Selected Quotes about Technology

Technology: No Place for Wimps! -- Scott Adams

The best museums and museum exhibits about science or technology give you the feeling that, hey, this is interesting, but maybe I could do something here, too. -- Paul Allen

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

If you look at the top 20 companies of the world, 19 of them are still brick-and-mortar companies. I have nothing against tech companies. What I am saying is that if you have a car manufacturer or an oil and gas manufacturer, you won’t get the supply over the Net. -- Anil Ambani

We are using new technologies in meaningful ways. To build our new refinery in 60 percent of the time it took to build our first, we are training 20,000 people in a new generation of welding technology in six months. -- Mukesh Ambani

The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn't think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential. -- Steve Ballmer

Over the years, the U.S. economy has shown a remarkable ability to absorb shocks of all kinds, to recover, and to continue to grow. Flexible and efficient markets for labor and capital, an entrepreneurial tradition, and a general willingness to tolerate and even embrace technological and economic change all contribute to this resiliency. -- Ben Bernanke

As industrial technology advances and enlarges, and in the process assumes greater social, economic, and political force, it carries people away from where they belong by history, culture, deeds, association and affection. -- Wendell Berry

I think what we try to do is bring the news to our viewers in a very comprehensive responsible way. -- Wolf Blitzer

We have computers now that let us do 400 million shares a day or whatever the equivalent number of transactions in the bond business is, compared to the old days. But it's the same process. We still have salesmen selling to people. -- Michael Bloomberg

In the real world of technology, you don't hold back the tides. -- Michael Bloomberg

As we go forward, I hope we're going to continue to use technology to make really big differences in how people live and work. -- Sergey Brin

People have consistently underestimated the size and importance of search. It's a very, very large space of technologies, usage, and information. We've gone from 30 million to over 3 billion documents in just a small number of years. -- Sergey Brin

There are better alternatives, ... Australia should be exporting its solar technology, not its uranium. -- Bob Brown

Battles, in these ages, are transacted by mechanism; with the slightest possible development of human individuality or spontaneity; men now even die, and kill one another, in an artificial manner. -- Thomas Carlyle

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. -- Arthur C. Clarke

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. -- Arthur C. Clarke

In today's knowledge-based economy, what you earn depends on what you learn. Jobs in the information technology sector, for example, pay 85 percent more than the private sector average. -- 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 march of technology is motivated by the hope that it will lead to happiness at the end of the rainbow. -- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

It’s always the little decisions that have the biggest impact. Do it because you love it. Then it’s not a job. I’m a geek. I love technology. I would be online working with technology regardless of what my day job is. -- Mark Cuban

Our business is about technology, yes. But it's also about operations and customer relationships. -- Michael Dell

When you talk to users, you continue to hear the focus move away from memory-processor into other things-- video, media, networking. We as an industry have to make our products more reliable, safer, more productive, more entertaining. If we don't they won't buy it. -- Michael Dell

What we are trying to do is appeal to customers with technological experience. -- Michael Dell

From the time I was 7, when I purchased my first calculator, I was fascinated by the idea of a machine that could compute things. -- Michael Dell

It's customers that made Dell great in the first place, and if we're smart enough and quick enough to listen to customer needs, we'll succeed. -- Michael Dell

Everything that can be invented, has been invented. -- Charles H. Duell

The wireless telegraph is not difficult to understand. The ordinary telegraph is like a very long cat. You pull the tail in New York, and it meows in Los Angeles. The wireless is the same, only without the cat. -- Albert Einstein

I hate the PC, with a passion. -- Larry Ellison

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

Bill Gates is the pope of the personal computer industry. He decides who's going to build. -- Larry Ellison

But I just really think there is a natural extension into other types of media because it's an excellent system for reliably locating and retrieving content. -- Shawn Fanning

I think it's pretty obvious to most people that Napster is not media specific, but I could see a system like Napster evolving into something that allows users to locate and retrieve different types of data other than just MP3s or audio files. -- Shawn Fanning

Nobody has ever built a reliable peer-to-peer service, where people can really access all the music they want in one location,... Once I got it into my head, I couldn't imagine the media space without one. -- Shawn Fanning

User feedback was excellent. Even when the software didn't work at all, there were few people who were avid users, and there were people who were just sending excellent feedback and excellent ideas. -- Shawn Fanning

Along the way, many people said it would never work. We've heard that we couldn't survive before -- when we had 700,000 members, and when we had 17 million members. Today we have more than 50 million members, and we'll all find a way to keep this community growing. -- Shawn Fanning

If you think about computer programming, it's as antisocial as it gets. -- Shawn Fanning

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled. -- Richard Feynman

Technology is a way of organizing the universe so that man doesn't have to experience it. -- Max Frisch

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

The drive toward complex technical achievement offers a clue to why the U.S. is good at space gadgetry and bad at slum problems. -- John Kenneth Galbraith

The challenge for governments is to adopt policies that address the increasing energy demand but within the long-term context of climate change. Many elements can be considered: ways of making coal cleaner; rapidly developing and supporting a suite of renewable energy technologies with an emphasis on increased energy efficiency; carbon caps and trading; and, of course, looking hard at ways of reducing and localising energy demand. -- Peter Garrett

No more misquoted forms, lost invoices, redundant entries, missing checks, or delays caused by incomplete paperwork. -- Bill Gates

I must sound "antipaper". I am against paper forms, but even I still print out long electronic documents I want to read and annotate. -- Bill Gates

A number on a piece of paper is a dead end; a number in digital form is the start of meaningful thought and action. -- Bill Gates

Computers are magnificent tools for the realization of our dreams, but no machine can replace the human spark of spirit, compassion, love, and understanding. -- Lou Gerstner

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

This really is a merger of equals. I wouldn't have come back to work for anything less than this fantastic opportunity. This lets me combine my two great loves - technology and biscuits. -- Lou Gerstner

A fundamental rule in technology says that whatever can be done will be done. -- Andrew Grove

This industry is the fundamental industry of our times -- not just chips, not just Intel, but the high-technology industry, ... For those of you that have a stake in there, I'd like to share my confidence and enthusiasm for this industry long-term. So keep the faith. -- Andrew Grove

Technology happens, it's not good, it's not bad. Is steel good or bad? -- 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

In this new wave of technology, you can't do it all yourself, you have to form alliances. -- Carlos Slim Helu

I still have my laptop but I haven't used it. I'm a paper man, not electronic. -- Carlos Slim Helu

Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards. -- Aldous Huxley

Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D. It's not about money. It's about the people you have, how you're led, and how much you get it. -- Steve Jobs

For a list of all the ways technology has failed to improve the quality of life, please press three. -- Alice Kahn

The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life. -- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

through radio I look forward to a united states of the world. Radio is standardizing the peoples of the earth, English will become the universal language because it is predominantly the language of the ether. The most important aspect of radio is its sociological influence -- Arthur Edwin Kennelly

Our Age of Anxiety is, in great part, the result of trying to do today's jobs with yesterday's tools. -- Marshall McLuhan

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

The iPod has 7,500 times the storage of IBM's largest computer in 1976. The new IBM (IBM) chip has 2 trillion calculations per second. In 1974, it cost $100 million to sequence a gene. Today, it cost $3, and by 2013, it will be 3 cents. -- Michael Milken

O misery, misery, mumble and moan! Someone invented the telephone, And interrupted a nation's slumbers, Ringing wrong but similar numbers. -- Ogden Nash

I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.N.B.: This is a paraphrase from the ancient Hindu text, the Bhagavad Gita. -- J. Robert Oppenheimer

Many of the most important technological contributions of this century have come from university faculty members who began their research early in their careers and have worked in their areas of interest over a long period of time. -- David Packard

I'm a great believer in new technology and I think new technology is very scary for newspaper companies. -- James Packer

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

My interests in India are driven by the fact that the telecom, information technology and entertainment sectors are converging. -- Kerry Packer

The fact that I have entered into IT-related business is proof that businesses have to evolve and keep with time. One has to re-invent continuously. -- 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

Basically, our goal is to organize the world's information and to make it universally accessible and useful. -- 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

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

There is an evil tendency underlying all our technology - the tendency to do what is reasonable even when it isn't any good. -- Robert Pirsig

If we are on a path of getting nowhere fast, technology is allowing us to get nowhere faster and faster. -- John Renesch

Transport of the mails, transport of the human voice, transport of flickering pictures in this century, as in others, our highest accomplishments still have the single aim of bringing men together. -- Antoine De Saint-Exupery

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

Information and communications technology unlocks the value of time, allowing and enabling multi-tasking, multi-channels, multi-this and multi-that. -- Li Ka Shing

Engage local technology and have that spread. We have to all grow together. -- Charles Wang

You ask about the important things to keep in mind: same as ever, with a task-based twist: what are the users trying to accomplish, what does the business need them to successfully accomplish, and what will the technology allow? If you can balance these three forces, you'll have a solid product. -- Christina Wodtke

If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger. -- Frank Lloyd Wright

If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger. -- Frank Lloyd Wright

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