Authors - Clifford Stoll

Brief Biography

Clifford Stoll (or Cliff Stoll) is a U.S. astronomer and author. He is best known for his pursuit of hacker Markus Hess in 1986 and the subsequent 1989 book, The Cuckoo's Egg, which details his investigation. Stoll has authored a total of three books as well as technology articles in the non-specialist press (e.g., in Scientific American on the Curta mechanical calculator and the slide rule). - Wikipedia

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Quote 2961by Anonymous on 03/02/2011

Data is not information, information is not knowledge, knowledge is not understanding, understanding is not wisdom.
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    Quote 4975by Anonymous on 04/05/2011

    A box of crayons and a big sheet of paper provides a more expressive medium for kids than computerized paint programs.
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      Quote 5330by Anonymous on 20/06/2011

      I sense an insatiable demand for connectivity. Maybe all these people have discovered important uses for the Internet. Perhaps some of them feel hungry for a community that our real neighborhoods don't deliver. At least a few must wonder what the big deal is.
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        Quote 5715by Anonymous on 21/08/2011

        The Internet has no such organization - files are made available at random locations. To search through this chaos, we need smart tools, programs that find resources for us.
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          Quote 6159by Anonymous on 14/09/2011

          It's a great medium for trivia and hobbies, but not the place for reasoned, reflective judgment. Suprisingly often, discussions degenerate into acrimony, insults and flames.
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            Quote 6372by Anonymous on 19/09/2011

            Why is it drug addicts and computer afficionados are both called users?
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              Quote 6500by Anonymous on 19/09/2011

              As the networks evolve, so do my opinions toward them, and my divergent feelings bring out conflicting points of view. In advance, I apologize to those who expect a consistent position from me.
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                Quote 6834by Anonymous on 10/10/2011

                Anyone can post messages to the net. Practically everyone does. The resulting cacophony drowns out serious discussion.
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                  Quote 9371by Anonymous on 19/07/2012

                  Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.
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                    Quote 9503by Anonymous on 01/08/2012

                    No computer network with pretty graphics can ever replace the salespeople that make our society work.
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                      Quote 9655by Anonymous on 12/08/2012

                      The Internet is a telephone system that's gotten uppity.
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                        Quote 9843by Anonymous on 26/08/2012

                        Call me a troglodyte; I'd rather peruse those photos alongside my sweetheart, catch the newspaper on the way to work, and page thorough a real book.
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                          Quote 10397by Anonymous on 01/10/2012

                          Electronic communication is an instantaneous and illusory contact that creates a sense of intimacy without the emotional investment that leads to close friendships.
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                            Quote 10470by Anonymous on 07/10/2012

                            Computers force us into creating with our minds and prevent us from making things with our hands. They dull the skills we use in everyday life.
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                              Quote 11244by Anonymous on 05/12/2012

                              Here are my strong reservations about the wave of computer networks. They isolate us from one another and cheapen the meaning of actual experience. They work against literacy and creativity. They undercut our schools and libraries.
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                                Quote 11875by Anonymous on 29/01/2013

                                Treat your password like your toothbrush. Don't let anybody else use it, and get a new one every six months.
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                                  Quote 13774by Anonymous on 31/08/2013

                                  I spend almost as much time figuring out what's wrong with my computer as I do actually using it.
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