Topics - Technology


Quote 7I 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 adv...
Quote 10Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught math...
Quote 14Bill Gates is a very rich man today... and do you want to know why? The answer is one word: versions.
Quote 53Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking of them.
Quote 58Gates is the ultimate programming machine. He believes everything can be defined, examined, reduced to essentials, and rearranged into a log...
Quote 104Computing is not about computers any more. It is about living.
Quote 151Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don't need to be done.
Quote 167Champagne, if you are seeking the truth, is better than a lie detector. It encourages a man to be expansive, even reckless, while lie detect...
Quote 207A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.
Quote 234Never trust a computer you can't throw out a window.
Quote 246Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.
Quote 254Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Quote 266Doing linear scans over an associative array is like trying to club someone to death with a loaded Uzi.
Quote 278For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
Quote 301Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
Quote 371Globalization, as defined by rich people like us, is a very nice thing... you are talking about the Internet, you are talking about cell pho...
Quote 408Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant.
Quote 458All 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 a...
Quote 531For 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 though...
Quote 887I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so fa...
Quote 909People think computers will keep them from making mistakes. They're wrong. With computers you make mistakes faster.
Quote 1025Do you realize if it weren't for Edison we'd be watching TV by candlelight?
Quote 1147I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.
Quote 1163Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.
Quote 1168Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest.
Quote 1215Computers are magnificent tools for the realization of our dreams, but no machine can replace the human spark of spirit, compassion, love, a...
Quote 1247The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The se...
Quote 1325One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
Quote 1403The computer is a moron. - Peter Drucker
Quote 1484Congress will pass a law restricting public comment on the Internet to individuals who have spent a minimum of one hour actually accomplishi...
Quote 1807Supercomputers will achieve one human brain capacity by 2010, and personal computers will do so by about 2020.
Quote 2074The Internet: Transforming Society and Shaping the Future Through Chat.
Quote 2412The digital revolution is far more significant than the invention of writing or even of printing.
Quote 2623The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do.
Quote 3327I am not the only person who uses his computer mainly for the purpose of diddling with his computer.
Quote 4105I think it's fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we've ever created. They're tools of co...
Quote 4382Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions, including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog.
Quote 4404Bill Gates is the pope of the personal computer industry. He decides who's going to build.
Quote 4445Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
Quote 4483It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.
Quote 7615We've arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology.
Quote 7665Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.
Quote 7708Because I believe that humans are computers, I conjectured that computers, like people, can have left- and right-handed versions.
Quote 7737Technology... is a queer thing. It brings you great gifts with one hand, and it stabs you in the back with the other.
Quote 8114The Internet treats censorship as a malfunction and routes around it.
Quote 8218We're still in the first minutes of the first day of the Internet revolution.
Quote 8269I think people have a vague sense that the television system is changing.
Quote 8312Microsoft is engaging in unlawful predatory practices that go well beyond the scope of fair competition.
Quote 8406In software systems it is often the early bird that makes the worm.
Quote 8408I have an almost religious zeal... not for technology per se, but for the Internet which is for me, the nervous system of mother Earth, whic...
Quote 8717Technology is a gift of God. After the gift of life it is perhaps the greatest of God's gifts. It is the mother of civilizations, of ar...
Quote 8725We need a data network that can easily carry voice, instead of what we have today, a voice network struggling to carry data.
Quote 8768Television is a medium because anything well done is rare.
Quote 8952The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life.
Quote 8999Inventor: A person who makes an ingenious arrangement of wheels, levers and springs, and believes it civilization.
Quote 9254It is only when they go wrong that machines remind you how powerful they are.
Quote 9286I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
Quote 9358The system of nature, of which man is a part, tends to be self-balancing, self-adjusting, self-cleansing. Not so with technology.
Quote 9473Our technological powers increase, but the side effects and potential hazards also escalate.
Quote 9629Technology has to be invented or adopted. - Jared Diamond
Quote 9655The Internet is a telephone system that's gotten uppity.
Quote 9698Real programmers can write assembly code in any language.
Quote 9733The 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 l...
Quote 9764The 'Net is a waste of time, and that's exactly what's right about it.
Quote 9792Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving America a new sense of purpo...
Quote 9828Building technical systems involves a lot of hard work and specialized knowledge: languages and protocols, coding and debugging, testing and...
Quote 9856The protean nature of the computer is such that it can act like a machine or like a language to be shaped and exploited.
Quote 9869Sites need to be able to interact in one single, universal space.
Quote 9884It's impossible to move, to live, to operate at any level without leaving traces, bits, seemingly meaningless fragments of personal inf...
Quote 9982What's sort of interesting about the whole public relations disaster that is the Net, in some ways, is that the fundamentals are really...
Quote 9987The telephone is a 100-year-old technology. It's time for a change. Charging for phone calls is something you did last century.
Quote 10036There are three roads to ruin; women, gambling and technicians. The most pleasant is with women, the quickest is with gambling, but the sure...
Quote 10179The newest computer can merely compound, at speed, the oldest problem in the relations between human beings, and in the end the communicator...
Quote 10199Defect-free software does not exist. - William Gibson
Quote 10377The march of science and technology does not imply growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people. It often means the opposite.
Quote 10406What new technology does is create new opportunities to do a job that customers want done.
Quote 10455Technology is making gestures precise and brutal, and with them men.
Quote 10631Technology is the knack of so arranging the world that we don't have to experience it.
Quote 10743It is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day's toil of any human being.
Quote 10835Just as we could have rode into the sunset, along came the Internet, and it tripled the significance of the PC.
Quote 10894The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.
Quote 10940The only thing that I'd rather own than Windows is English, because then I could charge you two hundred and forty-nine dollars for the ...
Quote 11015It may not always be profitable at first for businesses to be online, but it is certainly going to be unprofitable not to be online.
Quote 11153Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase n...
Quote 11156If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.
Quote 11165Telephone, n. An invention of the devil which abrogates some of the advantages of making a disagreeable person keep his distance.
Quote 11287We will create a civilization of the Mind in Cyberspace. May it be more humane and fair than the world your governments have made before.
Quote 11391The Linux philosophy is 'Laugh in the face of danger'. Oops. Wrong One. 'Do it yourself'. Yes, that's it.
Quote 11408Leaders have to act more quickly today. The pressure comes much faster.
Quote 11420I think it is inevitable that people program poorly. Training will not substantially help matters. We have to learn to live with it.
Quote 11434I 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 t...
Quote 11468Microsoft isn't evil, they just make really crappy operating systems.
Quote 11523What the country needs are a few labor-making inventions.
Quote 11822People are stunned to hear that one company has data files on 185 million Americans.
Quote 11989People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware.
Quote 12241The most important and urgent problems of the technology of today are no longer the satisfactions of the primary needs or of archetypal wish...
Quote 12258Style 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 ...
Quote 12537The internet is a great way to get on the net.
Quote 12591The research rat of the future allows experimentation without manipulation of the real world. This is the cutting edge of modeling technolog...
Quote 12689The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation.
Quote 13006The Internet is the most important single development in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting.
Quote 13306Technology is so much fun but we can drown in our technology. The fog of information can drive out knowledge.
Quote 13438Relying on the government to protect your privacy is like asking a peeping tom to install your window blinds.
Quote 13482I think complexity is mostly sort of crummy stuff that is there because it's too expensive to change the interface.
Quote 13764Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.
Quote 13874We 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...
Quote 13943If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger.
Quote 14011Men have become the tools of their tools. - Henry David Thoreau
Quote 14079Building one space station for everyone was and is insane: we should have built a dozen.