“The portrait of identity online is often painted in black and white," Poole said. "Who you are online is who you are offline." That rosy view of identity is complemented with a similarly oversimplified view of anonymity. People think of anonymity as dark and chaotic, Poole said. But human identity doesn’t work like that online or offline. We present ourselves differently in different contexts, and that’s key to our creativity and self-expression. "It’s not ‘who you share with,’ it’s ‘who you share as,’" Poole told us. "Identity is prismatic.”—4chan’s Chris Poole: Facebook & Google Are Doing It Wrong
“One of the things that separates us from primates is that we’re tool builders. I read a study that measured the efficiency of locomotion for various species on the planet. The condor used the least energy to move a kilometer. And, humans came in a third of the way down the list. But, Scientific American tested the efficiency of locomotion for a man on a bicycle. And, a man on the bicycle blew the condor away; it was completely off the top of the charts. And, that’s what a computer is to me. It is the most remarkable tool that we’ve ever come up with and it’s the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds.”—Steve Jobs.
“…merely extending knowledge a step further is not developing science. Breeding homing pigeons that could cover a given space with ever increasing rapidity did not give us the laws of telegraphy, nor did breeding faster horses bring us the steam locomotive.”—Edward J. v. K. Menge
“Nothing is obvious to everyone, but everything is obvious to someone. These two facts are something Socrates might have said. It’s simple and true, but easy to forget. Once we learn how to ride a bike, we forget how long it took to learn. There can be value in forgetting, or remembering, depending on how you look at things. - Scott Berkun”—Nothing is obvious to everyone « Scott Berkun
“It is said that we are all three different people: the person we think we are (the one we have invented), the person other people think we are (the impression we make) and the person we think other people think we are (the one we fret about). - Stephen Bayley, The Gentle Art of Selling Yourself”—The Technium: Found Quotes, 8