The Internet is remaking us in its own image. We are becoming ever more adept at scanning and skimming, but what we are losing is our capacity for concentration, contemplation, and reflection.
Nicholas Carr

Do what you do best, and link to the rest.
Jeff Jarvis

We expect more from technology and less from each other. We create technology to provide the illusion of companionship without the demands of friendship.
Sherry Turkle

The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t being said. The art of reading between the lines is a lifelong quest of the wise.
Shannon L. Alder

Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.
Gertrude Stein

We already knew that kids learned computer technology more easily than adults, It is as if children were waiting all these centuries for someone to invent their native language.
Jaron Lanier

It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.
Albert Einstein

It is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day’s toil of any human being.
John Stuart Mill

Cell phones, mobile e-mail, and all the other cool and slick gadgets can cause massive losses in our creative output and overall productivity.
Robin S. Sharma

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
Elbert Hubbard

Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
—R. Buckminster Fuller

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

What’s not so great is that all this technology is destroying our social skills. Not only have we given up on writing letters, we barely even talk to each other. People have become so accustomed to texting that they’re actually startled when the phone rings. It’s like we suddenly all have Batphones. If it rings, there must be danger.
Ellen DeGeneres

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
Pablo Picasso

We systematically overestimate the value of access to information and underestimate the value of access to each other.
Clay Shirky

Technology is the campfire around which we tell our stories.
Laurie Anderson

It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive, but those
who can best manage change.
Charles Darwin

Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have a faith in people that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.
Steve Jobs