Organizations often think about technology in a very narrow sense. They don’t ask questions about what behaviors a new technology might foster and what behaviors it might actually inhibit. The answers must line up with the overall culture and direction that leaders want to take the company.
~ Sara Armbruster on The Workplace of the Future via MIT Sloan Management Review
Life in the Facebook age can become an endless invitation to feel inferior or unloved.
~ Roger Cohen
Consider the tune, not the voice; consider the words, not the tune; consider the meaning, not the words.
~ Bhutanese Proverb
I’m an occasional drinker, the kind of guy who goes out for a beer and wakes up in Singapore with a full beard.
~ Raymond Chandler
The history of the past 75 years suggests how important the contributions of immigrant scholars and students have been to the vitality of America’s universities.
~ Jonathan R. Cole
I have made more friends for American culture than the State Department. Certainly I have made fewer enemies, but that isn’t very difficult.
~ Arthur Miller
“When a friend dies, I lose a friend. When I die, I will lose all my friends.”
~ Jasper John MacKay
How does Science Fiction influence the real world?
via The Economist
Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
~ George Santayana