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- For a list of all the ways technology has failed to improve the quality of life, please press three.
- Alice Kahn
- Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C. Clarke (1917 - ), "Profiles of The Future", 1961 (Clarke's third law)
- During my eighty-seven years I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them have done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think.
- Bernard M. Baruch (1870 - 1965)
- This is why I loved technology: if you used it right, it could give you power and privacy.
- Cory Doctorow, Little Brother, 2008
- We make our gadgets our own by the way that we use them, with or without the permission of the manufacturer.
- Laura Moncur (1969 - ), The Gadgets Page, 07-09-09
- Technology is a way of organizing the universe so that man doesn't have to experience it.
- Max Frisch
- If there is technological advance without social advance, there is, almost automatically, an increase in human misery.
- Michael Harrington, The Other America, 1962
- Technology is dominated by two types of people: those who understand what they do not manage, and those who manage what they do not understand.
- Putt's Law
- Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
- R. Buckminster Fuller (1895 - 1983)
- For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
- Richard Feynman (1918 - 1988)
- There is an evil tendency underlying all our technology - the tendency to do what is reasonable even when it isn't any good.
- Robert Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance