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Slideshow: 20 Great Technology Quotations

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Debera Harward
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Re: Great slideshow
Debera Harward   11/18/2013 6:34:56 AM
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Elizebeth i agree with your point about facebook and other technologies but then every thing has positive and negative impacts infact every technology carries its pros and cons it totally depends upon individuals how to deal with it .

Elizabeth M
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Re: Philip K. Dick's quote
Elizabeth M   11/18/2013 4:02:59 AM
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Interesting article, John Duffy. I understand what Philp K. Dick meant and how it's relevant today...ie, people spying on each other *through* phones. In terms of his quote, I would argue it's not phones spying but companies and/or the governments of countries. And according to this article, it's not just phones that could potentially be used as spying tools.

Elizabeth M
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Re: McNealy and Ballmer
Elizabeth M   11/18/2013 3:58:15 AM
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And this is the link I was talking about: http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1386&doc_id=269225


The debate about women in tech continues in the comments.

Elizabeth M
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Elizabeth M   11/18/2013 3:57:34 AM
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I won't argue with you on that, Rob. The key question is: how? We were talking about this on another message board, trying to get to the root of the problem and how it might be solved. There are some good efforts underway, though, apparently.

Charles Murray
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Charles Murray   11/15/2013 6:09:56 PM
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Thanks for your comment, jhankwitz. As you accurately point out, Design News' site is a place to share insight and knowledge. There's no reason it can't be done courteously.

William K.
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The most disturbing quote.
William K.   11/14/2013 10:39:45 PM
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I found that the one quote that stated how exquisitely dependant o technology so many have become while so very few understand it to be very true, making it quite disturbing. Here engineers have provided all kinds of cheap goodies that do all kinds of things, and folks become quite dependant on them, and they have not any clue about how they work, or even any of the principles of how they work.

So what would happen if some day all of the engineers decided that the unknowing would no longer be permitted to enjoy the benefits of that that they don't understand? Could engineers ever be paid as much as lawyers and doctors? And get as much respect as doctors?

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Philip K. Dick's quote
John Duffy   11/14/2013 5:40:22 PM
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In refernce to Philip K. Dick's quote, (they're spying on my phone/my phone is spying on me)  I'll just leave this: it isn't the phones  http://www.popsci.com/article/gadgets/china-spying-russia-bugged-clothing-irons

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Rob Spiegel   11/14/2013 5:07:02 PM
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Your point is well argued, Ttemple. And maybe the inclination to shun women in technical work environments is over. I certainly saw it. But that was some years ago. Perhaps industry now welcomes women in technical careers. Women who are now in technical and engineering environments would know better than I.

ttemple
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ttemple   11/14/2013 4:44:36 PM
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Rob,

Why is getting more women into technology a need?

I want people in technology who want to be there, who have a burning desire to be there.  If most of those people happen to be men, then that is who I want there.  I don't think there should be some societally imposed gender quota on who is in technology.

If you watch infants, little girls generally gravitate to certain things, and little boys to others.  I'm not going to expound further because it only takes minimal observation to see the general differences between boys and girls, and it is obvious from a very early age.

I believe parents should seek to discern the natural bent in each child, and encourage them in the direction that they are "wired" to go.  Maybe more boys are "wired" to be interested in technology, and thus, more likely to go there.

I don't believe that we (society?) should decide for our daughters that some number of them should be in technology and push them in that direction.  For the ones who have that desire and bent, lead them in that direction.  For the ones that don't, should we impose it on them?

If I believed that there was some grand conspiracy to keep women out of technology careers, I would be vehemently against it, but I don't think that is the case.  If it is, I'm all ears.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: McNealy and Ballmer
Rob Spiegel   11/14/2013 3:24:33 PM
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What's needed, Elizabeth, is to get more women into technology. 

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