Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Quotes for the Week

The quotes below are from the book Metaphors Be With You, which contains quotes on 250 different subjects from A-Z. These are about computers.  (Sorry, nothing about IPads.)

A computer terminal is not some clunky old television with a typewriter in front of it.  It is an interface where the mind and body can connect with the universe and move bits of it about
                           Douglas Adams

What a computer is to me is the most remarkable tool that we have ever come up with.  It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds.
                           Steve Jobs

The PC is the LSD of the Nineties.
                           Timothy Leary

With the internet, a computer is a door rather than a box.
                           Clay Shirky

Terrified of being alone, yet afraid of intimacy, we experience
widespread feelings of emptiness, of disconnection, of the unreality of self.  And here the computer, a companion without emotional demands offers a compromise.  You can be a loner but never alone.
                           Sherry Turkle


Margaret Anderson said... [Reply to comment]

Interesting. As for the last one, I think it also encourages loner-ness, if not loneliness, and people are missing out on real conversations and all they can bring to our mental and physical health.

Barbara Rollins said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks, The;ma. Neat thoughts!

Susan Kane said... [Reply to comment]

A bicycle for the mind. Never thought of the computer in that way.


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