"The best way to predict the future is to invent it."
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
"Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards."
"The robot is going to lose. Not by much. But when the final score is tallied, flesh and blood is going to beat the damn monster."
"The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life."
"Do you realize if it weren't for Edison we'd be watching TV by candlelight?"
"Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking of them."
"Telephone, n. An invention of the devil which abrogates some of the advantages of making a disagreeable person keep his distance."
"Just as we could have rode into the sunset, along came the Internet, and it tripled the significance of the PC."
"Leaders have to act more quickly today. The pressure comes much faster."
"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."
"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 computer is the first metamedium, and as such it has degrees of freedom for representation and expression never before encountered and as yet barely investigated."
"The machine does not isolate man from the great problems of nature but plunges him more deeply into them."
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."
"Inventor: A person who makes an ingenious arrangement of wheels, levers and springs, and believes it civilization."
"What the country needs are a few labor-making inventions."
"The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do."
"The internet is a great way to get on the net."
"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."
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