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A Few Moving Tech Quotes

In academia, scholars are pressured to "publish or perish".  Most readers are not moved or swayed to change by the hundred page scholarly paper.  People are moved by short statements and pictures.  "If you don't think too good.  Then don't think too much" said philosopher, Sid Petersen.  Quotes move us or at least make us stop and think.  I chose a few and shared them below.  I hope they do something for you. “We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works.” - Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

It's supposed to be automatic, but actually you have to push this button. ”― John Brunner, Stand on Zanzibar

I was flipping channels, watching this cheerleading program on MTV. They took a field hockey girl and “transformed” her into a cheerleader by the end of the show. I was just wondering: what if she liked field hockey better?” ― Jess C. Scott, EyeLeash: A Blog Novel

We're born, we live for a brief instant, and we die. It's been happening for a long time. Technology is not changing it much - if at all.” ― Steve Jobs

Don't explain computers to laymen. Simpler to explain sex to a virgin.”Robert A. Heinlein, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

“The nice thing about twitter is the architecture of visibility. Email is invisible unless you reach out to someone directly. With Twitter, anyone can follow you and this is one of the big changes that was really introduced by Flickr, was this wonderful idea that you can follow somebody without their permission. Recognizing that relationships are asymmetrical, unlike facebook where we have to acknowledge each other otherwise we can’t see each other.” ― Tim O'Reilly

“Be a surfer. Watch the ocean. Figure out where the big waves are breaking and adjust accordingly.”― 37 Signals, Getting Real: The Smarter, Faster, Easier Way to Build a Web Application

We have different ways on how to use or explain technology to people and most motives behind technology are good for us.  If technology is interesting and life changing people will use it.  If you want people to use it, do not force it on them.  And never send them a long scholarly manual about it.  Much easier to lead by example with technology and be open to other people's views on how to improve it.

Source for quotes: Good Reads