Quotes on Technology

Quotes on Technology

Remember, nothing that’s good works by itself, just to please you. You’ve got to make the damn thing work. Thomas Alva Edison


One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. Elbert Hubbard


The drive toward complex technical achievement offers a clue to why the United States is good at space gadgetry and bad at slum problems. John Kenneth Galbraith


You on the cutting edge of technology have already made yesterday’s impossibilities the commonplace realities of today. Ronald Reagan


Technology…is a queer thing. It brings you great gifts with one hand, and it stabs you in the back with the other. C. P. Snow


Big machines are the awe-inspiring cathedrals of the twentieth century. Daniel Kleppner


We have become a people unable to comprehend the technology we invent. Association of American Colleges report on weakness of undergraduate programs


Look at those cows and remember that the greatest scientists in the world have never discovered how to make grass into milk. Michael Pupin


Copying has become the national disease. Donald G. Adams


Life was better before telephones became common. Back then, if some nuisance wanted to say something stupid to you, he had to sit down and write a letter or get on a streetcar and ride several miles to your home. Mike Royko


When Consumer Reports begins to describe the potential for dire calamity that lies behind most everyday activities, my hands tremble, my vision blurs, and I have to go lie quietly for a while. Colin McEnroe


The difference between machines and human beings is that human beings can be reproduced by unskilled labor. Arthur C. Clarke


A refrigerator runs by converting the dust behind it into a peculiar mutant, reptilian substance. Colin McEnroe


There has always been a food processor in the kitchen, but once upon a time she was usually called the missus, or Mom. Sue Berkman


When I got my first television set, I stopped caring so much about having close relationships. Andy Warhol


In a few minutes a computer can make a mistake so great that it would take many men many months to equal it. Merle L. Meachman


The presence of humans, in a system containing high-speed electronic computers and high-speed accurate communications, is quite inhibiting. Stuart Luman Seaton


The new electronic independence recreates the world in the image of a global village. Marshall McLuhan


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


Xerox: A trademark for a photocopying device that can make rapid reproduction of human error, perfectly. Merle L. Meacham


Today even our clocks are not made of clockwork. Ian Stewart


Ours is an age which is proud of machines that think and suspicious of men who try to. H. M. Jones


I’m not convinced that the world is in any worse shape than it ever was. It’s just that in this stage of almost instantaneous communication, we bear the weight of problems our forefathers only read about after they were solved. Burton Hillis

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