[logo] Winter 1998 Tech Quote Submissions

Quotations related to Science and Technology

Submitted by SCEN103 class, Winter 1998
"Science Concepts behind High Technology"

Listed in order received...

(The Bad!)
If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith.

Submitted by: Nik Focht (1/7/98)

(The Inevitable)
When the doors of perception are cleansed, man will see things as they truly are.........infinite.

Submitted by: Craig Zeisloft (1/7/98)

(The Inevitable)
Change is the essential process of all existence.

SPOCK, Star Trek
Submitted by: David May (1/9/98)

(The Bad!)
Technological progress has merely provided us with a more efficient means for going backwards.

AULDOUS HUXLEY, found at Doug Turner's Quotation Server
Submitted by: Dennis Williams (1/10/98)

(The Good?)
The difference between e-mail and regular mail is that computers handle e-mail, and computers never decide to come to work one day and shoot all the other computers.

JAMAIS CASCIO, found at Technology Quotes
Submitted by: Judy Farago (1/11/98)

(The Future)
D'ou venons-nous? Qui sommes-nous? Ou allons-nous?
"Where do we come from? Who are we? Where are we going?"

Title of a painting by Gauguin
Submitted by: Amy Totten (1/11/98)

(The Good?)
I think there's a world market for about five computers.

THOMAS WATSON, quoted by Charlse Hard Townes In Martin Moskovits (Ed.) iScience and Society The John C. Polany, Nobel Lareates Lectures, Anansi Press, Concord Ontario, 1995, P.8 (1)
Submitted by: James Hudson (1/11/98)

(The Bad!)
Almost everything that distinguishes the modern world from earlier centuries is attibutable to science, which achieved its most spectacular triumphs in the seventeenth century.

BERTRAND RUSSEL, in History of Western Philosophy, Allen and Anwin, London, 1979, P.512 (6)
Submitted by: Ben Feldman (1/11/98)

(The Good?)
Science is a community enterprise. The insights that shape our view of the Universe come not from a single person or a small handful, but from the combined efforts of many.

KIP THORNE, author of Black Holes and Time Warps
Submitted by: Gregg Weisberg (1/12/98)

(The Inevitable)
Searching and retriening information on the internet requires you to become a data sleuth. You have to gauge one source against another, and then make judgements about the quality and authoriativeness of each.

PAUL CILSTER, in article Research on the Internet
Submitted by: Jeff Gonzalez (1/13/98)

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