Electronic communication is an instantaneous and illusory contact that creates a sense of intimacy without the emotional investment that leads to close friendships.
We'll soon buy books and newspapers straight over the Internet. Uh, sure.
The Internet is a telephone system that's gotten uppity.
Minds think with ideas, not information No amount of data, bandwidth, or processing power can substitute for inspired thought.
The Internet is a perfect diversion from learning... it opens many doors that lead to empty rooms.
Data isn't information, any more than fifty tons of cement is a skyscraper.
The information highway is being sold to us as delivering information, but what it's really delivering is data... Unlike data, information has utility, timeliness, accuracy, a pedigree... Editors serve as barometers of quality, and most of an editor's time is spent saying no.
The first time you do something, it's science. The second time, it's engineering. The third time, it's just being a technician. I'm a scientist. Once I do something, I want to do something else.
If you really want to know about the future, don't ask a technologist, a scientist, a physicist. No! Don't ask somebody who's writing code. No, if you want to know what society's going to be like in 20 years, ask a kindergarten teacher.
Treat your password like your toothbrush. Don't let anybody else use it, and get a new one every six months.
Last Update: 28 January 2023
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