Quotes of Electronic

“ When knowledge inhabits a print space, it seems natural to want to own it. When it enters electronic space, it seems equally natural to surrender it. ”

- Doug Brent

“ It's been my policy to view the Internet not as an 'information highway,' but as an electronic asylum filled with babbling loonies. ”

- Mike Royko

“ The new electronic independence re-creates the world in the image of a global village. ”

- Marshall McLuhan

“ I let the winds of MTV blow through the show whenever possible, a lot of electronics for transitions, a lot of effects. ”

- Shari Lewis

“ Electronic calculators can solve problems which the man who made them cannot solve but no government-subsidized commission of engineers and physicists could create a worm. ”

- Joseph Wood Krutch

“ The most important thing about a TV set is to get it back against something and not out in the middle of a room where it's like a somber fellow making electronic judgments on you. ”

- Bruce Jay Friedman

“ It looks like a galosh with electronics in it. ”

- Niels Diffrient

“ There is a young and impresionable mind out there that is hungry for information. It has latched on to an electronic tube as its main source of nourishment. ”

- Joan Ganz Cooney

“ You can involve yourself in electronics, computers, puzzles… there's a lot of creativity and brain working. There's a lot to model trains that people don't realize. ”

- Gary Coleman

“ Techniques such as genetic engineering, psychoactive drugs and electronic control of the brain make possible a transformation of the species into docile, fully-obedient, 'safe' organisms. ”

- William Bainbridge

“ There's a way of transferring funds that is even faster than electronic banking. It's called marriage. ”

- Donald H. McGannon

“ The human brain must continue to frame the problems for the electronic machine to solve. ”

- David Sarnoff

“ The fantastic advances in the field of electronic communication constitute a greater danger to the privacy of the individual. ”

- Earl Warren

“ In the electronic age, books, words and reading are not likely to remain sufficiently authoritative and central to knowledge to justify literature. ”

- Alvin Kernan

“ The new electronic interdependence recreates the world in the image of a global village. ”

- Marshall McLuhan

“ I used the term in a study I wrote for the Rockefeller Foundation in 1974. I thought: if you create a highway, then people are going to invent cars. That's dialectics. If you create electronic highways, something has to happen. ”

- Nam June Paik

“ It's certainly more than a technological activity, although we instrument designers certainly use electronic technology as a design tool. But I wouldn't call it an artistic activity. We're toolmakers. Making tools is a craft, maybe even a high craft. I'd say that we are craftsmen rather than artists. ”

- Robert Moog

“ We need the slower and more lasting stimulus of solitary reading as a relief from the pressure on eye, ear and nerves of the torrent of information and entertainment pouring from ever-open electronic jaws. It could end by stupefying us. ”

- Storm Jameson

“ A few years ago, a fellow professor stopped at my door and said, You're here in your office more than my full-time colleagues, and I replied, Writers don't retire, they just go out of print. With electronic publication, even that doesn't have to happen. ”

- James Gunn

“ I've tried electric drum pads, but I hate them. I even had a huge, double-bass electronic kit in my last apartment that I played on through headphones, and I had that for maybe two days and that was it! ”

- Eric Carr

“ Television is a high-impact medium. It does some things no other force can do-transmitting electronic pictures through the air. Still, as an explored, comprehensive medium, it is not a substitute for print. ”

- Walter Cronkite

“ If we slide into one of those rare moments of military honesty, we realize that the technical demands of modern warfare are so complex a considerable percentage of our material is bound to malfunction even before it is deployed against a foe. We no longer waste manpower by carrying the flag into battle… ”

- Ernest K. Gann

“ There is never finality in the display terminal's screen, but an irresponsible whimsicality, as words, sentences, and paragraphs are negated at the touch of a key. The significance of the past, as expressed in the manuscript by a deleted word or an inserted correction, is annulled in idle gusts of electronic massacre. ”

- Alexander Cockburn

“ The car as we know it is on the way out. To a large extent, I deplore its passing, for as a basically old-fashioned machine, it enshrines a basically old-fashioned idea: freedom. In terms of pollution, noise and human life, the price of that freedom may be high, but perhaps the car, by the very muddle and confusion it causes, may be holding back the remorseless spread of the regimented, electronic society. ”

- J. G. Ballard

“ Sometimes, because of its immediacy, television produces a kind of electronic parable. Berlin, for instance, on the day the Wall was opened. Rostropovich was playing his cello by the Wall that no longer cast a shadow, and a million East Berliners were thronging to the West to shop with an allowance given them by West German banks! At that moment the whole world saw how materialism had lost its awesome historic power and become a shopping list. ”

- John Berger
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