"Our Age of Anxiety is, in great part, the result of trying to do today's jobs with yesterday's tools."
"Technology is the knack of so arranging the world that we don't have to experience it."
"What's sort of interesting about the whole public relations disaster that is the Net, in some ways, is that the fundamentals are really good."
"Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant."
"Microsoft is engaging in unlawful predatory practices that go well beyond the scope of fair competition."
"The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation."
"If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner."
"My favorite thing about the Internet is that you get to go into the private world of real creeps without having to smell them."
"We're making a major move of the Internet, and runway.polo.com is a natural extension of both polo.com and our collection business."
"People are stunned to hear that one company has data files on 185 million Americans."
"Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons."
"I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented."
"In total desperation, I called over to the engineering building, and I said, "Please cut off a nanosecond and send it over to me.""
"At the end of about a week, I called back and said, "I need something to compare this to. Could I please have a microsecond?""
"For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled."
"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."
"Computers shouldn't be unusable. You don't need to know how to work a telephone switch to make a phone call, or how to use the Hoover Dam to take a shower, or how to work a nuclear-power plant to turn on the lights."
"I 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 far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image."
"Microsoft is a bully. Microsoft is trying to hoodwink nontechnical people."
"Gates is the ultimate programming machine. He believes everything can be defined, examined, reduced to essentials, and rearranged into a logical sequence that will achieve a particular goal."
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