The key is the Internet. The United States is by far the most advanced country in this new digital culture, so we have to be there. The Internet is the heart of this new civilization, and telecommunications are the nervous system, or circulatory system. - Carlos Slim Helu


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 has been the most fundamental change during my lifetime and for hundreds of years. Someone the other day said, "It's the biggest thing since Gutenberg," and then someone else said "No, it's the biggest thing since the invention of writing." - Rupert Murdoch


My take on the whole dot-com bubble was that a lot of people who wanted to make a lot of money got too excited and hyped up the commercial aspects of the Internet prematurely. I think the vision of the Internet as a democratizing medium... as everyone's printing press... is real. We got distracted from that by the mass hallucinations of the bubble. - Craig Newmark



When I started eBay, it was a hobby, an experiment to see if people could use the Internet to be empowered through access to an efficient market. I actually wasn't thinking about it in terms of a social impact. It was really about helping people connect around a sphere of interest so they could do business. - Pierre Omidyar


I agree completely with my son James when he says 'Internet is like electricity. The latter lights up everything, while the former lights up knowledge'. - Kerry Packer


The Internet has come a long way since it was created by the United States Department of Defense for army generals to have childish arguments about who would win in a fight, an M1 Abrams or Goku. Today, the sky is the limit and great Internet visionaries are continuing to push the limits on just how low we as a society can go, whether it's arguing hot dogs or desperately trying to get laid via a web site. And Something Awful will be there to showcase it all.

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