Abdul Qadeer Khan
Charles F. Kettering
Chris Van Allsburg
Jerry B. Jenkins
Linda M. Godwin
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic"
"If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger"
"We are as much moving into a software age as we moved into an iron age"
"We take our cultural machinery and are moving that into the Internet"
"The system cannot always adapt to the user, the user also has to renew himself"
"Listen to your users and the application will succeed"
"Bill Gates is a very rich man today... and do you want to know why? The answer is one word: versions"
"Microsoft isn't evil, they just make really crappy operating systems"
"I think people have a vague sense that the television system is changing"
"I think complexity is mostly sort of crummy stuff that is there because it's too expensive to change the interface"
"Style used to be an interaction between the human soul and tools that were limiting. In the digital era, it will have to come from the soul alone"
"What's sort of interesting about the whole public relations disaster that is the Net, in some ways, is that the fundamentals are really good"
"Sites need to be able to interact in one single, universal space"
"I used to think that cyberspace was fifty years away. What I thought was fifty years away, was only ten years away. And what I thought was ten years away... it was already here. I just wasn't aware of it yet"
"Real programmers can write assembly code in any language"
"Doing linear scans over an associative array is like trying to club someone to death with a loaded Uzi"
"Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts"
"Relying on the government to protect your privacy is like asking a peeping tom to install your window blinds"
"We will create a civilization of the Mind in Cyberspace. May it be more humane and fair than the world your governments have made before"
"The Internet treats censorship as a malfunction and routes around it"
"I have an almost religious zeal... not for technology per se, but for the Internet which is for me, the nervous system of mother Earth, which I see as a living creature, linking up"
"People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware"
"Building one space station for everyone was and is insane: we should have built a dozen"
"Congress will pass a law restricting public comment on the Internet to individuals who have spent a minimum of one hour actually accomplishing a specific task while on line"
"We've arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology"
"All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value"
"People are stunned to hear that one company has data files on 185 million Americans"
"Our technological powers increase, but the side effects and potential hazards also escalate"