10 Greatest Technology Quotes


The advancement of technology generally evokes a range of emotions in people from all walks of life.  Some view technology as a great evil that slowly diminishes our humanity, while others view it as a way to bring the world closer together and to help solve some of our greatest challenges.  Regardless of your view, almost everyone has a favourite quote or two about the impact that technology has on our lives.  These are my 10 favourites of all time…

 

1) One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men.  No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. – Elbert Hubbard (Author)

2) Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it’s really how it works. – Steve Jobs (Apple co-founder)

 

3) We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works. – Douglas Adams (Author)

 

4) I think frugality drives innovation, just like other constraints do. One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out. – Jeff Bezos (Amazon founder)

 

5) Today is cruel. Tomorrow is crueler. And the day after tomorrow is beautiful. – Jack Ma (Alibaba founder)

 

6) All of the biggest technological inventions created by man – the airplane, the automobile, the computer – says little about his intelligence, but speaks volumes about his laziness. – Mark Kennedy (Author)

 

7) Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless. – Thomas Edison (Inventor)

 

8) Technology made large populations possible; large populations now make technology indispensable. – Joseph Krutch (Writer)

 

9) The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers. – Sydney Harris (Journalist)

 

10) If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner. – Omar Bradley (General, US Army).

 

Nazrul Hoque – 1 January 2018