Compiled by Mia Inderbitzin

The Internet is like alcohol in some sense. It accentuates what you would do anyway.If you want to be a loner, you can be more alone. If you want to connect, it makes it easier to connect.
—Esther Dyson

Think before engaging the keyboard.
—Michael Lachowski, Netiquette for the Radio Control Soaring Exchange

They say a year in the Internet business is like a dog year…equivalent to seven years in a regular person’s life. In other words, it’s evolving fast and faster.
—Vinton Cerf

Like almost everyone who uses email, I receive a ton of spam every day. Much of it offers to help me get out of debt or get rich quick. It would be funny if it weren’t so exciting.
—Bill Gates

The Internet? Is that thing still around?
—Homer Simpson

A few decades ago, when you joined a company you became a member of a network that could last for many years. Today, the average American has been employed at her job for only four years. You cannot rely on your employer’s network or your father’s network; you have to build your own flexible, lifetime network.
—Scott Allen and David Teten, The Virtual Handshake

Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don’t think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without talking about the other.
—Bill Gates

Smart business people have always networked. Now the process of finding the right people, initiating a conversation, and identifying value for both parties is more efficient, because of social software.
—Peter Caputa, president, WhizSpark

We don’t accomplish anything in this world alone…and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one’s life and all the weavings of individual threads from one to another that creates something.
—Sandra Day O’Connor

We have technology, finally, that for the first time in human history allows people to really maintain rich connections with much larger numbers of people.
—Pierre Omidyar

The Internet will help achieve “friction-free capitalism” by putting buyer and seller in direct contact and providing more information to both about each other.
—Bill Gates

I agree completely with my son James when he says, “Internet is like electricity. The latter lights up everything, while the former lights up knowledge.”
—Kerry Packer

The strongest bond of human sympathy outside the family relation should beone uniting working people of all nations and tongues and kindreds.
—Abraham Lincoln

We were born to unite with our fellow men, and to join in community with the human race.

I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the community, and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.
—George Bernard Shaw

I think it’s fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we’ve ever created. They’re tools of communication, they’re tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user.
—Bill Gates

I have an almost religious zeal, not for technology per se, but for the Internet which is for me, the nervous system of mother Earth, which I see as a living creature, linking up.
—Dan Millman

Each of us will create a mirror image of ourselves on the Net, the virtual you. Your mirror image may know more about you than you do.
—Don Tapscott

There is no privacy on the Internet. Get over it.
—Scott McNealy, CEO, Sun Microsystems