Saturday, 16 April 2011

Quotes about the Internet

Here's the next section of quotes from my book 1000 Great Quotations for Business, Management & Training.

An updated version of the book is newly available as part of my Almost Free Kindle titles both in the UK and in the USA.

The Internet crosses borders and oceans with daredevil ease. There is no greater challenge to a parochial outlook than a day or two monitoring message traffic in this ongoing worldwide conversation.

Paul Gilster, US science author (b. 1949)

Email is reincarnating the age of letter-writing. We’re keeping in touch the way the Victorians did, building a personal community connected by a constant stream of letters sharing news and gossip. Email is reviving the ‘letter’ as a forum for wit, style, and personality, as well as an invaluable business tool.

Leslie Schroeder, US public relations executive

Stop thinking about it as the ‘information superhighway’ and start thinking about it as the ‘marketing superhighway’. Doesn’t it sound better already?

Don Logan, US media executive, Time Inc (b. 1944)

The Internet is a perfect diversion from learning – it opens many doors that lead to empty rooms.

Cliff Stoll, US astronomer (b. 1950)

The Internet is an elite organisation; most of the population of the world has never even made a phone call.

Noam Chomsky, US linguist, political activist (b. 1928)

The greatest asset of this worldwide electronic network, covering millions of individuals and organisations, is the ease with which you can establish a direct relationship with one person.

David Williams, British author, presenter (b. 1950)

We’ve all heard that a million monkeys banging on a million typewriters will eventually produce the entire works of Shakespeare. Now, thanks to the Internet, we know this is not true.

Eyler Coates, US librarian (1930-2002)

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