Category Archives: Quotes

Quote of the week




“In the area of politics our major policy obligation is not to mistake slogans for solutions.” Ed Murrow (1908-1965).






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Brain Eno giving good quote




Sorry. It’s starting to become quote central. But I like this. A lot. Get over it. This man has a brain the size of a planet. This is from SciFoo via Guy Weber via Roberto Trotta at Imperial. I may … Continue reading






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Quote of the week (for Sherborne school)




One day ladies will take their computers for walks in the park and tell each other, “My little computer said such a funny thing this morning”. Alan Turing (1949?)






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Quote(s) of the Week




“Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?” – T.S. Eliot. (and that was before Facebook and Twitter).






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Quote of the week




“No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be” – Isaac Asimov Easier said that done, of course.






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Edinburgh International Book Festival




I’m off to Edinburgh on Friday to speak at the Edinburgh festival (12.30 Saturday, Garden Theatre). I’m inclined to somehow weave in the following quote. “Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. … Continue reading






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Quote of the week (about digital culture)




After yesterday’s essay something short. “The complicated, ambiguous milieu of human contact is being replaced with simple, scalable equations. We maintain thousands more friends than any human being in history, but at the cost of complexity and depth.” Daniel. H. … Continue reading






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Quote of the Week




Apologies, holidays and a book launch, not to mention brainmail issue number 99 to be dealing with. Here’s a little gem I found in the newspapers last weekend. “Sex, drugs, rock ‘n’ roll, dancing; all the things we like doing … Continue reading






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Man Vs. Machine: Gandhi




Don’t know how I managed to miss the thoughts of Gandhi on man versus machine, but I did… “The supreme consideration is man. The machine should not tend to make atrophied the limbs of man.” “What I object to is … Continue reading






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Are libraries kennels for underdogs?




I just has a flash of inspiration. Maybe. I’m supposed to be thinking about bookshops, but I keep getting drawn back to public libraries and a line has jumped into my head. “Libraries are kennels for underdogs.” BTW, book light … Continue reading






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