James Gleick

James Gleick

Tiny differences in input could quickly become overwhelming differences in output.... In weather, for example, this translates into what is only half-jokingly known as the Butter- fly Effect—the notion that a butterfly stirring the air today in Peking can transform storm systems next month in New York.More James Gleick quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
As soon as the printing press started flooding Europe with books, people were complaining that there were too many books and that it was going to change philosophy and the course of human thought in ways that wouldnt necessarily be good.More James Gleick quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Neither technology nor efficiency can acquire more time for you, because time is not a thing you have lost. It is not a thing you ever had....More James Gleick quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When the Lilliputians first saw Gulliver's watch, that "wonderful kind of engine...a globe, half silver and half of some transparent metal," they identified it immediately as the god he worshiped. After all, "he seldom did anything without consulting it: he called it his oracle, and said it pointed out the time for every action in his life." To Jonathan Swift in 1726 that was worth a bit of satire. Modernity was under way. We're all Gullivers now. Or are we Yahoos?More James Gleick quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The Internet has taken shape with startlingly little planning? The most universal and indispensable network on the planet somehow burgeoned without so muchasa boardofdirectors, never minda mergers-and- acquisitions department. There is a paradoxical lesson here for strategists. In economic terms, the great corporations are acting like socialist planners, while old- fashioned free-market capitalism blossoms at their feet.More James Gleick quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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Author Unknown They say blacks that whites they have to blame, to white that black is to blame.
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