Friday, 27 May 2011

Quotes about Technology

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.

For a list of all the ways technology has failed to improve the quality of life, please press three.

Alice Kahn, US author, journalist

When all else fails, read the instructions.
While modern technology has given people powerful new communication tools, it apparently can do nothing to alter the fact that many people have nothing useful to say.
Lee Gomes, US journalist

Conversations are the way knowledge workers discover what they know, share it with colleagues, and in the process create new knowledge for the organisation. The panoply of modern information and communication technology – for example, computers, faxes, email – can help knowledge workers in this process. But all depends upon the quality of the conversations that such technologies support.
Alan Webber, US editor, author, presenter (b. 1948)
Increasing access to technology improves overall wealth, but also exacerbates inequality, because access benefits the information-rich the most.
John Browning, US scientist, author

The most exciting breakthroughs of the 21st century will not occur because of technology but because of an expanding concept of what it means to be human.
John Naisbitt & Patricia Aburdene, US futurist authors (Naisbitt b. 1929; Aburdene b. 1968)

Like it or not, we are entering a phase in which the economy is dominated by technology – therefore dominated by increasing returns and by permanent transience instead of equilibrium.
W Brian Arthur, Irish economist (b. 1945)


  1. Hi David, trying to contact you to ask a favour.Sorry I cant find another way to contact you. I met when you did a team development day in Elgin for my CAMHS team and I bought your book of quotes which my son Seb Welsh pinched from me and loves..'his bible.' I see he did an amzon review using my husband Berny's amazon account and gave you 5*!
    He has organized and saved for a trip to Chile himself doing a paper round and waitering where he will be teaching English at the end of June. ( quite something as still 17)
    I wondered if I could buy a written copy of a book from you e.g. your warm up exercises which he could use with students or another book if you think more fitting and you could do a quote/ dedication for him in the front? He would be over the moon as he takes your quotes in a very genuine and thoughtful way and tries to incorporate them into his life.My e mail is
    Many thanks Cleo Welsh ( would have been 'Hart' at work)

  2. Hi Cleo. I've replied to you privately by email. Thanks for your and your son's kind words.