It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Arthur C. Clarke
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.
Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.
Bill Gates is a very rich man today... and do you want to know why? The answer is one word: versions.
People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware.
The Internet treats censorship as a malfunction and routes around it.
John Perry Barlow
Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant.
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
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.
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
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.
Men have become the tools of their tools.
Henry David Thoreau
The march of science and technology does not imply growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people. It often means the opposite.
The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation.
Do you realize if it weren't for Edison we'd be watching TV by candlelight?
Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.
Inventor: A person who makes an ingenious arrangement of wheels, levers and springs, and believes it civilization.
Telephone, n. An invention of the devil which abrogates some of the advantages of making a disagreeable person keep his distance.
The internet is a great way to get on the net.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.
B. F. Skinner
Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking of them.
Alfred North Whitehead
The Internet is the most important single development in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting.
Technology is making gestures precise and brutal, and with them men.
If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger.
Frank Lloyd Wright
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.
Television is a medium because anything well done is rare.
Champagne, if you are seeking the truth, is better than a lie detector. It encourages a man to be expansive, even reckless, while lie detectors are only a challenge to tell lies successfully.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
R. Buckminster Fuller
Microsoft isn't evil, they just make really crappy operating systems.
Real programmers can write assembly code in any language.
If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.
Omar N. Bradley
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 is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day's toil of any human being.
John Stuart Mill
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
R. Buckminster Fuller
The machine does not isolate man from the great problems of nature but plunges him more deeply into them.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Technology has to be invented or adopted.
Building one space station for everyone was and is insane: we should have built a dozen.
The Linux philosophy is 'Laugh in the face of danger'. Oops. Wrong One. 'Do it yourself'. Yes, that's it.
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