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John Phillips Quotes and Sayings

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Technology makes things faster and more cost-effective,
but it's not perfect.
It requires you to be as flexible as you can be.
- John Phillips

If I told you the tragedy parts, we'd all sit here and cry.
- John Phillips

Well, one doesn't try to hold Cass and Denny and Michelle together.
It's a useless task to start with.
You just sort of stay out of the way and let things roll as they can.
- John Phillips

It's thrilling.
There's birth and death and frustration and victory in raising horses.
It's like a little microcosm of life is built into
the short lives of these creatures.
- John Phillips

 

Traditionally, songwriters can't sing.
And that holds true in my case, also.
- John Phillips

We're loving something to death in a way,
which Americans tend to do a lot.
- John Phillips

It's been a great adventure, everything I hoped for.
But it's time to go home.
I miss my family.
I miss the Earth.
- John Phillips

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We constantly learn new lessons up here.
The experiences we gather will enable us to establish
a long-term station on the moon and to go on to Mars.
- John Phillips

Technology has to be invented or adopted.
- Jared Diamond

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Defect-free software does not exist.
- Wietse Venema

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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