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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.
Inventor: A person who makes an ingenious arrangement of wheels, levers and springs, and believes it civilization.
Mechanization best serves mediocrity.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Technology is making gestures precise and brutal, and with them men.
Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts.
Tweeting is like sending out cool telegrams to your friends once a week.
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.
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
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.
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.
Real programmers can write assembly code in any language.
Doing linear scans over an associative array is like trying to club someone to death with a loaded Uzi.
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.
The telephone is a 100-year-old technology. It's time for a change. Charging for phone calls is something you did last century.
Sites need to be able to interact in one single, universal space.
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
I want people to use Perl. I want to be a positive ingredient of the world and make my American history. So, whatever it takes to give away my software and get it used, that's great.
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.
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.
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
Building one space station for everyone was and is insane: we should have built a dozen.
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.
Leonardo da Vinci
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