For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
Richard P. Feynman
Doing linear scans over an associative array is like trying to club someone to death with a loaded Uzi.
You affect the world by what you browse.
There are three roads to ruin; women, gambling and technicians. The most pleasant is with women, the quickest is with gambling, but the surest is with technicians.
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
I think it is inevitable that people program poorly. Training will not substantially help matters. We have to learn to live with it.
It's impossible to move, to live, to operate at any level without leaving traces, bits, seemingly meaningless fragments of personal information.
Defect-free software does not exist.
Sites need to be able to interact in one single, universal space.
The Web as I envisaged it, we have not seen it yet. The future is still so much bigger than the past.
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.
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.
We will create a civilization of the Mind in Cyberspace. May it be more humane and fair than the world your governments have made before.
John Perry Barlow
People are stunned to hear that one company has data files on 185 million Americans.
Technology is so much fun but we can drown in our technology. The fog of information can drive out knowledge.
Daniel J. Boorstin
In software systems it is often the early bird that makes the worm.
The 'Net is a waste of time, and that's exactly what's right about it.
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.
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.
We've arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology.
It may not always be profitable at first for businesses to be online, but it is certainly going to be unprofitable not to be online.
Microsoft is engaging in unlawful predatory practices that go well beyond the scope of fair competition.
Technology is the knack of so arranging the world that we don't have to experience it.
Relying on the government to protect your privacy is like asking a peeping tom to install your window blinds.
John Perry Barlow
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
Our technological powers increase, but the side effects and potential hazards also escalate.
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.
The telephone is a 100-year-old technology. It's time for a change. Charging for phone calls is something you did last century.
We're still in the first minutes of the first day of the Internet revolution.
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
Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts.
For my confirmation, I didn't get a watch and my first pair of long pants, like most Lutheran boys. I got a telescope. My mother thought it would make the best gift.
Wernher von Braun
What the country needs are a few labor-making inventions.
Arnold H. Glasow
I think complexity is mostly sort of crummy stuff that is there because it's too expensive to change the interface.
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.
What new technology does is create new opportunities to do a job that customers want done.
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
I think people have a vague sense that the television system is changing.
Michael K. Powell
The protean nature of the computer is such that it can act like a machine or like a language to be shaped and exploited.
The Internet is a telephone system that's gotten uppity.
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