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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