Important Technology Quotes

on Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Came across this list and thought I'd share...


The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn't think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential.
Steve Ballmer

The lifeblood of our business is that R&D spend. There's nothing that flows through a pipe or down a wire or anything else. We have to continuously create new innovation that lets people do something they didn't think they could do the day before.
Steve Ballmer

Over the years, the U.S. economy has shown a remarkable ability to absorb shocks of all kinds, to recover, and to continue to grow. Flexible and efficient markets for labor and capital, an entrepreneurial tradition, and a general willingness to tolerate and even embrace technological and economic change all contribute to this resiliency.
Ben Bernanke

As we go forward, I hope we're going to continue to use technology to make really big differences in how people live and work.
Sergey Brin

Some say Google is God. Others say Google is Satan. But if they think Google is too powerful, remember that with search engines unlike other companies, all it takes is a single click to go to another search engine.
Sergey Brin

Renewable energy is proven technology, the price is dropping, the rest of the world is going that way, that's where our investment should be going as well.
Bob Brown

Even in such technical lines as engineering, about 15% of one's financial success is due one's technical knowledge and about 85% is due to skill in human engineering, to personality and the ability to lead people.
Dale Carnegie

It's a fact that more people watch television and get their information that way than read books. I find new technology and new ways of communication very exciting and would like to do more in this field.
Stephen Covey

There are managers so preoccupied with their e-mail messages that they never look up from their screens to see what's happening in the nondigital world.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Our business is about technology, yes. But it's also about operations and customer relationships.
Michael Dell

The interesting thing is when we design and architect a server, we don't design it for Windows or Linux, we design it for both. We don't really care, as long as we're selling the one the customer wants.
Michael Dell

Almost everybody today believes that nothing in economic history has ever moved as fast as, or had a greater impact than, the Information Revolution. But the Industrial Revolution moved at least as fast in the same time span, and had probably an equal impact if not a greater one.
Peter Drucker

The new information technology—Internet and e-mail—have practically eliminated the physical costs of communications.
Peter Drucker

Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don't think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the talking about the other.
Bill Gates

I think it's fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we've ever created. They're tools of communication, they're tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user.
Bill Gates

It's pretty incredible to look back 30 years to when Microsoft was starting and realize how work has been transformed. We're finally getting close to what I call the digital workstyle.
Bill Gates

Paper is no longer a big part of my day. I get 90% of my news online, and when I go to a meeting and want to jot things down, I bring my Tablet PC. It's fully synchronized with my office machine so I have all the files I need.
Bill Gates

Microsoft has had its success by doing low-cost products and constantly improving those products and we've really redefined the IT industry to be something that's about a tool for individuals.
Bill Gates

We are always saying to ourself.. we have to innovate. We got to come up with that breakthrough. In fact, the way software works.. so long as you are using your existing software.. you don't pay us anything at all. So we're only paid for breakthroughs.
Bill Gates

Competition is always a fantastic thing, and the computer industry is intensely competitive. Whether it's Google or Apple or free software, we've got some fantastic competitors and it keeps us on our toes.
Bill Gates

We're responsible for the creation of the PC industry. The whole idea of compatible machines and lots of software.. that's something we brought to computing. And so it's a responsibility for us to make sure that things like security don't get in the way of that dream.
Bill Gates

Security is, I would say, our top priority because for all the exciting things you will be able to do with computers.. organizing your lives, staying in touch with people, being creative.. if we don't solve these security problems, then people will hold back. Businesses will be afraid to put their critical information on it because it will be exposed.
Bill Gates

Technology happens, it's not good, it's not bad. Is steel good or bad?
Andrew Grove

A fundamental rule in technology says that whatever can be done will be done.
Andrew Grove

Not all problems have a technological answer, but when they do, that is the more lasting solution.
Andrew Grove

I think Amazon is the preeminent pioneer in building a new way of doing commerce: personalized, database-driven commerce, where the big value is not in the purchase fulfillment, but in knowing as much about a customer base of ten or twenty million people as a corner store used to know about a customer base of a few hundred. In today's mass-merchandising world, that's largely gone; Amazon is trying to use computer technology to re-establish it.
Andrew Grove

Speech has allowed the communication of ideas, enabling human beings to work together to build the impossible. Mankind's greatest achievements have come about by talking, and its greatest failures by not talking. It doesn't have to be like this. Our greatest hopes could become reality in the future. With the technology at our disposal, the possibilities are unbounded. All we need to do is make sure we keep talking.
Stephen Hawking

In this new wave of technology, you can't do it all yourself, you have to form alliances.
Carlos Slim Helu

I still have my laptop but I haven't used it. I'm a paper man, not electronic.
Carlos Slim Helu

I think one of the big errors people are making right now is thinking that old-style businesses will be obsolete, when actually they will be an important part of this new civilization. Some retail groups are introducing e-commerce and think that the "bricks" are no longer useful. But they will continue to be important.
Carlos Slim Helu

The key is the Internet. The United States is by far the most advanced country in this new digital culture, so we have to be there. The Internet is the heart of this new civilization, and telecommunications are the nervous system, or circulatory system.
Carlos Slim Helu

To turn really interesting ideas and fledgling technologies into a company that can continue to innovate for years, it requires a lot of disciplines.
Steve Jobs

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.
Dan Millman

It is extremely unlikely that anyone coming out of school with a technical degree will go into one area and stay there. Today's students have to look forward to the excitement of probably having three or four careers.
Gordon Moore

I remember the difficulty we had in the beginning replacing magnetic cores in memories and eventually we had both cost and performance advantages. But it wasn't at all clear in the beginning.
Gordon Moore

With engineering, I view this year's failure as next year's opportunity to try it again. Failures are not something to be avoided. You want to have them happen as quickly as you can so you can make progress rapidly.
Gordon Moore

The technology at the leading edge changes so rapidly that you have to keep current after you get out of school. I think probably the most important thing is having good fundamentals.
Gordon Moore

The Internet has been the most fundamental change during my lifetime and for hundreds of years. Someone the other day said, "It's the biggest thing since Gutenberg," and then someone else said "No, it's the biggest thing since the invention of writing."
Rupert Murdoch

There is so much media now with the Internet and people, and so easy and so cheap to start a newspaper or start a magazine, there’s just millions of voices and people want to be heard.
Rupert Murdoch

I had one simple idea about telling friends about arts and technology events. People in the community suggested everything else to us, and that's our theme. We're really run by the people who use the site. We just run the infrastructure, and help out with problems.
Craig Newmark

I need to make an okay living. The people who work for us need to. But after you make a comfortable living, how much more do you need? It's like I make a joke about nerd values, because I'm very much in the rich nerd tradition. And you know, we say, like, hey, people pay us for this stuff, like programming. You know, what else do we need?
Craig Newmark

We have technology, finally, that for the first time in human history allows people to really maintain rich connections with much larger numbers of people.
Pierre Omidyar

eBay's business is based on enabling someone to do business with another person, and to do that, they first have to develop some measure of trust, either in the other person or the system.
Pierre Omidyar

I'm a great believer in new technology and I think new technology is very scary for newspaper companies.
James Packer

The fact that I have entered into IT-related business is proof that businesses have to evolve and keep with time. One has to re-invent continuously.
Kerry Packer

I don't want to be left behind. In fact, I want to be here before the action starts.
Kerry Packer

The ultimate search engine would basically understand everything in the world, and it would always give you the right thing. And we're a long, long ways from that.
Larry Page

The Star Trek computer doesn't seem that interesting. They ask it random questions, it thinks for a while. I think we can do better than that.
Larry Page

I want Wipro to be among the top ten IT companies in the world.
Azim Premji

Upwards of two hundred species.. mostly of the large, slow-breeding variety.. are becoming extinct here every day because more and more of the earth's carrying capacity is systematically being converted into human carrying capacity. These species are being burnt out, starved out, and squeezed out of existence.. thanks to technologies that most people, I'm afraid, think of as technologies of peace. I hope it will not be too long before the technologies that support our population explosion begin to be perceived as no less hazardous to the future of life on this planet than the endless production of radioactive wastes.
Daniel Quinn

Technology is always evolving, and companies.. not just search companies.. can't be afraid to take advantage of change.
Eric Schmidt

We don’t have a traditional strategy process, planning process like you’d find in traditional technical companies. It allows Google to innovate very, very quickly, which I think is a real strength of the company.
Eric Schmidt

I believe that this notion of self-publishing, which is what Blogger and blogging are really about, is the next big wave of human communication. The last big wave was Web activity. Before that one it was e-mail. Instant messaging was an extension of e-mail, real-time e-mail.
Eric Schmidt

Information and communications technology unlocks the value of time, allowing and enabling multi-tasking, multi-channels, multi-this and multi-that.
Li Ka Shing

I believe that Silicon Valley is truly a place of excellence and the impact of this tiny community on the world is completely disproportionate to its size. We are the undisputed leaders of technological change. But with our abundance of talent and resources, we also have the opportunity to be the pioneers of social change and, ultimately, this may be our greatest contribution.
Jeff Skoll

The insanity of the collective egoic mind, amplified by science and technology, is rapidly taking our species to the brink of disaster. Evolve or die: that is our only choice now.
Eckhart Tolle

26 comments:

portorangejames said...

Love your blog man. Great finds.

thecatzpajamas said...

I believe in the future, WERE ALL GONNA HAVE TO RELY ON TECHNOLOGY.
then we start geetting fat and losing bones too

NinjaZombie said...

A bit on the long side, but at least it's about something readable. Nice blog, I'm following it.

z1pcod3 said...

Cool Story, Bro!

Anonymous College Student said...

Nice quotes.

troykan said...

was a nice read!

Bicycle said...

interesting read, plus it relates to what i'm studying!

SCHWARTZ said...

That's hot man.

Swift Love said...

this is one of my more favorite blog posts from you :)

AnnoNeuvo said...

Wow! Long read haha x) Good shit tho!

Slumph said...

nice thoughts, long read =D

TheCoolIgloo said...

Deep shit man, however i dont believe competition is fully necessary for the survival of it all

3milelimit said...

I was bored at work reading through this list, some interesting quotes, kept me distracted anyway.

CS said...

That is certainly a lot to reflect on.

Saryn said...

Different view of how things are. I'd like to see more.

TheCoolest said...

this is ALMOST the coolest blog ever.

MacPCharmony said...

thanks for the new info :)

The Reviever said...

I bet it took you some time to complete those quotes into one post. Good job. Very interesting.

That Which Haunts said...

Testify. The comments spoken in this thread really make the threats of net neutrality all too apparent. Media controlling information is a daunting idea.

sparky12 said...

Honestly I'm afraid of technology, it definitely makes our lives easier. But when computers and robots start to steal more jobs from people I'm wondering how the world will be able to cope. How can imperfect humans compete with a computer/robot that was programmed and built to do a job. We are already seeing job stealing in our supermarkets and walmarts. (ie self-checkout).

Advantage-player said...

love this quotes :) sometimes they think we are daydreaming but after 5years tehnology kicks up and it is pain to be without it :)

Much Poopies! said...

what about this farting consult thing? =D

smoochies n' poopies! :*

Big Hoss said...

bill gates, what a good guy

RandomlyRated said...

long read, but interesting none the less, thanks!

ThePanther said...

great read, looking forward to more

Kritikal said...

Personally I'm very fond of the Bill Gates quotes.

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