Computers are still technology because we are still wrestling with it: it's still being invented; we're
still trying to work out how it works. There's a world of game interaction to come that you or I wouldn't
recognise. It's time for the machines to disappear. The computer's got to disappear into all of the things we use.
Most of the time spent wrestling with technologies that don't quite work yet is
just not worth the effort for end users, however much fun it is for nerds like us.
We no longer think of chairs as technology; we just think of them as chairs. But there was a time when we hadn't worked
out how many legs chairs should have, how tall they should be, and they would often
crash when we tried to use them.
I tell you the solemn truth, that the doctrine of the Trinity is not so
difficult to accept for a working proposition as any one of the axioms of physics.
Some day science may have the existence of mankind in power, and the human race can commit suicide by blowing up the world.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
Every great scientific truth goes through three stages. First, people say it conflicts with the Bible.
Next, they say it has been discovered before. Lastly, they say they have always believed it.
The more you invest in technology, actually, the less productive your people are.
That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.
The one thing computers have done is let us make bigger mistakes. We have to be careful not to depend on our machines.
Take Wrigley's Chewing Gum. I don't think the Internet is going to change how people chew gum.
I would like to have been examined in history, poetry and writing essays. The examiners, on the other hand, were partial to Latin and
mathematics. And their will prevailed ... I should have liked to be asked to say what I knew. They always tried to ask what I did not know.
The dinosaurs disappeared because they could not adapt to their changing environment. We shall disappear
if we cannot adapt to an environment that now contains spaceships, computers and thermonuclear weapons.
Arthur C. Clarke
Lies, damned lies, and statistics.
For many businesses, the Internet is still a technology in search of a strategy.
Mary J. Cronin
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those
who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
Science is an edged tool, with which men play like children and cut their own fingers.
When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him
sit on a hot stove for a minute - and it's longer than any hour. That's relativity.
The digital revolution is far more significant than the invention of writing or even of printing.
Statistics: The only science that enables different experts using the same figures to draw different conclusions.
There is no
royal road to geometry.
Seven social sins: politics without principles, wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge
without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, and worship without sacrifice.
We rely on skilled foreign workers for their math, science, and creative abilities as well
as their cultural knowledge, which helps when localizing products for world markets.
The essence of a company like Intel is execution and strategy. Intel, looked at in another way, is a three-legged stool. One
leg is technology - design and silicon technology - another leg is manufacturing, and the third leg is marketing. Whenever Intel
did well it was because the three legs were equal. Whenever one of those legs was shorter than the others, we wobbled.
I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy.
Tweeted August 18, 2011.
The chess board is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the universe, the rules of the game are what we call the
laws of nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us. We know that his play is always fair, just, and patient.
But we also know, to our cost, that he never overlooks a mistake, or makes the smallest allowance for ignorance.
Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.
The science should not stand in the way of this.
Referring to school reopenings in a news briefing, July 16, 2020.
We must face up to a difficult paradox: The U.S. can maintain a leading position in science only by giving up its desire to be number one.
It's easier for a rich man to ride that camel through the eye of a needle
directly into the Kingdom of Heaven, than for some of us to give up our cell phone.
I would say that hardware is the bone of the head, the skull. The semiconductor is
the brain within the head. The software is the wisdom and data is the knowledge.
There are two kinds of statistics, the kind you look up and the kind you make up.
We used to have lots of questions to which there were no answers. Now, with the
computer, there are lots of answers to which we haven't thought up the questions.
Technology is destructive only in the hands of people who do not realize that they are one and the same process as the universe.