Archive for January, 2005

AND TO HELP YOU, THERE ARE NUMEROUS PROBLEMS PROVIDERS

January 31, 2005

“Ever since there’s been IT, there have been problems.”

Tech journalist Allan Holmes, on the inevitable failure of computing installations, Wired News, 30 January 2005

IF YOU THINK YOU’RE A TOOL, YOU MOST LIKELY ARE

January 28, 2005

“The iPod is no longer just an instrument or a tool, but a part of myself.”

York University professor Markus Giesler, on consumers’ disturbing level of intimacy with their music players, Wired News, 28 January 2005

I’D LIKE TO BUY THE WORLD AN IPOD

January 27, 2005

“Shopping becomes politics in the 21st century.”

U2 lead singer Bono, speaking at Davos about global poverty, MarketWatch, 27 January 2005

IGNORING THE GREAT OUTDOORS

January 26, 2005

“It’s a new technological innovation that is not at all unlike the first pay phone.”

California State Parks superintendent Ruth Coleman, on allowing visitors to access the Internet wirelessly, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 January 2005

I’M FEELING STINGY

January 25, 2005

“It’s hard to justify flying around in a jet anymore when a little Google guy, who is probably a millionaire or a billionaire, is driving around in a Prius.”

Silicon Valley restaurant proprietor Jamis MacNiven, on the lack of conspicuous consumption at the Googleplex, The Washington Post, 25 January 2005

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