Wednesday, March 5, 2008

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

Inventor: A person who makes an ingenious arrangement of wheels, levers and springs, and believes it civilization.

~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary

Modern technology
Owes ecology
An apology.

~Alan M. Eddison

It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.

~Albert Einstein

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.

~Elbert Hubbard, The Roycroft Dictionary and Book of Epigrams, 1923

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.

~Richard P. Feynman

If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger.

~Frank Lloyd Wright

Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation...tooting, howling, screeching, booming, crashing, whistling, grinding, and trilling bolster his ego. His anxiety subsides. His inhuman void spreads monstrously like a gray vegetation.

~Jean Arp

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