Archive for August, 2005

TECHNOLOGY DOESN’T SAVE PEOPLE,

August 31, 2005

“It’s not us saving people. It’s us getting the technology to the people who will use it to save people.”

University of South Florida professor Robin Murphy, on why New Orleans really needs robots right now, MSNBC.com, 30 August 2005

YOU WINFS SOME, YOU LOSE SOME

August 30, 2005

“I would certainly not characterize WinFS as being ahead of schedule.”

Microsoft employee Quentin Clark, on the new file system’s sudden appearance in beta, News.com, 29 August 2005

OUR SERVERS, OURSELVES

August 29, 2005

“It is a harbinger of the greater sensitivity we need to show in the future as we take more seriously the psychological importance of our digital lives.”

MIT professor Sherry Turkle, on the incipient tragedy of Flickr’s integration into new owner Yahoo’s network, Wired News, 29 August 2005

INVASION OF THE IPOD PEOPLE

August 26, 2005

“The digital audio market is evolving in such a way that our competitive advantage will be to focus on creating premium home network products.”

D&M Holdings president Vic Pacor, on discontinuing the original Rio line of MP3 players, BetaNews, 26 August 2005

ANOTHER MEDIUM FOR PUTTING PEOPLE TO SLEEP

August 25, 2005

“I don’t have a therapist. I have my blog.”

NBC newsreader Brian Williams, on posting behind-the-scenes reports on his newscast, The New York Times, 25 August 2005

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