Selected Quotes about Internet

Nowadays, anyone who cannot speak English and is incapable of using the Internet is regarded as backward. -- Prince Alwaleed

We are not a stock that you can sleep well with at night. We are a volatile stock . . . For a short-term investor, or for a small investor, I wouldn't invest in internet stocks. -- Jeff Bezos

Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life. -- Andrew Brown

It shouldn't be too much of a surprise that the Internet has evolved into a force strong enough to reflect the greatest hopes and fears of those who use it. After all, it was designed to withstand nuclear war, not just the puny huffs and puffs of politicians and religious fanatics. -- Denise Caruso

URLs are the 800 numbers of the 1990's. -- Chris Clark

When I took office, only high energy physicists had ever heard of what is called the Worldwide Web ... . Now even my cat has its own page. -- Bill Clinton

When I took office, only high energy physicists had ever heard of what is called the Worldwide Web.... Now even my cat has its own page. -- Bill Clinton

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

Doing research on the Web is like using a library assembled piecemeal by pack rats and vandalized nightly. -- Roger Ebert

If the Internet turns out not to be the future of computing, we're toast. But if it is, we're golden. -- Larry Ellison

The Internet is like a giant jellyfish. You can't step on it. You can't go around it. You've got to get through it. -- John Evans

Surfing on the Internet is like sex; everyone boasts about doing more than they actually do. But in the case of the Internet, it's a lot more. -- Tom Fasulo

We're not in this for the fast money. Really, what we want is to be part of this industry. -- David Filo

The Net as a whole is not that reliable, so our blips in service don't cause major problems. However, we are certainly working on improving our own reliability as well as those sites that we depend on. -- David Filo

Thousands of people were producing new Web sites every day. We were just trying to take all that stuff and organize it to make it useful. -- David Filo

First of all we had very few users. We might have had a hundred accesses a day. So there was really no demand from the users to add their own links. Things changed over time though as our access rates doubled every month. Through word of mouth on the Net more and more people began using it. -- David Filo

Success on the Web require high-level corporate understanding of the Internet's capabilities and support of early test-and-invest projects. -- Bill Gates

Like almost everyone who uses e-mail, 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

We're at the point now where the challenge isn't how to communicate effectively with e-mail, it's ensuring that you spend your time on the e-mail that matters most. -- Bill Gates

To get a big company moving fast, especially on a many-headed opportunity like the Internet, you have to have hundreds of people participating and coming up with ideas. -- Bill Gates

If we go out of business, it won't be because we're not focused on the Internet. It'll be because we're too focused on the Internet. -- Bill Gates

We're probably about five years into a 30-year cycle of transformation, ... But there is simply no doubt that 25 years from now, when people reflect on the seminal changes of the early days of the century we are about to begin, the impact of networked computing will stand in relief. -- Lou Gerstner

Five years ago, using the Net to buy a car or trade stock or earn college credits was revolutionary, ... So why not envision a day when we vote with much greater convenience -- from our home or workplace -- or a day beyond that when issues are presented to all the people of the world and we vote as a global statement of individual preference without regard for conventions like political parties or national borders? -- Lou Gerstner

The 'Net is a waste of time, and that's exactly what's right about it. -- William Gibson

Cyberspace: A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation. -- William Gibson

The 'Net is a waste of time, and that's exactly what's right about it. -- William Gibson

I worry about my child and the Internet all the time, even though she's too young to have logged on yet. Here's what I worry about. I worry that 10 or 15 years from now, she will come to me and say 'Daddy, where were you when they took freedom of the press away from the Internet?' -- Mike Godwin

Remember America, I gave you the Internet and I can take it away. -- Al Gore

I have been quoted saying that, in the future, all companies will be Internet companies. I still believe that. More than ever. -- Andrew Grove

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 telecommunications are the nervous system, or circulatory system. -- Carlos Slim Helu

My favorite thing about the Internet is that you get to go into the private world of real creeps without having to smell them. -- Penn Jillette

What's new is this amazingly efficient distribution system for stolen property called the internet -- and no one's gonna shut down the internet. -- Steve Jobs

Genuinely skillful use of obscenities is uniformly absent on the Internet. -- Karl Kleinpaste

Information Superhighway is really an acronym for 'Interactive Network For Organizing, Retrieving, Manipulating, Accessing And Transferring Information On National Systems, Unleashing Practically Every Rebellious Human Intelligence, Gratifying Hackers, Wiseacres, And Yahoos'. -- Keven Kwaku

No longer will a consumer have to visit multiple Web sites to view all properties for sale. -- Dave Liniger

Everyone has an opinion and today the Internet allows everyone to express that opinion and it becomes very difficult for an individual. -- Michael Milken

There is so much media now with the Internet and people, and so easy and so cheap to start a newspaper or start a magazine, there’s just millions of voices and people want to be heard. -- Rupert Murdoch

The Internet has been the most fundamental change during my lifetime and for hundreds of years. Someone the other day said, "It's the biggest thing since Gutenberg," and then someone else said "No, it's the biggest thing since the invention of writing." -- Rupert Murdoch

When I started eBay, it was a hobby, an experiment to see if people could use the Internet to be empowered through access to an efficient market. I actually wasn't thinking about it in terms of a social impact. It was really about helping people connect around a sphere of interest so they could do business. -- Pierre Omidyar

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

People do it (searching on web, spamming) because it’s like discovering fire: “We can affect the web!” Well, you are the web, so of course you can affect it. -- Larry Page

The ultimate search engine would basically understand everything in the world, and it would always give you the right thing. And we're a long, long ways from that. -- Larry Page

People use Google because they trust us. -- Larry Page

The amazing thing is that we’re part of people’s daily lives, like brushing their teeth. It’s just something they do throughout the day while working, buying things, deciding what to do after work and much more. Google has been accepted as part of people’s lives. -- Larry Page

We want you to come to Google and quickly find what you want. Then we’re happy to send you to the other sites. In fact, that’s the point. The portal strategy tries to own all of the information. -- Larry Page

You should trust whoever is handling your e-mail. -- Larry Page

As the Internet gives ordinary people access to information previously only available to professionals, the whole investment ballpark is changing. -- Annette Sampson

Sooner or later the Internet will become profitable. It's an old story played before by canals, railroads and automobiles. -- Paul Samuelson

Terrorists are using the Internet in an extraordinary way. We will target Internet cafes because we realize terrorists are going to these cafes because they have guaranteed anonymity there. -- Nicolas Sarkozy

Looking at the proliferation of personal web pages on the net, it looks like very soon everyone on earth will have 15 Megabytes of fame. -- MG Siriam

Mosaic is the 1990's equivalent of forcing friends to sit through slides of your trip to Florida - painful for everyone but the host. -- Steve G. Steinberg

On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog. -- Peter Steiner

I used to think that cyberspace was fifty years away. What I thought was fifty years away, was only ten years away. And what I thought was ten years away... it was already here. I just wasn't aware of it yet. -- Bruce Sterling

I was afraid of the internet… because I couldn’t type. -- Jack Welch

The Internet is the Viagra of big business. -- Jack Welch

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. -- Meg Whitman

It's an area of opportunity for the company, ... The buying that is being transacted on eBay is now so large that we have the mass to go to UPS or Fedex and try to get a deal that would be beneficial to our community. -- Meg Whitman

Communications is at the heart of e-commerce and community. -- Meg Whitman

Look at growth, look at how much time people spend on the Net and look at the variety of things that they are doing. It's all really good, so I am actually encouraged by the fundamentals that underlie usage growth on the Net. -- Meg Whitman

We've heard that a million monkeys at a million keyboards could produce the complete works of Shakespeare; now, thanks to the Internet, we know that is not true. -- Robert Wilensky

The internet's a driving force in the change from mass media to "my media", in which consumers will be their own programmers. -- Jerry Yang

First and foremost, the internet is unique since it is THE only interactive medium -- and that's important because from a content, service, and communications perspective, we web folks try to take advantage of that interactivity. -- Jerry Yang

We are very much believers that the web is an open environment, and we need to make sure that people can find all kinds of different stuff through Yahoo!, and not necessarily keeping people within Yahoo! -- Jerry Yang

I hope that the internet will get to become ubiquitous and affordable, and if that's achieved, I think it'll be a big part of people's lives - for the better. -- Jerry Yang

David and I and the rest of the Yahoos here really believe that the internet should remain as free as possible. At the same time we are a business and have fiscal responsibilities. -- Jerry Yang

We hope that the internet becomes even more affordable and more ubiquitous over time, and our mission at Yahoo! is to continue to keep our services available AND useful on all these platforms. -- Jerry Yang

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