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.
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
to seven years in a regular persons life. In other words, its evolving
fast and faster.
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 werent so exciting.
The Internet? Is that thing still around?
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 employers
network or your fathers network; you have to build your own flexible,
Scott Allen and David Teten, The Virtual Handshake
Information technology and business are becoming inextricably
interwoven. I dont think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without
talking about the other.
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 dont accomplish anything in this world alone
whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of ones life and
all the weavings of individual threads from one to another that creates something.
Sandra Day OConnor
We have technology, finally, that for the first time in human
history allows people to really maintain rich connections with much larger numbers
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.
I agree completely with my son James when he says, Internet
is like electricity. The latter lights up everything, while the former lights
The strongest bond of human sympathy outside the family relation
should beone uniting working people of all nations and tongues and kindreds.
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 its fair to say that personal computers have become
the most empowering tool weve ever created. Theyre tools of communication,
theyre tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user.
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.
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.
There is no privacy on the Internet. Get over it.
Scott McNealy, CEO, Sun Microsystems