Compiled by Mia Inderbitzin
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. It used to be, your connected group was your immediate community, your neighborhood, your village, your tribe. The more we connect people, the more people know one another, the better the world will be.
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.
Love. It isnt very popular in technical circles to say a lot of mushy stuff about love,
but frankly, its a very important part of what holds our project [Wikipedia] together.
The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some
people it is a complete substitute for life.
We will create a civilization of the mind in cyberspace. May
it be more humane
and fair than the world your governments have made before.
John Perry Barlow
It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded
Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose
their common sense.
When I took office, only high-energy physicists had ever heard of what is called the
World Wide Web.... Now even my cat has its own page.
If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button
Frank Lloyd Wright
It is a medium of entertainment which permits millions of people to listen
to the same joke at the same time, and yet remain lonesome.
T.S. Eliot, about radio
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.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from
Arthur C. Clarke
I believe that this notion of self-publishing, which is what
Blogger and blogging are really about,
is the next big wave of human communication. The last big wave was Web activity.
Before that it was e-mail. Instant messaging was an extension of e-mail, real-time e-mail.
For a list of all the ways technology has failed to improve the quality of life, please press three.
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.
The Internet has been the most fundamental change during my
lifetime and for hundreds of years.
Someone the other day said, Its the biggest thing since Gutenberg, and then someone
else said No, its the biggest thing since the invention of writing.
The key is the Internet. The United States is by far the most
advanced country in this new
digital culture, so we have to be there. The Internet is the heart of this
new civilization, and telecommunication is the nervous system, or circulatory system.
Carlos Slim Helu
The good news is, everyones visible online. The bad news
is, were all three inches tall.