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Technology quotes were really fun; I found a lot more than I can use today, so you can expect more on the subject on some Sunday in the future.
Let’s start with an overview from Arthur C. Clarke, who said, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Ain’t that the truth.
Al Boliska brings up a good point, too, “Do you realize if it weren’t for Edison we’d be watching TV by candlelight?” But I think his tongue is firmly in his cheek.
Business loves to claim that progress is always positive, but John F. Kennedy had a different idea, “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.”
Our scientists are working on it as Alfred North Whitehead reminds us, “Ideas won’t keep; something must be done about them.” However, even when something is done they may still stink like rotten fish.
More than 50 years before the Internet Gertrude Stein said, “Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.” That certainly explains a lot of actions since, doesn’t it?
Finally, I offer you the (possible) wisdom of Georges Pompidou, “There are three roads to ruin; women, gambling and technicians. The most pleasant is with women, the quickest is with gambling, but the surest is with technicians.” Now that’s something to share with your development or IT department.
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