Category Archives: Quotes

Quote of the Week (quote of our times)




“C’est la vie, say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell.”






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Quote of the Week




“Sooner or later you’ll have a computer attached to your face.” David J. Hill.






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The Five Stages of Disconnection




Just had my email down for about a week. Five stages: Denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. Seems OK now. Meanwhile been working on the final stages of my new megatrends map and there’s a megatrend on it I’ve called … Continue reading






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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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