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The 'Net is a waste of time, and that's exactly what's right about it.

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.

The box was a universe, a poem, frozen on the boundaries of human experience.

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.

The future has already arrived. It's just not evenly distributed yet.

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

The Internet is a telephone system that's gotten uppity.

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

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

The Internet treats censorship as a malfunction and routes around it.

The Linux philosophy is 'Laugh in the face of danger'. Oops. Wrong One. 'Do it yourself'. Yes, that's it.

The machine does not isolate man from the great problems of nature but plunges him more deeply into them.

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

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.

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.

The 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 right to speak it.

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 real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.

The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead station.

The system of nature, of which man is a part, tends to be self-balancing, self-adjusting, self-cleansing. Not so with technology.


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