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Douglas Engelbart Quotes and Sayings

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The digital revolution is far more significant than
the invention of writing or even of printing.
- Douglas Engelbart

Related topics: Computers

In 20 or 30 years, you'll be able to hold in your hand
as much computing knowledge as exists now in the whole city,
or even the whole world.
- Douglas Engelbart

The rate at which a person can mature is directly proportional
to the embarrassment he can tolerate.
- Douglas Engelbart

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

 

The Internet is not just one thing, it's a collection of things -
of numerous communications networks that all speak
the same digital language.
- Jim Clark

They're very strong in memory.
Didn't do very much in microprocessors or digital signal processing.
- Jack Kilby

Digital imaging is as much about chemistry as it is about semiconductors.
- Antonio Perez

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Soon it's all going to be digital anyway.
It's all going to be saved on a little coin somewhere.
- Richard Donner

The days of the digital watch are numbered.
- Tom Stoppard

The hands of every clock are shears,
trimming us away scrap by scrap,
and every time piece with a digital readout blinks us towards implosion.
- Dean Koontz

Personally, I don't think the film and television industries
are run as well as they used to be.
Oh sure, we've got great digital effects now but...
where are the visionaries?
- Bill Mumy

Digital art software has empowered both the painterly side of photographers,
and the photographer side of painters.
- Buffy Sainte-Marie

Since we made Shrek in the digital format,
you actually can see it in its purest form digitally.
- Jeffrey Katzenberg

One of the things that I've been doing recently in
my scientific research is to ask this question:
Is the universe actually capable of performing things
like digital computations?
- Seth Lloyd

I have friends who have a CD mastering plant in Hollywood
and they are very sceptical about European record labels'
understanding of digital technology.
- Gavin Bryars

No matter how great we get with digital formats of instrumentation,
nothing really quite duplicates the real thing.
- Michael Bolton

This digital world is completely fascinating to me.
- Graham Nash

There is just a major difference between the sound
of analog tape and digital tape.
- Kenny W. Shepherd

I had been working in colour for ten years or so and
looked at digital and liked the possibilities it gave me.
- Fay Godwin

Xerox did OK in moving to digital in the commercial space.
They didn't do well in the consumer market,
but they're not a consumer brand.
They don't even know how to spell consumer.
- Antonio Perez

I have not proved that the universe is,
in fact, a digital computer and that it's capable of
performing universal computation,
but it's plausible that it is.
- Seth Lloyd

In digital world, sport provides opportunity to bring people together.
- Edwin Moses

We have the right assets for a fast-growing digital business.
- Bernie Ebbers

Further, the next generation of terrorists will grow up in a digital world,
with ever more powerful and easy-to-use hacking tools at their disposal.
- Dorothy Denning

Digital Chocolate has 60% of its developers in Finland
where the sun never sets in the summer and there is
nothing to do outside in the winter,
so we are very productive!
- Trip Hawkins

Digital media has destroyed much of the magic and mystery of the medium.
- John Dyer

Movie distribution may very well have migrated fully to digital form by then,
making a huge dent in the need to print film and physically distribute content.
- Vinton Cerf

The Bush administration works closely with a network
of rapid response digital brownshirts who work to pressure
reporters and their editors for 'undermining support for our troops.'
- Al Gore

Digital imaging allows both groups to rise above the
limitations of mess and clutter and mechanics,
and apply our talents to creating images limited only by our imaginations.
- Buffy Sainte-Marie

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

I think the digital camera would record that information too fast for me.
- Kim Weston

Digital for storage and quickness.
Analog for fatness and warmth.
- Adrian Belew

We are pushing ahead as fast as we can for all audiences,
whether for the business user, the child,
or the digital music enthusiast.
- Jim Allchin

In Full Frontal and K Street, I learned to take advantage
of the mobility that digital provides.
- Steven Soderbergh

It was an interesting question as to whether the BBC
had a future in the digital world,
and what form of market failure could justify the licence fee system.
- Gavyn Davies

I've seen a study in the last year that digital sound
actually induces stress in the listener.
- T-Bone Burnett

I even agree with the new digital ways of filmmaking,
where you don't even have physical film in the camera,
but to be honest, I wouldn't want to use it.
- J. Lee Thompson

So we should preserve it.
I don't think that digital storage is necessarily a good thing,
but I definitely think that digital manipulation is interesting.
- Sean Booth

There is no way I could have ever dared to make a documentary,
much less have the money to make a documentary,
if it was on 16mm.
But, with the magic of digital.
- Lloyd Kaufman

I'm sure I'll go back again and record in the digital process.
- Herb Alpert

I don't think that digital photography is romantic yet.
It's not sympathetic the way that film is.
- Matthew Modine

The artistic process in digital art is very much the
same as for making other kinds of paintings.
- Buffy Sainte-Marie

I didn't have a lot of independent film connections.
It really took until the digital film revolution came
along that I realized that I could do it myself.
- Harry Shearer

Clearly, Japan is a most important market for digital consumer products.
- David Milne

My ears won't fool me.
Even when I do a session on digital,
we still warm it up somewhere in the process,
in mastering or mixing, running the signal through some tubes somewhere.
- Steve Cropper

I support any procedure that allows photographers to express themselves,
whether that involves color, black and white,
platinum, palladium and digital technology.
- John Sexton

Digital downloading of music has affected us all in adverse ways.
- Wynonna Judd

As an avid photographer, I also took advantage of the
latest technology in photography -
digital photography -
to post photos on my website on a daily basis.
- Tipper Gore

One of the problems I have with a lot of movies these
days is that everything is too well lit.
In the world of digital creations there is a tendency to show too much.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

All I know is that when I mix to digital and when I
mix to tape I compare them and the tape always wins out.
- Jim Diamond

But the moment you use an ordinary camera,
you are not seeing the picture, remember,
meaning, you had to remember what you've taken.
Now you could see it of course, with a digital thing,
but remember in 1982 you couldn't.
- David Hockney

I think that George Lucas' 'Star Wars' films are fantastic.
What he's done, which I admire, is he has taken all
the money and profit from those films and poured it
into developing digital sound and surround sound,
which we are using today.
- Peter Jackson

I was involved in the color correction and the digital color correction.
In an odd way, you end up making a film many times-the DVD,
the archival record of a high-definition master,
and so on.
- John Dykstra

We're trying to fix this with the plan we've been floating.
Now, the law says the transition ends in 2006 or -
and the "or" is the only part that matters -
85 percent of Americans go buy a digital TV.
- Michael K. Powell

Many people see technology as the problem behind the
so-called digital divide.
Others see it as the solution.
Technology is neither.
It must operate in conjunction with business,
economic, political and social system.
- Carly Fiorina

No matter how fast I could do it with the digital camera
I don't think I would get the same thing out of it.
The passion I have for formulating an idea stands alone.
It is the important essence of what I do.
- Kim Weston

Digital imaging has untied our hands with regards to technical limitations.
We no longer have to be arbiters of technology;
we get to participate in the interpretation of technology into creative content.
- John Dykstra

What turns me on about the digital age,
what excited me personally, is that you have closed
the gap between dreaming and doing.
You see, it used to be that if you wanted to make a record of a song,
you needed a studio and a producer.
Now, you need a laptop.
- Bono

But, when we started our product portfolio,
we focused the mixed signal requirements first for
image processing devices and then in audio applications ,
targeting our technology into the growing use of digital
technology in consumer markets.
- David Milne

Working in the digital domain, you're using approximations of things;
the actual sound wave never enters the equation.
You deal with sections of it, and you're able to do
so much more by just reducing the information to a finite amount.
- Sean Booth

Now that digital lifestyle devices, tablets,
wireless phones, and other Internet appliances are
beginning to come of age,
we need to worry about presenting our content to these
devices so that it is optimized for their display capabilities.
- Mike Davidson

Digital is a different world because you are sitting
at home and a hi tech piece of equipment today is within reach of most people,
so they are watching a pretty hi tech version of whatever you've done.
- Ridley Scott

As with sound, images are subjective.
You and I may not see the same color red as red,
but we will probably agree that the image on the screen
is a digital image or film image,
based on contrast, bit depth, and refresh rate.
- John Dykstra

Once the image was in the digital environment,
one of the problems was, we had no means to reproduce the color spectrum,
grey scale, and contrast that film produces,
without converting the digital file to film,
evaluating it, then going back and changing the digital image.
- John Dykstra

The digital business is a fantastic business to be in.
The only thing you have to do is build a cost structure
for a declining business,
which is different from the structure for a growing business.
- Antonio Perez

I mean, this whole digital revolution is really eroding
the director's importance on a movie because,
number one, just from a practical standpoint,
with floppy disks and the ability to put all of the film onto a disk,
more people have access to the movie.
- John Frankenheimer

Design, in its broadest sense, is the enabler of the digital era -
it's a process that creates order out of chaos,
that renders technology usable to business.
Design means being good, not just looking good.
- Clement Mok

It's - as opposed to tape where you have a magnetic
tape that's excited by frequencies that you hit,
digital was a process where musical sounds are transferred
to numbers and stored as numbers.
- Herb Alpert

More and more, more and more digital,
in particular, I think you'll see in our stores next year,
as we start combining these digital products and they
interface with each other,
you'll see that represented in Wal-Mart.
- Lee Scott

For example, Michael Mann's film Collateral -
there is certain kinds of stories that lend themselves to digital photography.
Some things are very raw stories that digital photography kind of lends itself to.
- Matthew Modine

I've had the luxury of owning my own studio,
24 analogue, 48 digital, endless effects,
endless hardcore gear, that I don't have to rent,
I don't get stuck with the bills, it's all mine.
- Billy Sherwood


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