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Technology has advanced more in the last thirty years
by Niels Bohr

Technology has advanced more in the last thirty years
than in the previous two thousand.
The exponential increase in advancement will only continue.
Anthropological Commentary The opposite of a trivial truth is false;
the opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement.
But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
- Niels Bohr

Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true.
- Niels Bohr

 

Every sentence I utter must be understood not as an affirmation,
but as a question.
- Niels Bohr

How wonderful that we have met with a paradox.
Now we have some hope of making progress.
- Niels Bohr

If quantum mechanics hasn't profoundly shocked you,
you haven't understood it yet.
- Niels Bohr

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A physicist is just an atom's way of looking at itself.
- Niels Bohr

If anybody says he can think about quantum physics without getting giddy,
that only shows he has not understood the first thing about them.
- Niels Bohr

An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made,
in a narrow field.
- Niels Bohr

You are not thinking.
You are merely being logical.
- Niels Bohr

It is wrong to think that the task of physics is to find out how Nature is.
Physics concerns what we say about Nature.
- Niels Bohr

An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes,
which can be made, in a very narrow field.
- Niels Bohr

We are all agreed that your theory is crazy.
The question which divides us is whether it is crazy
enough to have a chance of being correct.
My own feeling is that it is not crazy enough.
- Niels Bohr

The opposite of a fact is falsehood,
but the opposite of one profound truth may very well
be another profound truth.
- Niels Bohr

No, no, you're not thinking; you're just being logical.
- Niels Bohr

Never express yourself more clearly than you are able to think.
- Niels Bohr

When it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry.
The poet, too, is not nearly so concerned with describing
facts as with creating images.
- Niels Bohr

Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself its own solution.
It forces us to change our thinking in order to find it.
- Niels Bohr

The best weapon of a dictatorship is secrecy,
but the best weapon of a democracy should be the weapon of openness.
- Niels Bohr

Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real.
- Niels Bohr

There are some things so serious you have to laugh at them.
- Niels Bohr

Einstein, stop telling God what to do!
- Niels Bohr

Prediction is very difficult, especially if it's about the future.
- Niels Bohr

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.
- Dan Millman

We've arranged a civilization in which most crucial
elements profoundly depend on science and technology.
- Carl Sagan

Technology is a gift of God.
After the gift of life it is perhaps the greatest of God's gifts.
It is the mother of civilizations, of arts and of sciences.
- Freeman Dyson

What new technology does is create new opportunities
to do a job that customers want done.
- Tim O'Reilly

If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence,
our servant may prove to be our executioner.
- Omar N. Bradley

Technology...
is a queer thing.
It brings you great gifts with one hand,
and it stabs you in the back with the other.
- Carrie P. Snow

Technology is so much fun but we can drown in our technology.
The fog of information can drive out knowledge.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

Technology is the knack of so arranging the world that
we don't have to experience it.
- Max Frisch

Technology is making gestures precise and brutal,
and with them men.
- Theodor Adorno

Technology has to be invented or adopted.
- Jared Diamond

The telephone is a 100-year-old technology.
It's time for a change.
Charging for phone calls is something you did last century.
- Niklas Zennstrom

The system of nature, of which man is a part,
tends to be self-balancing, self-adjusting,
self-cleansing.
Not so with technology.
- E. F. Schumacher

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

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

The march of science and technology does not imply
growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people.
It often means the opposite.
- Thomas Sowell

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

The research rat of the future allows experimentation
without manipulation of the real world.
This is the cutting edge of modeling technology.
- John Spencer

The Linux philosophy is 'Laugh in the face of danger'.
Oops.
Wrong One.
'Do it yourself'.
Yes, that's it.
- Linus Torvalds

People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware.
- Alan Kay

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

Style used to be an interaction between the human soul
and tools that were limiting.
In the digital era, it will have to come from the soul alone.
- Jaron Lanier

It's impossible to move, to live, to operate at any
level without leaving traces,
bits, seemingly meaningless fragments of personal information.
- William Gibson

In software systems it is often the early bird that makes the worm.
- Alan Perlis

The protean nature of the computer is such that it
can act like a machine or like a language to be shaped and exploited.
- Alan Kay

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

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

Getting information off the Internet is like taking
a drink from a fire hydrant.
- Mitchell Kapor

Civilization advances by extending the number of important
operations which we can perform without thinking of them.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things
no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving
America a new sense of purpose.
- Andy Rooney

Building technical systems involves a lot of hard work
and specialized knowledge:
languages and protocols,
coding and debugging, testing and refactoring.
- Jesse James Garrett

You affect the world by what you browse.
- Tim Berners-Lee

What the country needs are a few labor-making inventions.
- Arnold H. Glasow

I think people have a vague sense that the television system is changing.
- Michael K. Powell

The Internet is the most important single development
in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting.
- Dave Barry

All of the books in the world contain no more information
than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year.
Not all bits have equal value.
- Carl Sagan

The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.
- B. F. Skinner

For my confirmation, I didn't get a watch and my first pair of long pants,
like most Lutheran boys.
I got a telescope.
My mother thought it would make the best gift.
- Wernher von Braun

I think it is inevitable that people program poorly.
Training will not substantially help matters.
We have to learn to live with it.
- Alan Perlis

The Internet treats censorship as a malfunction and routes around it.
- John Perry Barlow

Just as we could have rode into the sunset,
along came the Internet, and it tripled the significance of the PC.
- Andy Grove

Microsoft is engaging in unlawful predatory practices
that go well beyond the scope of fair competition.
- Orrin Hatch

The internet is a great way to get on the net.
- Bob Dole

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

Microsoft isn't evil, they just make really crappy operating systems.
- Linus Torvalds

Inventor: A person who makes an ingenious arrangement of wheels,
levers and springs, and believes it civilization.
- Ambrose Bierce

The Web as I envisaged it, we have not seen it yet.
The future is still so much bigger than the past.
- Tim Berners-Lee

There are three roads to ruin; women,
gambling and technicians.
The most pleasant is with women, the quickest is with gambling,
but the surest is with technicians.
- Georges Pompidou


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