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David Bromstad Quotes and Sayings

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Technology is making design more exciting,
with color, wallpaper, textures, fabrics that could
never have been created without the technology.
- David Bromstad

We've been in a war and a recession.
That's why acccent colors with yellow and purple are popular.
They're optimistic and flirty and happy colors.
- David Bromstad

'Design Star' was incredible, and I didn't think it could get any better,
and then 'Color Splash' happened.
- David Bromstad

I just don't think there are any rules to color.
You have a small space with no windows? Put lamps in there,
make it dramatic, paint the ceiling black.
Do something with it.
If it's dark, accentuate the darkness.
- David Bromstad

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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 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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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