Nicholas Negroponte

  1. Saving face, I fear, is to have two of them.
    (Being digital, p.40, Éd. Vintage, 1995)
  2. Being digital is the license to grow.
    (Being digital, p.41, Éd. Vintage, 1995)
  3. Today's TV set lets you control brightness, volume, and channel. Tomorrow's will allow you to vary sex, violence, and political leaning.
    (Being digital, p.49, Éd. Vintage, 1995)
  4. I am convinced that by the year 2005 Americans will spend more hours on the Internet (or whatever it is called) than watching network television.
    (Being digital, p.58, Éd. Vintage, 1995)
  5. The medium is no longer the message.
    (Being digital, p.61, Éd. Vintage, 1995)
  6. A hightly intercommunicating decentralized structure shows far more resilience and likelihood of survival. It is certainly more sustainable and likely to evolve over time.
    (Being digital, p.158 Éd. Vintage, 1995)
  7. There has always been a real difference between street smarts and smart smarts.
    (Being digital, p.201, Éd. Vintage, 1995)
  8. The notion of instruction manual is obsolete.
    (Being digital, p.215, Éd. Vintage, 1995)
  9. Tomorrow, people of all ages will find a more harmonious continuum in their lives, because, increasingly, the tools to work with and the toys to play with will be the same. There will be a more common palette for love and duty, for self-expression and group work.
    (Being digital, p.221, Éd. Vintage, 1995)
  10. The use of computers to learn music at a very young age is a perfect example of the benefit computers provide by offering a complete range of entry points. The computer does not limit musical access to the gifted child. Musical games, sound data tapes, and the intrinsic manipulability of digital audio are just a few of the many means through which a child can experience music. The visually inclined child may even wish to invent ways to see it.
    (Being digital, p.223, Éd. Vintage, 1995)
  11. It [the digital age] has four very powerful qualities that will result in its ultimate triumph: decentralizing, globalizing, harmonizing and empowering.
    (Being digital, p.229, Éd. Vintage, 1995)
  12. While the politicians struggle with the baggage of history, a new generation is emerging from the digital landscape free of many of the old prejudices. These kids are released from the limitation of geographic proximity as the sole basis of friendship, collaboration, play, and neighborhood. Digital technology can be a natural force drawing people into greater world harmony.
    (Being digital, p.230, Éd. Vintage, 1995)
  13. What kids learn very quickly is that to know a [computer] program is to know it from many perspectives, not just one.
    (Being digital, p.230, Éd. Vintage, 1995)
  14. The nation-state is a very physical trophy. Cyberspace is not..
    (Being digital, p. 238, Éd. Vintage, 1995)