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The Internet is the world's largest library. It's just that all the books are on the floor. ~John Allen Paulos


Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant. ~Mitch Kapor, variation of a quote by Jerome Weisner (Getting an education from MIT is like taking a drink from a fire hose.)


The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow. ~Bill Gates


Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day; teach that person to use the Internet and they won't bother you for weeks. ~Author Unknown


National borders aren't even speed bumps on the information superhighway. ~Tim May


Looking at the proliferation of personal web pages on the Net, it looks like very soon everyone on Earth will have 15 megabytes of fame. ~M.G. Sriram


A journey of a thousand sites begins with a single click. ~Author Unknown


I have an almost religious zeal — not for technology per se, but for the Internet which is for me, the nervous system of mother Earth, which I see as a living creature, linking up. ~Dan Millman


The Internet isn't free. It just has an economy that makes no sense to capitalism. ~Brad Shapcott


The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life. ~Andrew Brown


Internet: absolute communication, absolute isolation. ~Paul Carvel


Emails we can read, say no to 'send a receipt', mark as unread, categorise, label and put in a folder whilst drinking tea and thinking about other things. It's hard work making the right noises and facial expressions in response to an in-person reminder. ~Neil Cottingham, 2013


Information on the Internet is subject to the same rules and regulations as conversation at a bar. ~George Lundberg


Television to brainwash us all and Internet to eliminate any last resistance. ~Paul Carvel


Advances in computer technology and the Internet have changed the way America works, learns, and communicates. The Internet has become an integral part of America's economic, political, and social life. ~Bill Clinton


One of the Internet's strengths is its ability to help consumers find the right needle in a digital haystack of data. ~Jared Sandberg


You can't take something off the Internet — it's like taking pee out of a pool. ~Author Unknown, 1995


The Internet is based on a layered, end-to-end model that allows people at each level of the network to innovate free of any central control. By placing intelligence at the edges rather than control in the middle of the network, the Internet has created a platform for innovation. ~Vinton Cerf


Hooked on Internet? Help is a just a click away. ~Author Unknown


The Internet has been the most fundamental change during my lifetime and for hundreds of years. ~Rupert Murdoch


The advent of electronic mail is fostering a revival of "the familiar letter." ~Author Unknown


The Internet is clearly about more than sports scores and email now. It's a place where we can conduct our democracy and get very large amounts of data to very large numbers of people. ~Frank James


My favorite thing about the Internet is that you get to go into the private world of real creeps without having to smell them. ~Penn Jillett


The Internet is a telephone system that's gotten uppity. ~Clifford Stoll


Warning: the Internet may contain traces of nuts. ~Author Unknown


Five years ago, we thought of the Web as a new medium, not a new economy. ~Clement Mok


What do you call a doctor that fixes websites? A URLologist. ~Author Unknown


The Internet is the most powerful magnifier of slack ever invented. ~Author Unknown


Almost overnight, the Internet's gone from a technical wonder to a business must. ~Bill Schrader


Cutting through the acronyms and argot that littered the hearing testimony, the Internet may fairly be regarded as a never-ending worldwide conversation. The government may not, through the CDA, interrupt that conversation. ~Stewart Dalzell, ruling on the constitutionality of the Communications Decency Act, 1996


The Net treats censorship as a defect and routes around it. ~John Gilmore, 1993


This website uses cookies. Please check your keyboard for chocolate chips. ~Andy Lee, @andrewdotlee, tweet, 2013


The Internet is full. Go away. ~Author Unknown


If addiction is judged by how long a dumb animal will sit pressing a lever to get a "fix" of something, to its own detriment, then I would conclude that netnews is far more addictive than cocaine. ~Rob Stampfli


If you have a web site, it makes your small business look big. ~Natalie Sequera


The Internet is like alcohol in some sense. It accentuates what you would do anyway. If you want to be a loner, you can be more alone. If you want to connect, it makes it easier to connect. ~Esther Dyson


The 'Net is a waste of time, and that's exactly what's right about it. ~William Gibson


No matter how well you know the rules of netiquette, you will eventually offend someone who doesn't. ~Don Rittner


There are 5,000 great people for every jerk on Usenet. But that still is a lot of jerks. ~Don Rittner


The problem with internet quotes is that you cannot always depend on their accuracy. ~Benjamin Franklin, 1795 😜


[W]e're into a whole new world with the Internet, and whenever we sort of cross another plateau in our development, there are those who seek to take advantage of it. So this is a replay of things that have happened throughout our history. ~Bill Clinton


I had a life once... now I have a computer. ~Author Unknown


Sooner or later the Internet will become profitable. It's an old story played before by canals, railroads and automobiles. ~Paul A. Samuelson


When I took office, only high energy physicists had ever heard of what is called the World Wide Web.... Now even my cat has its own page. ~Bill Clinton, 1996


The message for business people contemplating their place in cyberspace is simple and direct: get linked or get lost. ~Vic Sussman and Kenan Pollack


On the internet, even private is public. ~Terri Guillemets


In cyberspace, the First Amendment is a local ordinance. ~John Perry Barlow


Describing the Internet as the Network of Networks is like calling the Space Shuttle a thing that flies. ~John Lester


I am at a loss to figure out how to rid my e-mail of those bottom-feeders of the electronic world, the generators of spam.... If I were Emperor of the World, I would lock all the spammers in a room and force them to watch nothing but TV commercials for the rest of their miserable lives, and I would condemn the people who respond to spammers to do nothing but clean the toilets in this room. ~Richard E. Turner (1937–2011), The Grammar Curmudgeon, a.k.a. "The Mudge," from "The Curmudgeon Sounds Off: A Plague of Spam," July 2004


There are three kinds of death in this world. There's heart death, there's brain death, and there's being off the network. ~Guy Almes


If Al Gore invented the Internet, Dan Quayle invented spell check. ~Author unknown


The world is poised on the cusp of an economic and cultural shift as dramatic as that of the Industrial Revolution. ~Steven Levy, 1997


The Internet is a shallow and unreliable electronic repository of dirty pictures, inaccurate rumors, bad spelling and worse grammar, inhabited largely by people with no demonstrable social skills. ~Author Unknown


We have technology, finally, that for the first time in human history allows people to really maintain rich connections with much larger numbers of people. ~Pierre Omidyar


Chances are, you now know that the marriage of the computer and the telephone is one of the century's seismic technical and economic developments. In terms of potential social and economic impact, it is often likened to the introduction of assembly-line manufacturing or to the invention of the computer itself. ~Author Unknown


As the most participatory form of mass speech yet developed, the Internet deserves the highest protection from government intrusion. ~Stewart Dalzell



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