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Daniel Bell Quotes and Sayings

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Technology, like art, is a soaring exercise of the human imagination.
- Daniel Bell

But in action, one defies one's character.
- Daniel Bell

Europe, in legend, has always been the home of subtle
philosophical discussion;
America was the land of grubby pragmatism.
- Daniel Bell

I am too weary to listen, too angry to hear.
- Daniel Bell

 

The impulse of the journalist is to be novel,
yet to relate his curiosities to the urgencies of the moment;
the philosopher seeks what he conceives to be true,
regardless of the moment.
- Daniel Bell

The intellectual takes as a starting point his self
and relates the world to his own sensibilities;
the scientist accepts an existing field of knowledge
and seeks to map out the unexplored terrain.
- Daniel Bell

When theology erodes and organization crumbles,
when the institutional framework of religion begins to break up,
the search for a direct experience which people can
feel to be religious facilitates the rise of cults.
- Daniel Bell

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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

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

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

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

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

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 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

Technology has to be invented or adopted.
- Jared Diamond

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It is only when they go wrong that machines remind
you how powerful they are.
- Clive James

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

Do you realize if it weren't for Edison we'd be watching TV by candlelight?
- Al Boliska

Building one space station for everyone was and is insane:
we should have built a dozen.
- Larry Niven

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

Our technological powers increase, but the side effects
and potential hazards also escalate.
- Alvin Toffler

The only thing that I'd rather own than Windows is English,
because then I could charge you two hundred and forty-nine
dollars for the right to speak it.
- Scott McNealy

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

Leaders have to act more quickly today.
The pressure comes much faster.
- Andy Grove

Telephone, n. An invention of the devil which abrogates
some of the advantages of making a disagreeable person keep his distance.
- Ambrose Bierce

Relying on the government to protect your privacy is
like asking a peeping tom to install your window blinds.
- John Perry Barlow

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

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

The machine does not isolate man from the great problems
of nature but plunges him more deeply into them.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

I think complexity is mostly sort of crummy stuff that
is there because it's too expensive to change the interface.
- Jaron Lanier

Bill Gates is a very rich man today...
and do you want to know why? The answer is one word:
versions.
- Dave Barry

Cyberspace.
A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators,
in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts.
- William Gibson

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

The most important and urgent problems of the technology
of today are no longer the satisfactions of the primary
needs or of archetypal wishes,
but the reparation of the evils and damages by the technology of yesterday.
- Dennis Gabor

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

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

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

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

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

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

People are stunned to hear that one company has data
files on 185 million Americans.
- Ralph Nader

We're still in the first minutes of the first day of the Internet revolution.
- Scott Cook

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

Real programmers can write assembly code in any language.
- Larry Wall

The Internet is a telephone system that's gotten uppity.
- Clifford Stoll

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

Doing linear scans over an associative array is like
trying to club someone to death with a loaded Uzi.
- Larry Wall

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

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

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

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

I just invent, then wait until man comes around to
needing what I've invented.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

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

Defect-free software does not exist.
- Wietse Venema

It may not always be profitable at first for businesses to be online,
but it is certainly going to be unprofitable not to be online.
- Esther Dyson

Sites need to be able to interact in one single,
universal space.
- Tim Berners-Lee

The first rule of any technology used in a business
is that automation applied to an efficient operation
will magnify the efficiency.
The second is that automation applied to an inefficient
operation will magnify the inefficiency.
- Bill Gates

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


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