Data is not information, Information is not knowledge, Knowledge is not understanding, Understanding is not wisdom.  Cliff...
Knowledge is of two kinds: we know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.  Samuel Johnson ...
There are two things in particular that it [the computer industry] failed to foresee: one was the coming of the Internet(....
To err is human, but to really foul things up requires a computer.  Farmers' Almanac ,  1978
There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home.  Ken Olsen ,  President, Digital Equipment, 1977 US ...
Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.  Pablo Picasso Spanish Cubist painter (1881 - 1973)
If you put tomfoolery into a computer, nothing comes out of it but tomfoolery. But this tomfoolery, having passed through ...
Knowledge and timber shouldn't be much used till they are seasoned.  Oliver Wendell Holmes ,  The Autocrat of the Breakfas...
"If a trainstation is where the train stops, what's a workstation...?"  - Anon.
The greatest obstacle to discovering the shape of the earth, the continents, and the oceans was not ignorance but the illu...
"I have a spelling checker It came with my PC; It plainly marks four my revue Mistakes I cannot sea. I've run this po...
"A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of ...
If we value the pursuit of knowledge, we must be free to follow wherever that search may lead us. The free mind is not a b...
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Is Google Making us Stupid?

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Slides by Bill Murphy, Dublin Institute of Technology. For Learning & Teaching Showcase Workshop. January 2009

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Is Google Making us Stupid?

  1. 1. Data is not information, Information is not knowledge, Knowledge is not understanding, Understanding is not wisdom. Cliff Stoll & Gary Schubert
  2. 2. Knowledge is of two kinds: we know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it. Samuel Johnson English author, critic, & lexicographer (1709 - 1784)
  3. 3. There are two things in particular that it [the computer industry] failed to foresee: one was the coming of the Internet(...); the other was the fact that the century would end. Douglas Adams , The Salmon of Doubt English humorist & science fiction novelist (1952 - 2001)
  4. 4. To err is human, but to really foul things up requires a computer. Farmers' Almanac , 1978
  5. 5. There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home. Ken Olsen , President, Digital Equipment, 1977 US computer engineer & industrialist (1926 - )
  6. 6. Computers are useless. They can only give you answers. Pablo Picasso Spanish Cubist painter (1881 - 1973)
  7. 7. If you put tomfoolery into a computer, nothing comes out of it but tomfoolery. But this tomfoolery, having passed through a very expensive machine, is somehow ennobled and no-one dares criticize it. Pierre Gallois
  8. 8. Knowledge and timber shouldn't be much used till they are seasoned. Oliver Wendell Holmes , The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table, 1858 US author & physician (1809 - 1894)
  9. 9. "If a trainstation is where the train stops, what's a workstation...?" - Anon.
  10. 10. The greatest obstacle to discovering the shape of the earth, the continents, and the oceans was not ignorance but the illusion of knowledge. - Daniel J. Boorstin
  11. 11. "I have a spelling checker It came with my PC; It plainly marks four my revue Mistakes I cannot sea. I've run this poem threw it, I'm sure your pleased too no, Its letter perfect in its weigh, My checker tolled me sew." - Janet Minor
  12. 12. "A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila." - Mitch Ratliffe
  13. 13. If we value the pursuit of knowledge, we must be free to follow wherever that search may lead us. The free mind is not a barking dog, to be tethered on a ten-foot chain. - Adlai Stevenson , Speech at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, October 8, 1952
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