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" By the time you get a job, you know how to behave in a meeting or how to write a simple memo. "
" Advertising in the past has been predicated on a mass market and a captive audience. "
In The Past
" Craigslist is about authenticity. Craig has paid his dues, and people respect him. "
" There's a direct relationship between how difficult it is to send a message and how strongly it is received. "
" Kids automatically teach each other how to use technology, but they're not going to teach each other about the history of democracy, or the importance of taking their voices into the public sphere to create social change. "
" You can't assume any place you go is private because the means of surveillance are becoming so affordable and so invisible. "
" Markets are as old as the crossroads. But capitalism, as we know it, is only a few hundred years old, enabled by cooperative arrangements and technologies, such as the joint-stock ownership company, shared liability insurance, double-entry bookkeeping. "
" Technologies evolve in the strangest ways. Computers were created to calculate ballistics equations, and now we use them to create amusing illusions. Creating amusing illusions is a big business if you play it right. "
" We are moving rapidly into a world in which the spying machinery is built into every object we encounter. "
" The idea that your spouse or your parents don't know where you are at all times may be part of the past. Is that good or bad? Will that make for better marriages or worse marriages? I don't know. "
" Any virtual community that works, works because people put in some time. "
" Like most modern Americans, I assume individuality is not only a fundamental value, but a goal in life, an art form. "
" Personal computers were created by some teenagers in garages because the, the wisdom of the computer industry was that people didn't want these little toys on their desk. "
" Unlike with the majority of library books, when you enter a term into a search engine there is no guarantee that what you will find is authoritative, accurate or even vaguely true. "
" There is never going to be a substitute for face-to-face communication, but we have seen since the alphabet, to the telephone and now the Internet, that whenever people find a new way to communicate, they will flock to it. "
" It used to be that if your automobile broke, the teenager down the street with the wrench could fix it. Now you have to have sophisticated equipment that can deal with microchips. We're entering a world in which the complexity of the devices and the system of interconnecting devices is beyond our capability to easily understand. "
" As for Twitter, I've found that you have to learn how to make it add value rather than subtract hours from one's day. Certainly, it affords narcissism and distraction. "
" Inexpensive phones and pay-as-you go services are already spreading mobile phone technology to many parts of that world that never had a wired infrastructure. "
" Journalists don't have audiences - they have publics who can respond instantly and globally, positively or negatively, with a great deal more power than the traditional letters to the editor could wield. "
" Some digital natives are extraordinarily savvy. "
" You can't have an industrial revolution, you can't have democracies, you can't have populations who can govern themselves until you have literacy. The printing press simply unlocked literacy. "
" Technology no longer consists just of hardware or software or even services, but of communities. Increasingly, community is a part of technology, a driver of technology, and an emergent effect of technology. "
" The AP has only so many reporters, and CNN only has so many cameras, but we've got a world full of people with digital cameras and Internet access. "
" Democracy is not just voting for your leaders; it's really premised upon ordinary citizens understanding the issues. "
" Until fairly recently, Amish teachers would reprimand the student who raised his or her hand as being too individualistic. Calling attention to oneself, or being 'prideful,' is one of the cardinal Amish worries. Having your name or photo in the papers, even talking to the press, is almost a sin. "
" Mobile communications and pervasive computing technologies, together with social contracts that were never possible before, are already beginning to change the way people meet, mate, work, war, buy, sell, govern and create. "
" It's kind of astonishing that people trust strangers because of words they write on computer screens. "
" A phone tree isn't an ancient form of political organizing, but you have to call every person. "
" We think of them as mobile phones, but the personal computer, mobile phone and the Internet are merging into some new medium like the personal computer in the 1980s or the Internet in the 1990s. "
" Any disease support community is a place of deep bonds and empathy, and there are thousands if not tens of thousands of them. "
" I want to be very careful about judging and how much to generalize about the use of media being pathological. For some people, it's a temptation and a pathology; for others, it's a lifeline. "