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Daniel Greenberg Quotes and Sayings

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Technology will eventually destroy the way schools are run now.
- Daniel Greenberg

We've been doing this here since 1968,
so we have been identified as an example of a free,
democratic school, and many professors want to expose
their students to our philosophy.
- Daniel Greenberg

Kids are finding out about the potential for discovery
online from other sources;
many of them have computers at home,
for instance, or their friends have them.
- Daniel Greenberg

But, neither of these educational scenarios worked for us,
so when we started a family, we wanted a different school for our children.
And the other founders felt the same way.
- Daniel Greenberg

 

In traditional schools, you're penalized for making a mistake.
But that won't work in the new information culture,
in the digital world we live in today.
- Daniel Greenberg

If you watch young children play, you will notice that they create games,
characters, situations, whole worlds in which they
immerse themselves with intense concentration.
- Daniel Greenberg

I'm not too worried about that.
I am a big believer in modeling.
- Daniel Greenberg

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You can't make someone learn something -
you really can't teach someone something -
they have to want to learn it.
And if they want to learn, they will.
- Daniel Greenberg

Just the concept of personal freedom within a democracy,
for instance, is a relatively young idea -
only about 300 years old in this country.
- Daniel Greenberg

When kids play, they are working on imagining the kind of world we live in.
- Daniel Greenberg

And they understand that to be an effective member of a democracy,
you have to accept responsibility.
- Daniel Greenberg

So, I see technology as a Trojan Horse:
It looks like a wonderful thing,
but they are going to regret introducing it into the
schools because it simply can't be controlled.
- Daniel Greenberg

I followed the rules, and I was a high achiever.
- Daniel Greenberg

But, if you observe children learning in their first few years of life,
you can see that they can and do learn on their own -
we leave them alone to crawl,
walk, talk, and gain control over their bodies.
It happens without much help from parents.
- Daniel Greenberg

Some go on to trade schools or get further training
for jobs they are interested in.
Some go into the arts, some are craftsmen,
some take a little time out to travel,
and some start their own businesses.
But our graduates find and work at what they want to do.
- Daniel Greenberg

Educators are still spending way too much time trying
to control what kids learn,
bending the content to their own purposes,
hoping beyond hope to change - by using technology -
but not change too much.
- Daniel Greenberg

Quite a few, actually, are involved in education.
They have had the same experience Hanna and I had:
when they started having their own kids,
they didn't want them to have a poor educational experience;
they wanted them to enjoy school.
- Daniel Greenberg

I'll tell you what the real problem is:
These people are working under the assumption that
they know better about what is good for kids,
what kids need to learn to get ahead in this world.
- Daniel Greenberg

Whenever culture has gone through a radical change,
as ours has - from industrial age to information age -
there are people who will deny that things have changed;
they resist it and refuse to change.
- Daniel Greenberg

I think people with open minds will observe the way
we do things and realize that our goal is to have successful,
happy, productive adults, and they will take our ideas
and implement them elsewhere for their own children.
- Daniel Greenberg

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...
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 has to be invented or adopted.
- Jared Diamond

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Television is a medium because anything well done is rare.
- Fred Allen

We need a data network that can easily carry voice,
instead of what we have today, a voice network struggling to carry data.
- Reed Hundt

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

Congress will pass a law restricting public comment
on the Internet to individuals who have spent a minimum
of one hour actually accomplishing a specific task while on line.
- Andy Grove

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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