Digital Quotes

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Douglas Adams
“Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-two million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea.”
Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Neil Gaiman
“You are an analog girl, living in a digital world.”
Neil Gaiman, American Gods

Douglas Rushkoff
“We are looking at a society increasingly dependent on machines, yet decreasingly capable of making or even using them effectively.”
Douglas Rushkoff, Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age

Nick Harkaway
“Privacy is a protection from the unreasonable use of state and corporate power. But that is, in a sense, a secondary thing. In the first instance, privacy is the statement in words of a simple understanding, which belongs to the instinctive world rather than the formal one, that some things are the province of those who experience them and not naturally open to the scrutiny of others: courtship and love, with their emotional nakedness; the simple moments of family life; the appalling rawness of grief. That the state and other systems are precluded from snooping on these things is important - it is a strong barrier between the formal world and the hearth, extended or not - but at root privacy is a simple understanding: not everything belongs to everyone.”
Nick Harkaway, The Blind Giant

Rebecca McNutt
“Personally, I believe "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". I'd rather use film cameras and vinyl records and cathode ray tubes than any sort of the digital technology available. Look around! The streets are full of people who would rather have their eyes on their cell phones than on the world around them! Scientists are researching technology to erase specific memories from people! Our thrown-away digital technology is showing up overseas in huge piles of toxic heavy metals and plastic!

And yet there are still people who keep wanting technology and the future to keep going. They dream of flying cars, or humanoid robots, of populated cities on Mars. But do we really NEED this stuff? Maybe before we try to keep turning our world into an episode of The Jetsons, we should focus more on the problems that are surprisingly being overlooked now more than ever. Before we design another stupid cell phone or build a flying car, let's put a stop to racism, to sexism, to homophobia, to war. Let's stop buying all our "American" products from sweat shops overseas and let's end poverty in third-world countries. Let's let film photography never go obsolete, let's let print books continue to be printed. Let's stop domestic violence and child abuse and prostitution and this world's heavy reliance on prescription drugs. Let's stop terrorism, let's stop animal cruelty, , let's stop overpopulation and urbanization, let's stop the manufacture of nuclear weapons...

...I mean come on, we have all these problems to solve, but digital tech enthusiasts are more concerned that we don't have flying cars or robotic maids yet? That's pathetic.”
Rebecca McNutt

Nick Harkaway
“Piracy is robbery with violence, often segueing into murder, rape and kidnapping. It is one of the most frightening crimes in the world. Using the same term to describe a twelve-year-old swapping music with friends, even thousands of songs, is evidence of a loss of perspective so astounding that it invites and deserves the derision it receives.”
Nick Harkaway, The Blind Giant

Rebecca McNutt
“More pathetic than the digital age is the people who love it. They buy right into the "newer is always better" ideology and they can't seem to grasp that the fun of VHS tapes, super 8 film, darkroom photography and vinyl records is far more worthwhile and human than the cold, high-tech atmosphere of everything being digitized. As the 21st century progresses, yeah, we'll have our Netflix and our cellular phones and our artificial intelligence and our implanted microchips - and future generations will have lost something valuable. Sadly, they won't even know what they've lost because we're taking it all away from them.”
Rebecca McNutt

Rebecca McNutt
“Yeah, you’re right about having entire rooms full of film and photos… in that Sydney Mines house I have a darkroom, I have boxes of film and home movie footage… I have a few projectors, I have piles of Kodachrome slides… I like photographs. The world is always running away from society and the only way to keep the stuff that’s happened in the past is by taking photographs, I can keep memories of things alive with photographs,” Alecto responded. “People say that a time machine can’t be invented, but they’ve already invented a device that can stop time, cameras are the world’s first time machines… The steel mill, the coal mines, the train tracks, the smog in the sky, I’ve been able to rescue it on super-8 and Kodachrome, and no one can remediate those photographs, I can keep them as long as I want to.”
Rebecca McNutt, Smog City

“In the pursuit of greater equality in our education system, from K to PhD, technology access, print literacies, and verbal skill all collide as requirements for even basic participation in an information-based, technology-dependent economy and society.”
Adam J. Banks

Rebecca McNutt
“…I’m afraid of what the digital age will do to the world, to the things we think are important… it’s almost like people want to believe in some illusion that they’re robots and forget altogether that they’re real, living people… but everything these days is disposable, even people themselves, and that’s why I’m afraid for the world,” Mandy confessed, looking depressed and worried.

“So am I… but I’ll still watch all of it as the world dooms itself, because I want to see how it ends, and whether or not they’ll be intelligent enough to forget all of this digital illusion afterwards,” Alecto explained. “I’m sure that they’ll be able to realize how wrong it all is… even though the idiots outnumber most people these days, there are still enough intelligent people to fight against it.”
Rebecca McNutt, Smog City

Ursula K. Le Guin
“Why is it that if you say you don’t enjoy using an e-reader, or that you aren’t going to get one till the technology is mature, you get reported as “loathing” it?

The little Time article itself is fairly accurate about what I’ve said about e-reading, but the title of the series, “Famous Writers Who Loathe E-Books,” reflects or caters to a silly idea: that not being interested in using a particular technology is the same as hating and despising it.”
Ursula K. Le Guin

Byung-Chul Han
“El terror de lo igual alcanza hoy a todos los ámbitos vitales. Viajamos por todas partes sin tener ninguna experiencia. Uno se entera de todo sin adquirir ningún conocimiento. Se ansían vivencias y estímulos con los que, sin embargo, uno se queda siempre igual a sí mismo. Uno acumula amigos y seguidores sin experimentar jamás el encuentro con alguien distinto. Los medios sociales representan un grado nulo de lo social.
La interconexión digital total y la comunicación total no facilitan el encuentro con otros. Más bien sirven para encontrar personas iguales y que piensan igual, haciéndonos pasar de largo ante los desconocidos y quienes son distintos, y se encargan de que nuestro horizonte de experiencias se vuelva cada vez más estrecho. No enredan en un inacabable bucle del yo y, en último término, nos llevan a una "autopropaganda que nos adoctrina con nuestras propias nociones".”
Byung-Chul Han, La expulsión de lo distinto

Kate   O'Neill
“The meaningful design of experiences in physical space now regularly overlaps with the meaningful design of experiences in digital space.”
Kate O'Neill, Pixels and Place: Connecting Human Experience Across Physical and Digital Spaces

Kate   O'Neill
“That’s perhaps the easiest way to distill what makes something (especially an experience, in this case) meaningful: the ease with which it fits into our idea of purpose and aligns with what is relevant to us.”
Kate O'Neill, Pixels and Place: Connecting Human Experience Across Physical and Digital Spaces

Kate   O'Neill
“And all of it generates a data trail. All of it is trackable somewhere at some level, and much of it is traceable to this location.”
Kate O'Neill, Pixels and Place: Connecting Human Experience Across Physical and Digital Spaces

“No technology is strictly helpful or harmful. Digital inventiveness’ result stands mainly on human risk consciousness and security consistency.”
Stephane Nappo

Gyan Nagpal
“In a digitally enabled world, all businesses are global.”
Gyan Nagpal, Talent Economics: The Fine Line Between Winning and Losing the Global War for Talent

Mira Grant
“Rick didn’t seem to have any problems taking orders from a woman ten years his junior, either, which can be an issue with guys trying to jump from the traditional news media to the blogging world. They don’t mean to bring their prejudices with them when they make the transition, but some things are harder to get rid of than an addiction to seeing your stories physically printed.”
Mira Grant, Feed

Pearl Zhu
“Going digital is more like a journey than a destination. Predicting and preparing the next level of digitalization is an iterative learning and doing continuum.”
Pearl Zhu, Digital Maturity: Take a Journey of a Thousand Miles from Functioning to Delight

Pearl Zhu
“Competition to catalyze digital innovation is great. Competition to further the world of pursuing superego is unhealthy.”
Pearl Zhu, Digital Maturity: Take a Journey of a Thousand Miles from Functioning to Delight

Pearl Zhu
“The digital paradigm has many dimensions, adopting a different paradigm is like changing the glasses and new possibilities might emerge.”
Pearl Zhu, Digital Maturity: Take a Journey of a Thousand Miles from Functioning to Delight

Pearl Zhu
“Don’t rest until you’ve done everything you can do to make your organization as resilient, inventive, inspiring, and accountable as it can be.”
Pearl Zhu, Digital Maturity: Take a Journey of a Thousand Miles from Functioning to Delight

Pearl Zhu
“The organizational digitalization is surely a transformation journey, as it has to permeate into business vision, strategy, culture, communication, and processes, etc.”
Pearl Zhu, Digital Maturity: Take a Journey of a Thousand Miles from Functioning to Delight

Pearl Zhu
“A seamless digital transformation requires a vision to convey “WHY,” a solid strategy to clarify “WHAT,” and a technical specification to articulate “HOW” you want to transform radically.”
Pearl Zhu, Digital Maturity: Take a Journey of a Thousand Miles from Functioning to Delight

Pearl Zhu
“Digital transformation is a long journey, and the path for digital transformation can be iterative, evolutionary, revolutionary, or disruptive.”
Pearl Zhu, Digital Maturity: Take a Journey of a Thousand Miles from Functioning to Delight

Pearl Zhu
“Being digital ready is both an attitude and a set of leadership and business capabilities.”
Pearl Zhu, Digital Maturity: Take a Journey of a Thousand Miles from Functioning to Delight

Pearl Zhu
“To overcome digital stagnation, empower your change agents who present game-changing mindsets and well-rounded changeability.”
Pearl Zhu, Digital Maturity: Take a Journey of a Thousand Miles from Functioning to Delight

Pearl Zhu
“To clear the path of digitalization, whether that is the elimination of obstacles, closing the blind spots, or to provide guidance so that the business as a whole can take a digital leap and unleash its full potential.”
Pearl Zhu, Digital Maturity: Take a Journey of a Thousand Miles from Functioning to Delight

Pearl Zhu
“Don’t just play the number game, but connect the contextual dots and focus on the overall”
Pearl Zhu, Digital Maturity: Take a Journey of a Thousand Miles from Functioning to Delight

Munia Khan
“Smartphone is definitely smarter than us to be able to keep us addicted to it.”
Munia Khan

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