InfoStory Quotes: What technology does or doesn’t do to us

“It’s technology, not business or government, that’s the real driving force behind large-scale societal shifts.” —Sean Parker, quoted in David Kirkpatrick, “With a Little Help from His Friends,”  Vanity Fair, October 2010

“The invention of new communications technologies—especially the Internet—is transforming the human capacity to speak, perhaps as monumentally as the invention of the printing press in the 15th century.” —Lee Bollinger, “Journalism Needs Government Help,” The Wall Street Journal, July 14, 2010

“People should not mistake the means of civilization for the end. The steam engine and the telephone depend entirely for their value on the use to which they are put … The value of the telephone is the value of what two people have to say.” —Oscar Wilde

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