Technology Quotes

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.-Arthur C. Clarke

 

 

 

People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware.-Alan Kay

 

 

The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life.-Andrew Brown

 

 

Technology is supposed to make our lives easier, allowing us to do things more quickly and efficiently. But too often it seems to make things harder, leaving us with fifty-button remote controls, digital cameras with hundreds of mysterious features and book-length manuals, and cars with dashboard systems worthy of the space shuttle.-James Surowiecki

 

 

 

The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.-Bill Gates

 

 

The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn’t think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential.-Steve Ballmer

 

 

 

The internet is a great way to get on the net. – Bob Dole

 

 

Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant.-Mitch Kapor

 

 

Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.-Bill Gates

 

 

It is only when they go wrong that machines remind you how powerful they are.-Clive James

 

 

Technology… is a queer thing. It brings you great gifts with one hand, and it stabs you in the back with the other.-Carrie Snow

 

 

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.-Elbert Hubbard

 

 

Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking of them.-Alfred North Whitehead

 

 

Technology 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 arts and of sciences.-Freeman Dyson

 

 

Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.-Gertrude Stein

 

 

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.-Richard P. Feynman

 

 

Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards. – Aldous Huxley

 

 

Globalization, as defined by rich people like us, is a very nice thing… you are talking about the Internet, you are talking about cell phones, you are talking about computers. This doesn’t affect two-thirds of the people of the world.-Jimmy Carter

 

 

What new technology does is create new opportunities to do a job that customers want done.-Tim O’Reilly

 

 

Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, it might also be the last, unless we learn how to avoid the risks.-Stephen Hawking

 

 

We’re still in the first minutes of the first day of the Internet revolution.-Scott Cook

 

 

The Web as I envisaged it, we have not seen it yet. The future is still so much bigger than the past.-Tim Berners-Lee

 

 

Relying on the government to protect your privacy is like asking a peeping tom to install your window blinds.-John Perry Barlow

 

 

The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.-B. F. Skinner

 

 

The new electronic independence re-creates the world in the image of a global village.-Marshall McLuhan

 

 

The digital camera is a great invention because it allows us to reminisce. Instantly.-Demetri Martin

 

 

The technology keeps moving forward, which makes it easier for the artists to tell their stories and paint the pictures they want. – George-Lucas

 

 

The technology keeps moving forward, which makes it easier for the artists to tell their stories and paint the pictures they want.-George Lucas

 

 

Technology gives us power, but it does not and cannot tell us how to use that power. Thanks to technology, we can instantly communicate across the world, but it still doesn’t help us know what to say.-Jonathan Sacks

 

Bitcoin is a swarm of cyber hornets serving the goddess of wisdom, feeding on the fire of truth, exponentially growing ever smarter, faster, and stronger behind a wall of encrypted energy.-Michael J. Saylor

 

The Internet is the most important single development in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting.-Dave Barry

 

Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.-R. Buckminster Fuller

 

 

Microsoft isn’t evil, they just make really crappy operating systems.-Linus Torvalds

 

 

It’s impossible to move, to live, to operate at any level without leaving traces, bits, seemingly meaningless fragments of personal information.-William Gibson

 

 

The Linux philosophy is ‘Laugh in the face of danger’. Oops. Wrong One. ‘Do it yourself’. Yes, that’s it.-Linus Torvalds

 

 

You affect the world by what you browse.-Tim Berners Lee

 

 

It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.-Unknown

 

 

Technology is the knack of so arranging the world that we don’t have to experience it. – Max Frisch

 

 

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.-Georges Pompidou

 

If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.-Omar N. Bradley

 

 

The original idea of the web was that it should be a collaborative space where you can communicate through sharing information.-Tim Berners-Lee

 

 

Cyberspace can’t compensate for real space. We benefit from chatting to people face to face.-Jonathan Sacks

 

 

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 force people to have coffee with me, just because I don’t trust that a friendship can be maintained without any other senses besides a computer or cellphone screen.-John Cusack

 

 

The Internet treats censorship as a malfunction and routes around it.-John Perry Barlow

 

 

The ‘Net is a waste of time, and that’s exactly what’s right about it.-William Gibson

 

 

Our technological powers increase, but the side effects and potential hazards also escalate.-Alvin Toffler

 

 

Men have become the tools of their tools. – Henry David Thoreau

 

 

Cell phones, mobile e-mail, and all the other cool and slick gadgets can cause massive losses in our creative output and overall productivity.-Robin S. Sharma

 

 

Bill Gates is a very rich man today… and do you want to know why? The answer is one word: versions.-Dave Barry

 

 

These days the technology can solve our problems and then some. Solutions may not only erase physical or mental deficits but leave patients better off than ‘able-bodied’ folks. The person who has a disability today may have a superability tomorrow.-Daniel H. Wilson

 

 

In software systems it is often the early bird that makes the worm.-Alan Perlis

 

 

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.-Esther Dyson

 

 

Technology is so much fun but we can drown in our technology. The fog of information can drive out knowledge.-Daniel J. Boorstin

 

 

Doing linear scans over an associative array is like trying to club someone to death with a loaded Uzi.-Larry Wall

 

 

The march of science and technology does not imply growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people. It often means the opposite.-Thomas Sowell

 

 

 

Technology has to be invented or adopted.-Jared Diamond

 

 

An asteroid or a supervolcano could certainly destroy us, but we also face risks the dinosaurs never saw: An engineered virus, nuclear war, inadvertent creation of a micro black hole, or some as-yet-unknown technology could spell the end of us.-Elon Musk

 

 

Real programmers can write assembly code in any language. – Larry Wall

 

 

Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts.-William Gibson

 

 

If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger.-Frank Lloyd Wright

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