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Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts.
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.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Defect-free software does not exist.
People are stunned to hear that one company has data files on 185 million Americans.
The 'Net is a waste of time, and that's exactly what's right about it.
The Internet is a telephone system that's gotten uppity.
It's impossible to move, to live, to operate at any level without leaving traces, bits, seemingly meaningless fragments of personal information.
A satellite has no conscience.
Edward R. Murrow
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.
Doing linear scans over an associative array is like trying to club someone to death with a loaded Uzi.
Sites need to be able to interact in one single, universal space.
The telephone is a 100-year-old technology. It's time for a change. Charging for phone calls is something you did last century.
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
The protean nature of the computer is such that it can act like a machine or like a language to be shaped and exploited.
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
Building technical systems involves a lot of hard work and specialized knowledge: languages and protocols, coding and debugging, testing and refactoring.
Jesse James Garrett
Just as we could have rode into the sunset, along came the Internet, and it tripled the significance of the PC.
I think complexity is mostly sort of crummy stuff that is there because it's too expensive to change the interface.
I don't mind if somebody texts me but I'm not a big texter, the things are too small. I don't mind if they text, '7 o'clock,' that's fine, that's logistics but, 'What's up?' Get real! Pick up a phone!
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.
Building one space station for everyone was and is insane: we should have built a dozen.
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.
Broadband access is the great equalizer, leveling the playing field so that every willing and able person, no matter their station in life, has access to the information and tools necessary to achieve the American Dream.
Michael K. Powell
The great thing that guys like Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and the Google guys have in common is they treat their technology like it's art, and I suppose in the hands of virtuosos like them, it is.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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