Insights About The Internet From Famous People

From the time I was 7, when I purchased my first calculator, I was fascinated by the idea of a machine that could compute things.

Michael Dell, Dell Computers

I am sometimes something of a lazy person, so when I end up spending a lot of time using something myself — as I did with Google in the earliest of days, I knew it was a big deal.

Sergey Brin, Google co-founder

It is a tremendous responsibility for us to have all the eyes focused on what we do and give people exactly what they need when they ask for it.

Larry Page, Google co-founder

I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We’ve created life in our own image.

Stephen Hawking, physicist

Years ago, we couldn’t afford to make a phone call, it was so expensive to make a phone call and now we got mobile phones, we got Skype from the computer, I can speak to my family every day and I can communicate with them. And of course, when the website started a long time ago, we had this idea for a guestbook, which is an open forum, and within weeks we were full of idiots… you know, fascists, abusers, guys… well obviously Ritchie Blackmore fans who wanted to be abusive.

Ian Gillan, singer, Deep Purple

The Internet is the Viagra of big business.

Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric

Human beings are human beings. They say what they want, don’t they? They used to say it across the fence while they were hanging wash. Now they just say it on the Internet.

Dennis Miller, comedian

The Internet is the most important single development in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting.

Dave Barry, writer and humorist

Globalization, as defined by rich people like us, is a very nice thing… you are talking about the Internet, you are talking about cell phones, you are talking about computers. This doesn’t affect two-thirds of the people of the world.

Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States

The internet to me is kind of like a black hole, and I never really go on it.

Jennifer Lawrence, actress

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