Famous Quotes & Quotations About Technology:
All of the biggest technological inventions created by man - the airplane, the automobile, the computer - says little about his intelligence, but speaks volumes about his laziness.
~ Mark Kennedy.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
~ Arthur C. Clarke.
As far as I'm concerned, progress peaked with frozen pizza.
~ Movie: Die Hard 2 - Spoken by the character John McClane.
Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking of them.
~ Alfred North Whitehead.
Do you realize if it weren't for Edison we'd be watching TV by candlelight?
~ Al Boliska.
Don't get smart alecksy
With the galaxy
Leave the atom alone.
~ E.Y. Harburg, Leave the Atom Alone, 1957.
Education makes machines which act like men and produces men who act like machines.
~ Erich Fromm.
For a list of all the ways technology has failed to improve the quality of life, please press three.
~ Alice Kahn.
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
~ Richard P. Feynman.
God never made his work for man to mend.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
~ R. Buckminster Fuller.
I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours.
~ John F. Kennedy.
I like my new telephone, my computer works just fine, my calculator is perfect, but Lord, I miss my mind!
I think I should not go far wrong if I asserted that the amount of genuine leisure available in a society is generally in inverse proportion to the amount of labor-saving machinery it employs.
~ E.F. Schumacher.
If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger.
~ Frank Lloyd Wright.
I'm struck by the insidious, computer-driven tendency to take things out of the domain of muscular activity and put them into the domain of mental activity. The transfer is not paying off. Sure, muscles are unreliable, but they represent several million years of accumulated finesse.
~ Brian Eno, Wired, January 1999.
Inventor: A person who makes an ingenious arrangement of wheels, levers and springs, and believes it civilization.
~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary.
It [radio] is a medium of entertainment which permits millions of people to listen to the same joke at the same time, and yet remain lonesome.
~ T.S. Eliot.
It is difficult not to wonder whether that combination of elements which produces a machine for labor does not create also a soul of sorts, a dull resentful metallic will, which can rebel at times.
~ Pearl S. Buck.
It is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day's toil of any human being.
~ John Stuart Mill.
It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.
~ Albert Einstein.
Lo! Men have become the tools of their tools.
~ Henry David Thoreau.
~ Alan M. Eddison.
Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can't see where it keeps its brain.
~ J.K. Rowling.
Once upon a time we were just plain people. But that was before we began having relationships with mechanical systems. Get involved with a machine and sooner or later you are reduced to a factor.
~ Ellen Goodman, The Human Factor, The Washington Post, January 1987.
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