The telephone is a 100-year-old technology.
It's time for a change.
Charging for phone calls is something you did last century.
- Niklas Zennstrom

I have an almost religious zeal...
not for technology per se, but for the Internet which is for me,
the nervous system of mother Earth, which I see as a living creature,
linking up.
- Dan Millman

 

Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The march of science and technology does not imply
growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people.
It often means the opposite.
- Thomas Sowell

We've arranged a civilization in which most crucial
elements profoundly depend on science and technology.
- Carl Sagan

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The research rat of the future allows experimentation
without manipulation of the real world.
This is the cutting edge of modeling technology.
- John Spencer

Technology is the knack of so arranging the world that
we don't have to experience it.
- Max Frisch

Technology...
is a queer thing.
It brings you great gifts with one hand,
and it stabs you in the back with the other.
- Carrie P. Snow

Technology is a gift of God.
After the gift of life it is perhaps the greatest of God's gifts.
It is the mother of civilizations, of arts and of sciences.
- Freeman Dyson

Technology is so much fun but we can drown in our technology.
The fog of information can drive out knowledge.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations,
for Nature cannot be fooled.
- Richard P. Feynman

If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence,
our servant may prove to be our executioner.
- Omar N. Bradley

Technology is making gestures precise and brutal,
and with them men.
- Theodor Adorno

Technology has to be invented or adopted.
- Jared Diamond

The system of nature, of which man is a part,
tends to be self-balancing, self-adjusting,
self-cleansing.
Not so with technology.
- E. F. Schumacher

If future generations are to remember us
more with gratitude than sorrow,
we must achieve more than just the miracles of technology.
We must also leave them a glimpse of the world
as it was created, not just as it looked
when we got through with it.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

The first rule of any technology used in a business
is that automation applied to an efficient operation
will magnify the efficiency.
The second is that automation applied to an inefficient
operation will magnify the inefficiency.
- Bill Gates

What new technology does is create new opportunities
to do a job that customers want done.
- Tim O'Reilly

The protean nature of the computer is such that it
can act like a machine or like a language to be shaped and exploited.
- Alan Kay

Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things
no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving
America a new sense of purpose.
- Andy Rooney

Cyberspace.
A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators,
in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts.
- William Gibson

Technological progress has merely provided us with
more efficient means for going backwards.
- Aldous Huxley

Our technological powers increase, but the side effects
and potential hazards also escalate.
- Alvin Toffler

The world is very different now.
For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish
all forms of human poverty,
and all forms of human life.
- John F. Kennedy

Microsoft isn't evil, they just make really crappy operating systems.
- Linus Torvalds

We need a data network that can easily carry voice,
instead of what we have today, a voice network struggling to carry data.
- Reed Hundt

The only thing that I'd rather own than Windows is English,
because then I could charge you two hundred and forty-nine
dollars for the right to speak it.
- Scott McNealy

Just as we could have rode into the sunset,
along came the Internet, and it tripled the significance of the PC.
- Andy Grove

I think it is inevitable that people program poorly.
Training will not substantially help matters.
We have to learn to live with it.
- Alan Perlis

People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware.
- Alan Kay

Getting information off the Internet is like taking
a drink from a fire hydrant.
- Mitchell Kapor

The Internet is a telephone system that's gotten uppity.
- Clifford Stoll

It is only when they go wrong that machines remind
you how powerful they are.
- Clive James

Congress will pass a law restricting public comment
on the Internet to individuals who have spent a minimum
of one hour actually accomplishing a specific task while on line.
- Andy Grove

The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that
for some people it is a complete substitute for life.
- Andrew Brown

I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the
wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because
their scientists were more advanced than ours.
- John F. Kennedy

All of the books in the world contain no more information
than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year.
Not all bits have equal value.
- Carl Sagan

The internet is a great way to get on the net.
- Bob Dole

The newest computer can merely compound,
at speed, the oldest problem in the relations between human beings,
and in the end the communicator will be confronted with the old problem,
of what to say and how to say it.
- Edward R. Murrow

We are the children of a technological age.
We have found streamlined ways of doing much of our routine work.
Printing is no longer the only way of reproducing books.
Reading them, however, has not changed.
- Lawrence Clark Powell

You affect the world by what you browse.
- Tim Berners-Lee

Doing linear scans over an associative array is like
trying to club someone to death with a loaded Uzi.
- Larry Wall

The Internet treats censorship as a malfunction and routes around it.
- John Perry Barlow

If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Style used to be an interaction between the human soul
and tools that were limiting.
In the digital era, it will have to come from the soul alone.
- Jaron Lanier

It is questionable if all the mechanical inventions
yet made have lightened the day's toil of any human being.
- John Stuart Mill

The machine does not isolate man from the great problems
of nature but plunges him more deeply into them.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Building technical systems involves a lot of hard work
and specialized knowledge:
languages and protocols,
coding and debugging, testing and refactoring.
- Jesse James Garrett

It's impossible to move, to live, to operate at any
level without leaving traces,
bits, seemingly meaningless fragments of personal information.
- William Gibson

I used to think that cyberspace was fifty years away.
What I thought was fifty years away,
was only ten years away.
And what I thought was ten years away...
it was already here.
I just wasn't aware of it yet.
- Bruce Sterling

Building one space station for everyone was and is insane:
we should have built a dozen.
- Larry Niven

I think people have a vague sense that the television system is changing.
- Michael K. Powell

What the country needs are a few labor-making inventions.
- Arnold H. Glasow

What's sort of interesting about the whole public relations
disaster that is the Net,
in some ways, is that the fundamentals are really good.
- Meg Whitman

We're still in the first minutes of the first day of the Internet revolution.
- Scott Cook

Soon silence will have passed into legend.
Man has turned his back on silence.
Day after day he invents machines and devices that
increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life,
contemplation, meditation.
- Jean Arp

Civilization advances by extending the number of important
operations which we can perform without thinking of them.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Real programmers can write assembly code in any language.
- Larry Wall

Defect-free software does not exist.
- Wietse Venema

Microsoft is engaging in unlawful predatory practices
that go well beyond the scope of fair competition.
- Orrin Hatch

The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.
- B. F. Skinner

Bill Gates is a very rich man today...
and do you want to know why? The answer is one word:
versions.
- Dave Barry

The 'Net is a waste of time, and that's exactly what's right about it.
- William Gibson

Sites need to be able to interact in one single,
universal space.
- Tim Berners-Lee

Telephone, n. An invention of the devil which abrogates
some of the advantages of making a disagreeable person keep his distance.
- Ambrose Bierce

People are stunned to hear that one company has data
files on 185 million Americans.
- Ralph Nader

Globalization, as defined by rich people like us,
is a very nice thing...
you are talking about the Internet, you are talking about cell phones,
you are talking about computers.
This doesn't affect two-thirds of the people of the world.
- Jimmy Carter

Gates is the ultimate programming machine.
He believes everything can be defined,
examined, reduced to essentials, and rearranged into
a logical sequence that will achieve a particular goal.
- Stewart Alsop

I just invent, then wait until man comes around to
needing what I've invented.
- R. Buckminster Fuller


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