Internet Quotes

When I was 8 or 9, I started using bulletin board systems, which was the precursor to the Internet, where you’d dial into… a shared system and shared computers. I’ve had an email address since the late ’80s, when I was 8 or 9 years old, and then I got on the Internet in ’93 when it was first starting out.

— Aaron Patzer

At 16, I started a web development business and had clients from the Netherlands, Caribbean, and across the country – none of whom knew my age because I could conduct all my business with a phone, scanner, and the Internet.

— Aaron Patzer

Now, as far as I know, nobody has ever put up the U.S.’s nuclear missiles on the Internet. I mean, it’s not something I’ve heard about.

— Aaron Swartz

The Open Access Movement has fought valiantly to ensure that scientists do not sign their copyrights away but instead ensure their work is published on the Internet, under terms that allow anyone to access it.

— Aaron Swartz

Through the Internet, I’ve developed a strong social network – something I could never do if I had to keep my choice of peers within school grounds.

— Aaron Swartz

We, Will Ferrell and I, were approached by Sequoia, which is a big financing firm up in Palo Alto they do a lot of Internet stuff, and they came to us and said they had an idea for a comedy site, and Will and I were sorta like, ‘Yeah, we don’t know. It’s the Internet, we’ve seen it come and go.’

— Adam McKay

Female users are the unsung heroines behind the most engaging, fastest growing, and most valuable consumer Internet and e-commerce companies.

— Aileen Lee

Especially when it comes to social and shopping, women rule the Internet.

— Aileen Lee

Of all the big Internet companies, Yahoo is the most highly valued on a price-earnings and price-sales basis.

— Alex Berenson

With 950 reporters and 79 bureaus, Bloomberg competes to break news with Dow Jones, Reuters and Bridge News along with newspaper Web sites, dozens of smaller Internet sites, and even gossipy chat rooms.

— Alex Berenson

One of the Internet’s highest-profile companies, Priceline once dreamed of transforming the way consumer goods are bought and sold by offering customers the chance to ‘name your own price’ for a variety of products, including airline tickets.

— Alex Berenson

Vaccine conspiracies, like so much modern cult conspiracy culture, perpetuates itself and lives on indefinitely thanks to the community-building and archiving of the Internet.

— Alex Pareene

In case you’re unfamiliar with TED, it is a series of short lectures on a variety of subjects that stream on the Internet for free.

— Alex Pareene

Flash mobs’ are reported on extensively because they’re novel and can be used to stoke fears of young people and the Internet. The media, of course, have absolutely no clue what they’re reporting on.

— Alex Pareene

I think with the whole new Internet media, I’m not necessarily Internet savvy, but I just feel that the way that art in general will be presented to the public is going to be different.

— Alia Shawkat

I’m on the Internet a lot more than I watch TV and most everybody I know is, and yet if you watch most late-night talk shows, it’s as if it doesn’t even exist.

— Andy Milonakis

RSS, as a format and an idea, grew directly out of an internet culture that many people online today know nothing about: Usenet.

— Annalee Newitz

I want to encourage people. One of the things I do encourage people is that – that Internet is a place where we should share our ideas and be positive, not negative.

— Ansel Elgort

It’s such a thing now, people making fun of other people on the Internet.

— Aubrey Plaza

The Internet, in general, I find troubling. The anonymity has made us all meaner and dumber. This thing that was supposed to bring us closer together, I see it doing the opposite.

— Aaron Sorkin

The internet is a wild land with its own games, languages and gestures through which we are starting to share common feelings.

— Ai Weiwei

When you have strict censorship of the internet, young students cannot receive a full education. Their view of the world is imbalanced. There can be no true discussion of the issues.

— Ai Weiwei

Censorship is saying: ‘I’m the one who says the last sentence. Whatever you say, the conclusion is mine.’ But the internet is like a tree that is growing. The people will always have the last word – even if someone has a very weak, quiet voice. Such power will collapse because of a whisper.

— Ai Weiwei

Armed with nothing more than a Facebook user’s phone number and home address, anyone with an Internet connection and a few dollars can obtain personal information they should never have access to, including a user’s date of birth, e-mail address, or estimated income.

— Al Franken

I think the Internet has developed at this incredibly rapid pace because of net neutrality, because of the free nature of it, because a YouTube can start the way YouTube started.

— Al Franken

When I first started writing for television in the seventies and eighties, the Internet didn’t exist, and we didn’t need to worry about foreign websites illegally distributing the latest TV shows and blockbuster movies online.

— Al Franken

Net neutrality isn’t a government takeover of the Internet, as many of my Republican colleagues have alleged.

— Al Franken

During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet.

— Al Gore

The Internet empowers individuals to play a more active role in the political process, as Obama’s campaign has manifested.

— Al Gore

As it turns out, there is a thing called the Internet, and stuff does go out there whether the suits like it or not.

— Al Yankovic

As much as people are griping about the Internet taking sales away from artists, it’s been a huge promotional tool for me.

— Al Yankovic

While I strongly encourage my readers to take advantage of the Internet and social networking platforms to gain a greater understanding of their personal finances, it is extremely important to be safe, smart, and responsible when it comes to sharing, discussing, and managing your finances online.

— Alexa Von Tobel

I don’t know how old my phone is, but it was only $10. It is a nice subconscious way of not having the Internet at your fingertips… e-mail, Twitter or Facebook.

— Andrew Luck

I have been quoted saying that, in the future, all companies will be Internet companies. I still believe that. More than ever, really.

— Andy Grove

Just as we could have rode into the sunset, along came the Internet, and it tripled the significance of the PC.

— Andy Grove

We are now living on Internet time. It’s a new territory, and the cyber equivalent of the Oklahoma land rush is on.

— Andy Grove

Beware of addictive medicines. Everything in moderation. This applies particularly to the Internet and your sofa. The physical world is ultimately the source of all inspiration. Which is to say, if all else fails: take a bike ride.

— Aaron Koblin

I think as more people use the phones to access the Internet, they have a lot less patience for trying to find things on the search engines. That is because you need to figure a lot of things out for search to work.

— Adam D’Angelo

I mean, you go to the internet and you can see all these conversations and arguments that our fans have about our music and that’s wonderful to know, that people would take the time to be that involved.

— Alex Lifeson

The Internet has made some phenomenal breakthroughs that are still only poorly understood in terms of changing people’s ideas of us and them. If mass media, social isolation in the suburbs, alienating workplaces and long car commutes create a bunker mentality, the Internet does the opposite.

— Alex Steffen

If mass media, social isolation in the suburbs, alienating workplaces and long car commutes create a bunker mentality, the Internet does the opposite.

— Alex Steffen

If nothing else, the Internet allows people to put their ideas out there and let the world decide whether they’re worth paying attention to.

— Alex Steffen

The Internet is a container, not a substance.

— Alison Owen

Body-shaming is something I feel really strongly about. I think about my niece, I think about my friends who have daughters being on the Internet and reading these things, and it just makes me furious. It makes me so angry.

— Allison Tolman

By playing on people’s desire to belong to groups, Facebook creates a new, inclusive society. After all, Facebook is not like Harvard College. Anyone with access to the Internet can sign up.

— Amity Shlaes

The Internet is for haters. Everyone wants to knock somebody down, but it’s cool.

— Andy Cohen

I read the ‘Times’ and ‘Post,’ but I have nothing against the ‘Daily News.’ I also fish around the Internet for entertainment news but find most of what I read to be untrue or partially true.

— Andy Cohen

My first book was so horrible I have deleted all copies of it. Thankfully, it was before the Internet, so there are no lurking caches of it anywhere.

— Andy Weir

If someone offered me a free trip to the International Space Station, I would decline. I like Earth. I like the internet. I like Diet Coke. I have cats. I write about brave people – I’m not one of them.

— Andy Weir

I’m one of those people who always wanted to be a writer, so I have a fair amount of juvenilia, though fortunately, I was too old for my juvenilia to be on the Internet.

— Ann Leckie

The Internet really lets people connect that wouldn’t have in the past, and lets conversations happen and connections happen.

— Ann Leckie

Pictures get manipulated, pictures get dropped into accounts. We’ve asked an internet security firm and a law firm to take a hard look at this to come up with a conclusion about what happened and to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

— Anthony Weiner

India’s great economic boom, the arrival of the Internet and outsourcing, have broken the wall between provincial India and the world.

— Aravind Adiga

Sometimes I wish I could just go back to Florida and, like, date my home-town boyfriend. It’s really frustrating whenever I can’t go and do something because I know it’s going to be on the internet.

— Ashley Greene

Nowadays, anyone who cannot speak English and is incapable of using the Internet is regarded as backward.

— Al-Waleed bin Talal

There’s a very passionate pro-chewing movement on the Internet called Chewdiasm. They say that we should be chewing 50 to 100 times per mouthful, which is insane. I tried that. It takes like a day and a half to eat a sandwich. But their basic idea is right. If you chew, you’ll eat slower and you will get more nutrients.

— A. J. Jacobs

I don’t go online, I don’t read reviews, I try not to look at anything on the Internet.

— Aaron Johnson

Writing is the process of finding something to distract you from writing, and of all the helpful distractions – adultery, alcohol and acedia, all of which aided our writing fathers – none can equal the Internet.

— Adam Gopnik

I’m an internet junkie. There, I said it. That’s the first step, right? I also have a thing for making lists. Oh man, nothing beats turning to a fresh, clean page in a notebook, taking out a nice pen, and starting a list. There’s so much potential there. So much to do, so little time! So hey, why not spend some of that time making a list.

— Adam Christopher

And if you get caught up in combing the Internet for what people think of you or how people perceive you, I think that’s a slippery slope.

— Adam Scott

I think the Internet, particularly the availability of information, is great. I do a lot of correspondence on-line and have a chat line to talk to my fans as well.

— Anne McCaffrey

No matter how much it’s growing, the Internet still is a pretty specific demographic. It doesn’t necessarily represent the general populace.

— Andy Samberg

What gets posted online is not short term, and is open for easy misinterpretation. Messages and pictures spread faster through the Internet than they ever could by word of mouth.

— Anna Maria Chavez

Few Americans realize it, but the United Nations is driving to take control over the Internet. You remember, the folks who want a worldwide income tax and who put Syria and Iran on their Human Rights Committee.

— Arthur L. Herman

Although the Internet makes it seem as if you have a direct connection to the securities market, you don’t. Lines may clog systems may break orders may back-up.

— Arthur Levitt

I started in time-sharing and networking with packet switching, which was the precursor to what became the Internet. Time-shared use on packet-switch networks, when you think about it, is the cloud.

— Audrey MacLean

The Internet, and Google, and everything that goes along with that is awesome for some things, but not so awesome for other things. Because everything gets leaked nowadays.

— Anneliese van der Pol

We’ve seen other Internet people go to TV, and it’s bad because they take two months off to make a pilot, and their viewers have forgotten about them when they come back.

— Anthony Padilla

Now along comes the potential creative destruction brought by a different distribution methodology, the Internet.

— Barry Diller

Well, the Internet is this miracle. It is an absolutely extraordinary idea that you can press a send button, and you are publishing to the world.

— Barry Diller

My opinion, young people go to the Internet. To the Internet distribution system right now, you put it up there and it’s accessed by the world.

— Barry Diller

No one can keep track of how many people use Internet, how many machines it can reach, or even how many sub- and sub-sub-networks form a part of it.

— Barton Gellman

The important thing about mobile is, everybody has a computer in their pocket. The implications of so many people connected to the Internet all the time from the standpoint of education is incredible.

— Ben Horowitz

Technically, web browsers can control what users see, and sites using Javascript can overwrite anything coming from the original authors. Browsers heavily utilize Javascript to create an interactive Internet sites like YouTube, Facebook, and Gmail could be crippled without it.

— Ben Shapiro

My observations are not bread crumbs. They do not dissolve. They are on record, on film printed in books, and found on the Internet. I am happy to share them. For this I was born.

— Bill Cosby

I think the thing we see is that as people are using video games more, they tend to watch passive TV a bit less. And so using the PC for the Internet, playing video games, is starting to cut into the rather unbelievable amount of time people spend watching TV.

— Bill Gates

Music, even with these dial-up connections you have to the Internet, is very practical to download.

— Bill Gates

For a highly motivated learner, it’s not like knowledge is secret and somehow the Internet made it not secret. It just made knowledge easy to find. If you’re a motivated enough learner, books are pretty good.

— Bill Gates

People want to watch whatever video they want to watch whenever they want to watch. If you provision your Internet infrastructure adequately, you can do that.

— Bill Gates

If you count E-mail, I’m on the Internet all day, every day.

— Bill Gates

The strange thing was, when I was starting on YouTube, even the paradigm of YouTube and Internet sensation – or whatever – that didn’t really exist. So I didn’t even know that that was a thing.

— Bo Burnham

The move to tax Internet sales, clothed as a ‘fairness’ issue, is the typical ‘wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing’ ploy so often used by governments unwilling to cut expenditures to match revenues. It matters not whether its proponents have a ‘D’ or an ‘R’ after their name. It is a tax increase in either case.

— Bob Barr

We now assume that when people turn on the evening news, they basically already know what the news is. They’ve heard it on the radio. They’ve seen it on the Internet. They’ve seen it on one of the cable companies. So that makes our job a bit different.

— Bob Schieffer

You can’t chase everybody on the Internet who’s saying stuff about you, that’s for sure.

— Bobby Flay

Millennials, and the generations that follow, are shaping technology. This generation has grown up with computing in the palm of their hands. They are more socially and globally connected through mobile Internet devices than any prior generation. And they don’t question they just learn.

— Brad D. Smith

I think more things are becoming socially acceptable. I think that just by having more media, whether that’s TV or Internet, we’re able to see more things.

— Brie Larson

With the Internet, bands can come and go every five minutes and the music looks disposable.

— Bruce Dickinson

The left and the right live in parallel universes. The right listens to talk radio, the left’s on the Internet and they just reinforce one another. They have no sense of reality. I have now one ambition: to retire before it becomes essential to tweet.

— Barney Frank

My show in Egypt was called, ‘The Show,’ or, ‘Al Bernameg’ in Arabic. Basically, it was a political satire show. It started on Internet by three, four-minute episodes, and then it evolved into a live show in a theater, which was something that was unprecedented in the Arab world.

— Bassem Youssef

The idea of the Internet as sort of open and democratic and free and with no hierarchy, the libertarian beginnings as it were, with peer-to-peer networks… I’d sort of like for everyone to just admit that we’re beyond that now.

— Beeban Kidron

When politicians say, ‘Oh, parents should supervise their kids’ Internet use,’ it drives me crazy.

— Beeban Kidron

Whether in cave paintings or the latest uses of the Internet, human beings have always told their histories and truths through parable and fable. We are inveterate storytellers.

— Beeban Kidron

Our children, manipulated to become exemplary consumers, increasingly admit they do not feel ‘in control’ of their own Internet use.

— Beeban Kidron

The Internet has crept up on us, and we need to know what it is and start looking at it. We have to decide which bits we want, which bits we don’t, and how we’re going to use them – and how we’re going to put pressure on the people who deliver these goods to deliver what we really want.

— Beeban Kidron

On telly, there’s been a move towards entertainment – with some very high-powered, fast-moving dramas. Then we have the Internet, where we get our information but it’s all in bite-size pieces. I think the documentary, as a form, actually speaks to what’s missing.

— Beeban Kidron

There’s a lot of noise in the world, and the Internet magnifies that energy.

— Ben Affleck

What happens is this sort of bleed-over from the tabloids across your movie work. You go to a movie, you only go once. But the tabloids and Internet are everywhere. You can really subsume the public image of somebody.

— Ben Affleck

Our investments in data, Internet and international have been particularly timely and have positioned the company to post industry-leading incremental revenue gains.

— Bernard Ebbers

I have a lot of feminist idols. My favorite thing about growing up in Arkansas – well, not favorite but something I’ve always felt grateful for – was that I really had to dig for what I could. There was no Internet. There wasn’t tons of feminist literature floating around.

— Beth Ditto

Everything is accessible to everyone all the time, and I think there are wondrous things to treasure with what the Internet has made available to journalists. But I think it’s also had some effects that are less pleasant. It has chipped away at a sense of privacy and secrecy.

— Bill Keller

I make a joke that I’m the Internet curmudgeon, but ‘wary’ is a good way to put it.

— Bill Keller

My feeling about the Internet or anything else is that the more it tends to become a cult, the more I want to call it into question.

— Bill Keller

In 2013, when Google announced that Kansas City would be the first city in the country to have Google Fiber, I bought a house in the first neighborhood that was being wired up with Google’s gigabit Internet.

— Brad Feld

I’ve always shied away from computers, the Internet and all that. I’m a bit more traditional, really – pick up a newspaper, pick up a phone.

— Bradley Wiggins

If you run an Internet search on Vietnam and the war, most of the information you get begins at about 1962. I think this is telling. It is missing the whole period that led up to the reasons the war happened in the first place.

— Brendan Fraser

I wanted to write a story about a future where everyone has a secret identity, in part because the Internet no longer exists.

— Brian K. Vaughan

Back in the late 1990s, venture capitalists got very excited about the Internet. A whole lot of money was poured into some companies that failed rather spectacularly, and a lot of people lost a lot of money.

— Bill Maris

Yes, I play computer games. I think you’ve got to embrace the latest technology. For someone to dismiss games as not important would be the same as saying the Internet is not important.

— Bruce Feirstein

Hillary Clinton and her media machine try to dismiss, but anybody who understands anything about how email works – and this is millennials in particular, who grew up on the Internet – know that you’re an idiot to keep sensitive information on a server in your house.

— Blake Farenthold

I’ll happily mentor anyone who wants mentoring, and most of that goes on by internet rather than face to face.

— Bernard Cornwell

I have vaguely entertained the idea of learning how to use the Internet and email. It looks easy, but I’m sure it’s harder than it seems. Never having used a computer makes a big difference. I haven’t a clue which keys to press.

— Bella Freud

I want Pinterest to be human. The Internet’s still so abstract… To me, boards are a very human way of looking at the world.

— Ben Silbermann

For missionary entrepreneurs, the dream outcome is to build an ‘Internet treasure’ – a brand that defines a generation, proves that we are better than our parents, and becomes something we couldn’t live without.

— Bing Gordon

The Internet Treasure companies tend to go public rather than get acquired, although there are clear exceptions, like Instagram, YouTube, Skype and PayPal.

— Bing Gordon

I also follow chess on the Internet, where Kasparov’s site is very interesting.

— Boris Spassky

Before I started MakerBot, I was creating cool stuff and sharing it with the Internet. That’s how I knew all the folks at BoingBoing, at Engadget and Gizmodo.

— Bre Pettis

Turns out, there’s not a lot of information about pickles on the Internet.

— Brian Posehn

The moment we put up the PayPal button, some guy donated $300. That’s when we realized that if you give somebody a chance to support something on the Internet, they’ll do it.

— Burnie Burns

There may be a new album, and there may not. Right now, we’re encouraging bootlegging because there have been some great live things that ended up on the Internet. Rather than try to stop it, we like it. If nobody gave a crap about you, they wouldn’t bother to bootleg you.

— Burton Cummings

The cliche was always that ‘everybody’s a critic,’ but it becomes truer every day. Long before reviews appear in the traditional outlets, you can now usually discover – somewhere in the thickets of the Internet – reactions to shows from people who’ve seen them in previews.

— Ben Brantley

The Internet is far more engaging as an interactive medium than broadcast. Barriers to creating content are going away they’re almost gone. People are taking control of their entertainment. People are Tweeting, posting on Facebook and YouTube.

— Ben Huh

There’s a new success model, and us and some of our peers are now starting to prove that TV and very traditional content also works on the Internet, specifically on YouTube, and it can rival television audiences and television production value. ‘MyMusic’ is proof of that, having a successful run and now coming back for a second season.

— Benny Fine

I spent hours on the internet looking at how glamorous actresses winked and how they would put their hand on their waist, and I was told to look at how they would walk in a room and how her body takes place of everything.

— Berenice Bejo

The Internet has changed everything. We expect to know everything instantly. If you don’t understand digital communication, you’re at a disadvantage.

— Bob Parsons

A domain name is your address, your address on the Internet. We all have a physical address we’re all going to need an address in cyberspace. They’re becoming increasingly important. I believe we’ll get to the point where when you’re born, you’ll be issued a domain name.

— Bob Parsons

When it comes to the Internet, people like dealing with people.

— Bob Parsons

Yet in this global economy, no jobs are safe. High-speed Internet connections and low-cost, skilled labor overseas are an explosive combination.

— Bob Taft

People rely on Wikipedia, and a lot of it is wrong. But because there it is on the Internet, they assume it’s right. Rumor gets printed as fact. We may have lost our critical facility as a nation.

— Ben Mezrich

It’s a lot easier to gain traction when there is such a great proliferation of Internet access. The velocity at which some of these startups are gaining traction is mind-boggling. Companies like ShoeDazzle, Stella & Dot, Gilt, Groupon – these companies are going from zero to hundreds of millions in revenue in three years.

— Brian Lee

I must be the last person online to have been struck with this realization, but it’s amazing how the Internet has empowered hundreds of ordinary people, turning them into little Diane Sawyers and Anderson Coopers as they snap and blog away.

— Bryan Burrough

I’m accustomed to Internet forums where rudeness and incivility are the rule, where too many people seem to take pride in their insults.

— Bryan Burrough

You cannot make thousands of universities or hundreds of thousands of professors, but with technology and the Internet you can have great courses and make a digital university.

— Carlos Slim

The GAO just released a report that said 22 percent of federal programs fail to meet their objectives. The truth is we don’t know how taxpayer money is spent in Washington, D.C., which is why I think we ought to put every agency budget up on the Internet for everyone to see.

— Carly Fiorina

Occasionally, I’ll be on the Internet and see something about me and give in to the urge to click on it. It’s hard not to. Usually, I wish I didn’t.

— Carrie Underwood

Web publishing can create common spaces it all depends on how we, the readers and sometimes the producers, react to technological change. If we sort ourselves into narrow groups, common spaces will be in big trouble. But there’s no reason not to have common spaces on the Internet. There are lots of them out there.

— Cass Sunstein

We shouldn’t limit the idea of ‘policy recommendations’ to regulators. On the Internet, all of us are, in a sense, policymakers.

— Cass Sunstein

Television is, in many respects, a passive medium: people receive information without really exchanging ideas with others. By contrast, the Internet can be an active medium, allowing individuals to use e-mail, discussion groups, and even Web sites to engage with one another.

— Cass Sunstein

If you need five minutes every hour to look at tweets or to just surf the Internet, you need to schedule that into your schedule, allow yourself to do that. Because when people start procrastinating, what they’ve done is, they’ve tried to ignore that urge. They try to deny themselves time on Facebook or time surfing the web.

— Charles Duhigg

What’s profound and exciting is the way young people are taking advantage of the fact that the Internet enables everyone to have a megaphone. It enables everyone to stand up and say, ‘I deserve to be heard, and I demand that you listen.’

— Chelsea Clinton

The Internet is a big place where a lot of people can voice their opinions, and my mother chooses to pick fights with random people from all over the world who don’t have the nicest things to say about me.

— Chris Evans

It’s more egalitarian on the Internet – anyone can put anything up. But in terms of the money it takes to allow a band to get good, there’s less of it to invest.

— Chris Martin

I really don’t spend any time on the Internet, so I guess I live a little under a rock in that respect.

— Christina Aguilera

The Internet was a saving grace for promoting and exposing, and even creating. It’s a parallel world to the music industry that already exists, and I’m glad to be a part of it.

— Chuck D

You used to have to own a radio tower or television tower or printing press. Now all you have to have is access to an Internet cafe or a public library, and you can put your thoughts out in public.

— Clay Shirky

It is possible to think that the Internet will be a net positive for society while admitting that there are significant downsides – after all, it’s not a revolution if nobody loses.

— Clay Shirky

There are a lot of companies – not just Sony and Kodak – that have spent a lot of money trying to make the quality of the digital images comparable with film. But when you’re sending these things over the Internet, they don’t have to be high quality.

— Clayton M. Christensen

Treat your online affairs as part of your affairs that need to be in order – your bank, your Internet bill – you need to have people who know what you want.

— Caitlin Doughty

I mean, Internet radio, which is basically a guy with his iTunes putting it over the computer, is the only way you’re going to get true eclectic music programmed.

— Cameron Crowe

You can be anything. You could be the President of the United States or the inventor of the next Internet or a ninja cardio-thoracic surgeon poet, which would be awesome because you would be the first one.

— Cameron Russell

If I could edit Google Images, then I wouldn’t be as scared of the Internet.

— Chloe Sevigny

People are like, ‘Wow you started your own record label,’ and treat me like I’m some sort of innovative genius, when I’m not at all. You’ve got the Internet and music – you put them together, and people hear your music.

— Courtney Barnett

For me that’s what’s fascinating about the internet, that aggregate thing.

— Colin Greenwood

I feel like, on a more macro scale, there’s started to be a relationship between filmmakers and people who watch their films – you know, on Twitter and on the Internet.

— Colin Trevorrow

The Internet in the 21st Century is as important to our future as highways were in the 20th Century. Like a highway, the Internet must remain free and open for all – not determined by the highest bidders.

— Chuck Schumer

The thing about the Internet is we take everything too far. Once something becomes ‘popular’ in our realm, it’s everywhere, and I get sick of hearing about it quickly.

— Connor Franta

Back in my days as a children’s book editor, my superiors caught on to the fact that teenagers were using the Internet to gossip about each other, and thought it might be nifty to develop a series of books about an anonymous high-school blogger who gossips about her classmates. The concept was passed on to me.

— Cecily von Ziegesar

I feel like the Internet has really freed everything up to an extent, hasn’t it? That radio maybe doesn’t have quite the power that it had before.

— Chris Lowe

If we really wanted to be cool, and everyone in the world had Pro Tools, we could just put it up on the internet and everyone could make their own record out of it.

— Charlie Hunter

As more and more people reach the Internet by mobile phone, we should make sure users are getting the open access they believe they’re paying for.

— Chellie Pingree

People’s mouse clicks decide what businesses, services, and content succeed. Users have equal access to tiny businesses with viral ideas and blue-chip companies, allowing these enterprises to compete on their own merits. It’s how so many small start-ups have been able to become Internet success stories.

— Chellie Pingree

The one complaint about the Internet that I wholeheartedly endorse is that most of these tools have been designed to peck at us like ducks: ‘Hey, there’s a new reply to your comment! Come look at it!’

— Clive Thompson

I don’t think the Internet has replaced cities in any significant way, nor really could it. Cities are dynamic – and deeply seductive for the people who flock there – because they broker all sorts of fantastic and useful connections, cultural and economic and social.

— Clive Thompson

Tip-of-the-tongue syndrome is when people almost remember something but need a computer, or someone else, to help them find it. The problem is, our brains have always been terrible at remembering details. They were like that way before the Internet came along.

— Clive Thompson

I would love to do something like ‘Tosh.0,’ where I host Internet clips. I did host ‘Talk Soup,’ which is similar. I love doing that, making fun of video clips on the Internet.

— Cassandra Peterson

It seems like every few years a big name author will holler something about how evil, heinous, and morally wrong fan fiction and fan fiction writers are, and then the Internet gets all upset and shocked, and then the author is shocked that people could get so upset.

— Catherynne M. Valente

I can feel so bad about myself, especially if I start to pay attention to the kinds of stupid comments around the Internet.

— Charlotte McKinney

I barely watch TV. Somehow, I make it work with just the Internet. On TV, there’s always so much crap, and you have to flip around.

— Chelsea Peretti

In this time of the Internet and nonfiction, to be on an actual bookshelf in an actual bookstore is exciting in itself.

— Chris Abani

Just as soaps were very pivotal in the transition from radio to television, they will be right in the thick of things again in the transition from television to the Internet. Exciting news.

— Cameron Mathison

I love the Internet, and I love wasting time on the Internet – even though it sometimes ends up being not being a waste of time.

— Claire Cameron

I’m very rigid about my schedule. I sit down at 8 A.M., and the Internet blocker goes on. My standard time is 120 minutes. I’m a compulsive writer, so it reminds me to stop writing… If I write more than that, I turn into an ogre for my kids.

— Claire Cameron

At the bottom, the elimination of spyware and the preservation of privacy for the consumer are critical goals if the Internet is to remain safe and reliable and credible.

— Cliff Stearns

Craigslist does serve as a platform where people help each other for the basics, and also, shows people that the Internet is good for mutual support. I do feel pretty good about that.

— Craig Newmark

I feel like contemporary art is everywhere now and with the rise of the internet, it’s so much easier to see what artists are doing and to follow their careers.

— China Chow

If you look at the evolution of games from console to Internet to mobile, and look at social networking from Web to mobile, everything is fragmenting.

— Chris DeWolfe

The younger generation is surrounded by the Internet, apps, and video games. But somehow, my books make them read.

— Chetan Bhagat

And it’s interesting, when you look at the predictions made during the peak of the boom in the 1990s, about e-commerce, or internet traffic, or broadband adoption, or internet advertising, they were all right – they were just wrong in time.

— Chris Anderson

The Internet is a fantastic, strange place where you can write an open letter and be reasonably assured that people are going to read it.

— Chris Weitz

The mobile Internet is growing, fueled by increasing smartphone penetration and better networks.

— Chua Sock Koong

If Al Gore invented the Internet, I invented spell check.

— Dan Quayle

Now that mobile phones and the internet have altered the epistemic selective landscape in a revolutionary way, every religious organisation must scramble to evolve defences or become extinct.

— Daniel Dennett

There’s an idea out there that salespeople have actually been obliterated by the Internet, which is just not supported by the facts.

— Daniel H. Pink

I enjoy being active, but I look forward to the day when I can retire to the Internet.

— Daniel Kahneman

I just moved into the world of Xbox Live. And I’ve discovered that everyone on the Internet is a lot better than me. I spent half an hour the other day designing a boxer, and I got knocked out twice in the first round.

— Daniel Radcliffe

In this age of media and Internet access, we are much more talkative than ever before.

— David Duchovny

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

Everyone is on the internet but they’re not all talking with each other. There are groups upon groups out there, but they don’t talk to one another. So while the internet brings everyone into a shared space, it does not necessarily bring them together.

— David Lynch

Items of interest will be located, identified, monitored, and remotely controlled through technologies such as radio-frequency identification, sensor networks, tiny embedded servers, and energy harvesters – all connected to the next-generation internet using abundant, low-cost, and high-power computing.

— David Petraeus

It feels like every day or two, people on Twitter and the Internet are outraged about something.

— Demetri Martin

Rogue internet pharmacies continue to pose a serious threat to the health and safety of Americans. Simply put, a few unethical physicians and pharmacists have become drug suppliers to a nation.

— Dianne Feinstein

When I started performing, there was no Internet I didn’t really have anything to copy. I kind of had to just make up what I thought burlesque was, based on photographs of Sally Rand or whatever.

— Dita Von Teese

Oh my goodness gracious, what you can buy off the Internet in terms of overhead photography. A trained ape can know an awful lot of what is going on in this world, just by punching on his mouse, for a relatively modest cost.

— Donald Rumsfeld

We have to go see Bill Gates and a lot of different people that really understand what’s happening. We have to talk to them, maybe in certain areas, closing that Internet up in some way. Somebody will say, ‘Oh, freedom of speech, freedom of speech.’ These are foolish people. We have a lot of foolish people.

— Donald Trump

I don’t think anybody would argue now that the Internet isn’t becoming a major factor in our lives. However, it’s very new to us. Newsreaders still feel it is worth a special and rather worrying mention if, for instance, a crime was planned by people ‘over the Internet.’

— Douglas Adams

As a form of escapism, yearning for the 20th century is understandable, but in practice it would be horrible – sort of like going on a holiday promising yourself you could go without the Internet, only to crumble and walk in a daze to the local Internet cafe to gorge on connectivity.

— Douglas Coupland

Soon it won’t be the Internet any more, it’ll just be like air, like somehow they’ll integrate the Internet into the air. And God’s name will have ended up being ‘Google,’ because that’s the way it worked out. It could have worked out that God’s name ended up being ‘Yahoo,’ of course, but they lost out.

— Douglas Coupland

While we may blame the Internet for the ease with which conspiracy theories proliferate, the net is really much more culpable for the way it connects everything to almost everything else. The hypertext link, as we used to call it, allows any fact or idea to become intimately connected with any other.

— Douglas Rushkoff

Since the dawn of the Internet, I have always operated under the assumption that if the government or corporations have technological capability to do something, they are doing it – whatever the laws we happen to know about might say.

— Douglas Rushkoff

Like most early enthusiasts, I always thought the way the Internet encouraged multitasking made users less vulnerable to manipulation, while simultaneously exploiting even more of our brain’s capacity than before. Apparently not.

— Douglas Rushkoff

When I was younger, I barely left my room because I was busy watching clips of my favorite actors and performers on the Internet.

— Dove Cameron

With something like Dropbox, it was immediately like, ‘Wow, this is literally something that anyone with an Internet connection could use.’ Everyone needs something like this they just don’t realize it yet.

— Drew Houston

When I talk about the Internet, it’s because young people are there. TV and radio are still what moves the masses, and you can’t ignore that. But you also have to feed that monster that grows daily, which is the Internet.

— Daddy Yankee

The difference between me and other people in my generation is instead of saying the Internet’s killing the record business, I say, ‘Who cares about the record business, the Internet is enhancing music.’

— Daryl Hall

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

Exponential growth in access to the Internet, satellite television and radio, cell phones, and P.D.A.’s means that breaking news now reaches virtually every corner of the globe.

— Dee Dee Myers

When you think of Napster, you think of music. But the first thing that struck me was that this was an important case not only for the music industry but for the whole Internet.

— David Boies

There’s something magical about spending a Sunday night watching real people at a deli, then watching fake people pretending to be real on TV, then engaging in (arguably) false interaction with (arguably) real people on the Internet. Never at any prior point in time has this been possible.

— Diablo Cody

Well, the future of the Internet is… Reality.

— Daniel Keys Moran

I think there is a difference between Slate and Salon. I think we both serve important functions on the Internet. As more and more Websites disappear, I’m thankful Slate is still around because it makes things less lonely.

— David Talbot

When the Internet came along, at first it was just a medium for moving text around – books first, then pictures, finally video. Each time the bandwidth expanded, so did the capabilities of the medium, and each time it happened, the Internet cannibalized preexisting formats. And each time, those formats had to adapt. Or die.

— David Gerrold

I think we built the right future. If it’s a choice between the flying car or the Internet, tablets and smartphones, I’ll take what we’ve got.

— David Gerrold

When I worked with M.I.A., who was, like, the coolest person back then, she was just a girl I met on the Internet. Or even when I met Azealia Banks on Myspace, I never thought, ‘Oh, she’s cool.’ I just loved what she was doing. So I’ve always been like that. And I think, as a producer, that’s what you’ve gotta do.

— Diplo

Every portal coming into this country is being attacked by those who would harvest information, both national security secrets and just the common information of private individuals and private individuals. That crime is going on, every day, on a single entity known as the Internet.

— Darrell Issa

Eventually I foresee voting on the Internet, which will lead to much more direct democracy.

— Dick Gephardt

There are other options out there, after all, like read a book, go on the Internet, rent a movie.

— Dick Wolf

With the Internet, kids today learn things quicker than we do and they have everything there is to see, so you have to do more than just remake some old ’70s film.

— Donnie Wahlberg

One of the things I like about the Internet is it does force us to realize we’re all humans, and it forces us to look at the pattern of people, not one moment.

— David Sze

The way that worms and viruses spread on the Internet is not that different from the way they spread in the real world, and the way you quarantine them is not that different, either.

— David Ulevitch

I think anything which promotes heterogeneity on the Internet promotes stability. Diversity in services, service providers, and separating the layers of the networking stack are all important.

— David Ulevitch

With DNS, it’s possible to control key components of Internet navigation. Google already controls search, they are quickly gaining market share to control the browser, and when you put in DNS, it becomes the trifecta of complete navigational control.

— David Ulevitch

Every embarrassing moment is going to be shown on the Internet, whether the candidate likes it or not. The ones that can’t deal with that are going to fail.

— David Weinberger

The Internet’s been so great, and it’s so nice to have fans do nice, elaborate websites, but I think the downside is some of the things… for real fans to go on and see that 90 percent of the information isn’t true or to see pictures that aren’t really me.

— Denise Richards

Cyber terrorism could also become more attractive as the real and virtual worlds become more closely coupled, with automobiles, appliances, and other devices attached to the Internet.

— Dorothy Denning

Even if it was a difficult operation to copy a song, it only takes one person to do it. After that the spread of the song via the Internet or other means of propagation is only limited by the honesty of the users.

— Dan Farmer

I’m not really sure what I’d like to see people doing more of online, but what I’d like to see less of is the warning signs that not ratifying net neutrality is gonna cause two separate nets: one that the big dogs can afford to be on and the other a ghetto internet that no one goes on. Think FM vs AM radio, or cable vs broadcast TV.

— Drew Curtis

On the Internet, news is consumed a la carte. If someone shows up on the main page of a website and doesn’t see anything of interest, they leave. This negatively impacts ad revenues. The solution on the Internet is to pack news websites full of things that will draw people in, regardless of whether they are news or not.

— Drew Curtis

If I see anything remotely like a telcom-run faster internet that you have to pay more to get preferential traffic on, I’m out folks. I’ve seen this story before, I ran an ISP back in the late 90s.

— Drew Curtis

In general, the Internet was not designed to accommodate deliberate failures to communicate.

— Daniel J. Bernstein

It’s pretty shocking that the guys in Europe who cover traditional media will cover Google, whereas in the U.S., there are five different equity analysts that will cover the internet universe.

— Danny Rimer

I know my name gets used illegally all the time all over the internet. You know, it is a trademarked name, so it will be something that we always have to deal with. I never needed to change it. It was always fine with me. It is a strange name that’s for sure.

— Dweezil Zappa

The Internet’s proven to be a pretty big deal for global society, and Bitcoin could basically be thought of as the Internet, applied to money.

— Dan Kaminsky

Cloud Gaming means that the game doesn’t need to be downloaded and run on your computer it literally means the game runs out on the Internet, in the cloud, with the experience being streamed to the players.

— David Perry

It’s a grave mistake in publishing, whether you’re talking about Internet or print publication, to try to play to a limited repertoire of established reader interests.

— Denis Dutton

What launched me toward Feedburner? Well, the Internet happened. When I saw Mosaic, I thought, ‘I gotta do this.’ I founded and sold a few companies. Feedburner was my fourth.

— Dick Costolo

If I’m naughty, I’m grounded for two weeks or Mum takes my phone and my laptop because she knows I can’t live without them. Sometimes I’ll say, ‘Mum, do you just want to take my laptop?’ because I can still use the Internet on my phone. But now she’s going to read this and see what I’ve been doing.

— Dionne Bromfield

Lil B opened up the floodgates for Odd Future, and now rap has a huge Internet culture.

— Earl Sweatshirt

AT&T will not block access to the public Internet or degrade service, period.

— Edward Whitacre, Jr.

My homeland of Belarus is an unlikely place for an Internet revolution. The country, controlled by authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko since 1994, was once described by Condoleezza Rice as ‘the last outpost of tyranny in Europe.’

— Evgeny Morozov

There is no doubt that the Internet brims with spamming, scamming and identity fraud. Having someone wipe out your hard drive or bank account has never been easier, and the tools for committing electronic mischief on your enemies are cheap and widely accessible.

— Evgeny Morozov

In China, Internet surveillance has already become a profitable industry. In fact, a growing number of private firms eagerly assist the local police by aggregating this data and presenting it in easy-to-browse formats, allowing humans to pursue more analytical tasks.

— Evgeny Morozov

In whatever number of years I have on Earth, I think that promoting the values of free expression, the openness of the Internet, that’s the best use of my time.

— Eric Schmidt

The Internet is the first thing that humanity has built that humanity doesn’t understand, the largest experiment in anarchy that we have ever had.

— Eric Schmidt

Google docs and spreadsheets don’t work if you’re on an airplane. But it’s a technical problem that is going to get solved. Eventually you will be able to work on a plane as if you are connected and, then when you get reconnected to the Internet, your computer will just synchronize with the cloud.

— Eric Schmidt

Even though Google may do very well, there will always be an alternative to what Google is doing, and people will always have the free choice… because there’s no way for us to prevent them from exercising that choice. That is one of the key aspects of why the Internet has been so successful. No technologies can dominate.

— Eric Schmidt

There is this group of people who love innovation. Those people want to innovate, and they think the Internet is a wonderful tool for innovation, which is true. But you also have to remember that much of that innovation is constrained within the realities of the foreign policy.

— Evgeny Morozov

To fully absorb the lessons of the Internet, urge the Internet-centrists, we need to reshape our political and social institutions in its image.

— Evgeny Morozov

The Internet is really about highly specialized information, highly specialized targeting.

— Eric Schmidt

When the Internet publicity began, I remember being struck by how much the world was not the way we thought it was, that there was infinite variation in how people viewed the world.

— Eric Schmidt

It seems odd that at the beginning of the Internet, everyone decided everything should stick around forever.

— Evan Spiegel

It’s a wonderfully democratic method, publishing a text on the Internet.

— Elfriede Jelinek

The next generation of innovators, who need neutrality the most, are not at the bargaining table. They’re hard at work in their labs or classrooms, dreaming of the next big thing, and hoping that the Internet is as open to them as it was to the founders of Google.

— Edward Felten

The question is not whether we want to keep this open, neutral Internet – we do, or should – but whether government rulemaking can give us the result we want.

— Edward Felten

My older brother always tells me I changed as a person when I saw ‘Ace Ventura.’ Because when I saw ‘Ace Ventura’, I became obsessed. I watched the movie as many times as I had to – back then, you couldn’t go on the Internet and find the script – so I watched it as many times as I could to write my own script of ‘Ace Ventura.’

— Eliza Coupe

I’m a higgledy-piggledy person in every way. On days that I work, I work for eight hours in a row, with my internet access entirely turned off, locked in my office.

— Elizabeth McCracken

Trends in circulation and advertising – the rise of the Internet, which has made the daily newspaper look slow and unresponsive the advent of Craigslist, which is wiping out classified advertising-have created a palpable sense of doom.

— Eric Alterman

For me, the virtual choir has taught me that, if anything, the Internet builds these post-national tribes, people finding each other anyway they can.

— Eric Whitacre

I happen to be one of the people who believe that the Internet is a force of good, and I’m very optimistic about it.

— Eric Whitacre

My new passion is to get Internet education mandated in all schools. We’ve got to start teaching our kids how to be safe in the 40,000 plus chat rooms that are out there. Because they’re being had. These sexual predators groom the kids. I know, I’ve arrested enough of them.

— Erik Estrada

You can limit the number of invitations to an in-person fashion show, but you can’t police the Internet.

— Erin McKean

I don’t watch TV, I don’t spend time on the Internet, and I don’t party much. I don’t text very much, either.

— Esperanza Spalding

The Internet has become a bunch of interlinked but linguistically distinct and culturally specific spaces. There’s some interface between them, but there’s a lot less than there was years back when we were sort of pretending that this was one great global space.

— Ethan Zuckerman

Disclosure and transparency are the currency of the Internet, and they are at odds with authoritarianism.

— Evan Osnos

When I first started doing work on how the Internet is affecting commerce, like a lot of people, I was really excited by this nearly perfect market.

— Erik Brynjolfsson

The hardcore fanbase of nerds that live on the Internet are not nearly as powerful as I thought they were. They really, really aren’t. They also flip-flop like mad.

— Evan Goldberg

I’m not an Internet person that reads behind-the-scenes stuff. I see a trailer, and if it looks good, then I go. That’s that.

— Evan Goldberg

Happily, researchphilia is not the problem it once was. The Internet makes just-in-time research very practical.

— Edward M. Lerner

There is a lot of pseudo-science and nonsense out there on the Internet, and everyone feels the need to send it to me. And I’m sitting there thinking, ‘It isn’t real! Stop it!’

— Elise Andrew

First, I used some of my own experiences and observations from attending a public high school. Secondly, I joined in some Internet chat rooms for gays and lesbians.

— Ellen Muth

A critical factor in its success was that the X developers were willing to give the sources away for free in accordance with the hacker ethic, and able to distribute them over the Internet.

— Eric S. Raymond

Linux evolved in a completely different way. From nearly the beginning, it was rather casually hacked on by huge numbers of volunteers coordinating only through the Internet.

— Eric S. Raymond

The absolute base-level thing that you do as a new screenwriter is send out query letters. Literally, you just say, ‘Hi, Mr. So-and-So,’ and you give them a one-sentence description of one of your scripts. You send it out to a list of people you found on the Internet.

— Evan Daugherty

Given the growing popularity of pop culture conventions, many of them are selling out, leaving a lot of fans out in the dark and having to trawl the Internet for bits and pieces of news that relate to these events.

— Emmett Shear

I started getting into Internet technologies and computers. I wasn’t especially interested in being a musician, but I wound up finding my way back to being interested in music through computers.

— Eric Avery

I want to plug back into the hip-hop audience. Whether it be fans who grew up watching ‘Yo!’, or people who have become familiar with the culture via the Internet.

— Fab Five Freddy

I started buying on the Internet quite rapidly, as early as 1995.

— Francois-Henri Pinault

Throughout U.S. history, competent public investments have been an essential complement to private investments – from the Louisiana Purchase, to land-grant colleges, to the Interstate Highway System, to the Internet.

— Felix Rohatyn

The Internet is fascinating but also stupid in a way. You only see two-dimensional images, and you think you’ve seen it and know it.

— Florentijn Hofman

I wanted to use the hippo to get people out of their homes, away from the Internet and the TV, and to explore London with a new perspective.

— Florentijn Hofman

The ‘Fake News Alert’ Chrome extension, created by ‘New York Magazine’ journalist Brian Feldman, identifies hoax news articles. However, cutting out fake news source entirely from operating is easier said than done, since anyone with internet access can create fake news.

— Fabrizio Moreira

I get really scared about how the Internet is shifting and changing everyone’s minds, and the way we see ourselves and interact online. Everything is so diluted now.

— Feist

Surprisingly, I think if you’re known on the Internet, you’re probably an introvert.

— Felicia Day

I’m very persistent I know the Internet very well, because I grew up on the Internet. I had Internet when there was just dial-up, and the Internet was my social outlet.

— Felicia Day

It’s weird: for someone who mostly really exists online, I’m actually not very interested in the Internet at all.

— FKA twigs

Internet and mobile product development cycles are measured in months, not years. And the capital required to get a product built and into the market is less than $1 million. And the returns, when things work out, can be enormous.

— Fred Wilson

My venture investing career has three phases, all roughly 6-8 years long. The first, at Euclid, was software to Internet. The second, at Flatiron, was Internet to bubble. And the third, at USV, has been web 2 to mobile. I have always used a new firm to denote a new investment phase for me. Throw away the old. Start with the new.

— Fred Wilson

Most adults I know start their Internet session at Google, and most kids I know start their Internet session at either Facebook or MySpace.

— Fred Wilson

I think most things I read on the Internet and in newspapers are propaganda. Everyone from the ‘New York Times’ to Rupert Murdoch has a point of view and is putting forth their own propaganda. They’re stuck with the facts as they are, but the way they interpret and frame them is wildly different.

— Frank Miller

The biggest thing that concerns me is when we start getting countries using cybercrime to shut down infrastructure, electricity, communications systems, the Internet, et cetera.

— Frank Abagnale

The Internet is a wonderful thing, but it opens the door to many crimes, so you have to stay ahead of it.

— Frank Abagnale

There’s huge access to information. If you need to learn something, you can go on the Internet and learn very quickly. You can reach across miles and miles to find companies that can assist you.

— Fred DeLuca

People are out there saying we have to devalue our properties because of the Internet, but it hasn’t even come into play!

— Gerry Harvey

If you are a manufacturer, an Internet company doesn’t suit you. An Internet company does not display your product it can’t upsell. But we do a better job than any of the opposition.

— Gerry Harvey

The main thing I’m concerned with right now, is getting people to understand that the Internet of Things is already in their lives. So if you look around your house, either your television, refrigerator, or some of your appliances – they are probably already connected.

— Gray Scott

The hardest thing is trying not to correct everything on the Internet. It’d be night and day – wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong. So you just have to say, ‘All right, I’ll take it, bring it on.’

— George Clooney

What’s true for churches is true for other institutions: the older and more organized they get, the less adaptable they become. That’s why the most resilient things in our world – biological life, stock markets, the Internet – are loosely organized.

— Gary Hamel

As the Internet of things advances, the very notion of a clear dividing line between reality and virtual reality becomes blurred, sometimes in creative ways.

— Geoff Mulgan

ISIL are already using the Internet for hideous propaganda purposes – for radicalisation, for operational planning, too.

— George Osborne

The Internet has made us richer, freer, connected and informed in ways its founders could not have dreamt of. It has also become a vector of attack, espionage, crime and harm.

— George Osborne

Britain helped create the Internet – Tim Berners Lee created the World Wide Web, one of a long line of British scientists who have given us an outsized role in shaping our own digital future.

— George Osborne

When I was born, the Internet was barely two years old. It was the preserve of academics, used to connect dozens rather than billions of users. There weren’t many who predicted it would transform our world.

— George Osborne

With work increasingly invisible, it’s much harder to grasp the human effects, the social contours, of the Internet economy.

— George Packer

In that prehistoric time, before the Internet, before information floated in the ozone, I was a soccer novice who had never heard of Socrates until somebody pointed him out – swarthy, shaggy, tall, slender, mysterious.

— George Vecsey

The Internet has been a blessing and a curse. The curse we know: A lot of people appropriating your intellectual property without paying for it. But I think it’s important to realize the blessing of the Internet, which is that everybody has a voice and you can break through, even without a record company.

— Gloria Estefan

With the Internet, if you erase something it just means you have to spend another half-minute to find it.

— Gilbert Gottfried

The popularity of the Internet and using it as an available resource has really changed the way chefs kind of gather information and look for inspiration. To me, a food trend is potentially a lot of people following an idea.

— Grant Achatz

Turn off your email turn off your phone disconnect from the Internet figure out a way to set limits so you can concentrate when you need to, and disengage when you need to. Technology is a good servant but a bad master.

— Gretchen Rubin

I like to say StumbleUpon provides a personal tour of the Internet. The responses are more targeted to your interests than they would be with a regular search engine. If you choose a topic on our site that you’re interested in, such as art, Web sites related to art appear, as if you’re leafing through an art magazine.

— Garrett Camp

We’re into this barrage of pop culture – you know, TV, movies, the Internet. We become creatures that we’ve made up, made of certain different flotsam from pop culture and certain different personas that are in style.

— Gillian Flynn

The poetry and transgression that was so much of surrealism’s anarchic force has been recruited into mainstream culture. It has been made commonplace by television and magazine merchandising, by computer games and Internet visuals, by film and MTV, by the fashion shoot.

— Graham Joyce

Privacy is not an option, and it shouldn’t be the price we accept for just getting on the Internet.

— Gary Kovacs

If an Internet company steals content, they shut it down. And let me tell you, Apple France, Yahoo France or Google France, none of them have gone out of business.

— Harvey Weinstein

The Internet lets women use words, which is their natural tool. Little girls speak in more complex, grammatical sentences than little boys do, and women never lose that superiority in verbal ability.

— Helen Fisher

I’m under the impression that this notion of decency is disappearing from our society where conflicts are made worse on cinema and on television, where people are nasty and cruel on the Internet and where, in general, everybody seems to be very angry.

— Helen Mirren

The Internet, the camera cellphone and the like have not only sped up the world’s information uptake, but they have cheapened that which they capture.

— Henry Rollins

You mentioned Ross Perot. Mr. Perot jumped into the race at the last minute, had one issue that he ran on, the budget deficit, was in and out of the race a couple of times, and still got 20 million votes, didn’t have the Internet.

— Hamilton Jordan

It is obvious that the Internet has become such a video-driven entity. With broadband becoming ubiquitous, viewers and advertisers are looking for professional-quality videos.

— Gil Penchina

If the great thing about the Internet is that it throws wide the doors of discussion to everyone, the bad thing about the Internet is that it throws wide the doors of discussion to everyone.

— Howard Jacobson

There is never going to be a substitute for face-to-face communication, but we have seen since the alphabet, to the telephone and now the Internet, that whenever people find a new way to communicate, they will flock to it.

— Howard Rheingold

We think of them as mobile phones, but the personal computer, mobile phone and the Internet are merging into some new medium like the personal computer in the 1980s or the Internet in the 1990s.

— Howard Rheingold

The AP has only so many reporters, and CNN only has so many cameras, but we’ve got a world full of people with digital cameras and Internet access.

— Howard Rheingold

On the Internet, it is assumed people are in business to sell out, not to build something they can pass along to their grandkids.

— Howard Rheingold

I’ve played with so many people that I never really noticed that I was playing with so many people until after it was compiled on the Internet. I just kept going. I haven’t even heard half the records I’ve played on, to tell you the truth.

— Harvey Mason, Jr.

With the rise of the Internet, fashion did become part of the global entertainment industry in the last ten years, and will follow the digital evolution of the music or film industry.

— Hedi Slimane

I printed a list of Irish names from the Internet and my husband, Dave, saw Finley on the list. I really liked it but didn’t want to scare Dave off with my enthusiasm. So I used a little reverse psychology and let him think it was his idea.

— Holly Marie Combs

Frank Schirrmacher’s passing is a great loss. Among the intellectuals, he, along with Friedrich Kittler, was the only one who understood the philosophical dimensions of the Internet.

— Hubert Burda

I buy a lot of books I’ve found via the Internet, whose existences I’d otherwise never have known about.

— Heidi Julavits

Internet journalism is not a world we know very well at all. It’s conducted more on the screen and less in bars, which makes it rather less useful for getting stories about people throwing up over one another, which is what one’s after.

— Ian Hislop

There are varieties of Spanglish. There’s Spanglish spoken by Cuban Americans in Miami called cubonics is different from Mexican American Spanglish, but thanks to the Internet, thanks to radio and television, thanks to what is happening in the classrooms, in the streets in the restaurants, we are finding a middle ground.

— Ilan Stavans

There’s a statistical theory that if you gave a million monkeys typewriters and set them to work, they’d eventually come up with the complete works of Shakespeare. Thanks to the Internet, we now know this isn’t true.

— Ian Hart

Before blogs, it was all about physical presence. We used to send out videos and audiotapes to communicate. Blogging and the Internet allow us to engage in a lot more real time conversations as opposed to a one-way dump of information or a message.

— Indra Nooyi

Even if you live in a tiny village, there’s an Internet site. It’s quite easy to find clothes, but sometimes women don’t know how to mix them.

— Ines de La Fressange

I go out in New York, and I think, boy, you can look at someone and pretty much determine their zip code. Everyone seems to want to conform. I wonder, are they all just button-pressers, on the Internet all day long? I don’t know.

— Iris Apfel

Technologically, I live in the 17th century I don’t have a computer, I don’t have any of that stuff. I don’t look at the Internet, although I know people tell me I’m all over it. Somebody told me they Googled me, and they said I was mentioned two million times, some stupid thing… but who cares?

— Iris Apfel

This is certainly not to excuse the violence that exists on TV and films and on the Internet. But the truth is that wherever you go in Europe, there are American films and TV shows that are just as popular as at home. And you don’t have that sense of violence in any other place other than America.

— Irwin Winkler

In many ways, I think that, while we’ve been remarkably violent in our media, there’s been a real schizophrenia. In private, on the Internet, and on public-affairs shows or talk radio, we’re way more explicit than we’ve ever been.

— Ivan Reitman

The Internet has provided small communities for racism online, and people feel free to do it. Ultimately, there should be some consequence – if you promote your racism online then there should be a consequence.

— Issa Rae

When my grandfather was born, there was no healthcare. There were no airplanes. There were no boats. There were no trains. There were no communications. No Internet. No widespread knowledge. It will be a completely different world but a much better place in a hundred years.

— Jamie Dimon

If people want to see you, they’ll find you. If they don’t see you on TV, they’ll find you on the Internet.

— Jimmy Fallon

But there’s so much kludge, so much terrible stuff, we are at the 1908 Hurley washing machine stage with the Internet. That’s where we are. We don’t get our hair caught in it, but that’s the level of primitiveness of where we are. We’re in 1908.

— Jeff Bezos

Stand-up comedy is tough right now. Anybody can come to a concert, tape you, and put you up on the Internet. You either fight it or embrace it.

— Jeff Dunham

I graduated from high school in 1963. There were no computers, cell phones, Internet, credit cards, cassette tapes or cable TV.

— Jeffrey Gitomer

I love the Internet, and I love that you can say whatever you want.

— Joan Rivers

Rotten Tomatoes is such a great website, in that it has one foot in the Internet world and one foot in the cinema world, and it keeps its grounding between them just perfectly.

— John Lasseter

Sadly, many in our world today encourage idleness, especially in the form of mindless, inane entertainment that is on the Internet, on television, and in computer games.

— Joseph B. Wirthlin

The Internet doesn’t always play a great role for art, especially art in the street, as people take what they see for the final image of it. But the most interesting thing about street art is to see it for real, to understand what it means and where it’s displayed.

— JR

Everybody who labels themselves a ‘nerd’ isn’t some giant person locked in a cubbyhole who’s never seen the opposite sex. Especially with the way the Internet is now, I think that definition is getting a little more diffuse.

— Joss Whedon

Cybercrime is becoming everything in crime. Again, because people have connected their entire lives to the Internet, that’s where those who want to steal money or hurt kids or defraud go. So it’s an epidemic for reasons that make sense.

— James Comey

Cisco projects that in 2020, now just five years away, there will be seven billion people on the earth and 50 billion devices connected to the Internet. Six-and-a-half devices on average per person. As a father of five young adults and teenagers, I think we are – in my household, we’ve exceeded the 6.5 number.

— James Comey

Folks are wandering around that proverbial parking lot of the Internet all day long, without giving it a thought to whose attachments they’re opening, what sites they’re visiting. And that makes it easy for the bad guys.

— James Comey

The Internet offers the ability for people to consume poison and radicalize entirely in private, either through a device they’re holding in their hands or inside their house.

— James Comey

The Internet community started forming right when ‘Buffy’ started airing, and the notion of a show creator being anything other than a name people recognize on the screen was completely new.

— Joss Whedon

Obviously with the Internet and increased access to other means of watching shows, the audience has dispersed and is all over the place and that is a challenge.

— J. J. Abrams

The Internet now provides an immediate and very clear consensus of what it is that the audience is experiencing. It’s something that you should never let lead you, and yet at the same time, you should never ignore it.

— J. J. Abrams

The interesting products out on the Internet today are not building new technologies. They’re combining technologies. Instagram, for instance: Photos plus geolocation plus filters. Foursquare: restaurant reviews plus check-ins plus geo.

— Jack Dorsey

The history of the Internet is, in part, a series of opportunities missed: the major record labels let Apple take over the digital-music business Blockbuster refused to buy Netflix for a mere fifty million dollars Excite turned down the chance to acquire Google for less than a million dollars.

— James Surowiecki

The Internet has become a remarkable fount of economic and social innovation largely because it’s been an archetypal level playing field, on which even sites with little or no money behind them – blogs, say, or Wikipedia – can become influential.

— James Surowiecki

What the Internet has done is made it easier to stay in touch with people, and social networking has helped me career-wise by helping me keep in touch with my fans.

— James Wan

The Internet is about giving the consumer exactly what they want, whether there’s an audience of one or 1,000 or 10,000, and then figuring out how to make money on it later.

— Jason Calacanis

I think especially with the Internet and the amount of reality shows that are going on, there’s no way to keep a secret anymore, so I try to let my project be as much as reality show as I can allow it to be.

— Jason Mraz

Well, when we made ‘Tron’ there was no internet, no cellphones.

— Jeff Bridges

I’d been on the Internet since the 1970s when it was just for nerds. I started saying, ‘Who would benefit from this?’ I started imagining a world where young people could have their own email address, back in the days of family AOL accounts.

— Jay Samit

There are a lot of ways to make people not like you, but one of the most powerful – if least fair – is to be really, really successful. Nobody resents the guy who just lost his job. But the guy whose Internet start-up made him a billionaire at 25? That’s a whole different kettle of envy.

— Jeffrey Kluger

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

— Jennifer Lawrence

I’ve never had Internet access. Actually, I have looked at things on other people’s computers as a bystander. A few times in my life I’ve opened email accounts, twice actually, but it’s something I don’t want in my life right now.

— Jhumpa Lahiri

We have to come together, worldwide, and ‘think.’ We have a tool – the internet – to let us do that. Let’s use it wisely.

— Jimmy Wales

Back then, before the Internet, you had these paper catalogs that you ordered all the food from. So, we flipped through the catalogs, looked up the food we wanted, called them up, and they would show up in trucks.

— John Mackey

I don’t appreciate, really, talking to journalists when there’s a sense of wanting to kick up dust to sell more papers or get more hits on their Internet site.

— Joel Edgerton

I operate under the theory that all publicity is good publicity, and then, if that theory doesn’t work, you just say that any newspaper article ends up on the bottom of the parrot cage. But, of course, you can’t line a parrot cage with Internet bloggers, can you?

— Joel Edgerton

Back in 1995, Bill Gates himself didn’t understand that the internet was the direction computing was going.

— John Podhoretz

Even before smart phones and the Internet, we had many ways to distract our selves. Now that’s compounded by a factor of trillions.

— Jon Kabat-Zinn

I also administer the Internet Assigned Names Authority, which is the central coordinator for the Internet address space, domain names and Internet protocol conventions essential to the use and operation of the Internet.

— Jon Postel

There was one issue on which there seemed to be almost unanimity: the Internet should not be managed by any government, national or multinational.

— Jon Postel

That was clearly surprising, interesting – a very interesting milestone was when you can pick up a magazine and read an article about some sort of computer related thing and they mention the word internet without explaining it.

— Jon Postel

Books are slow, books are quiet. The Internet is fast and loud.

— Jonathan Safran Foer

The Internet is allowing us to get back to what’s really more natural, which is that storytelling is a shared thing. It’s our natural way to be communal.

— Joseph Gordon-Levitt

That’s something I learned from both my stepdad and my grandfather – that there is a thing called chivalry, and it doesn’t have to die with the birth of the Internet. The way I see it, if you’re asking a girl out on a date, it’s only right to do it in a way that she can hear your voice.

— Justin Timberlake

On the Internet, inside information is currency, and there will always be counterfeiters among us.

— J. Michael Straczynski

Simply put, the Internet undermines the ability of an institution to control its own narrative.

— Jamais Cascio

Crackdowns on Internet content make clear the need for an anonymized Web. Now, someone just needs to implement it.

— Jamais Cascio

Cloud computing offers individuals access to data and applications from nearly any point of access to the Internet, offers businesses a whole new way to cut costs for technical infrastructure, and offers big computer companies a potentially giant market for hardware and services.

— Jamais Cascio

When people say that the Internet is going to make us all geniuses, that was said about the telegraph. On the other hand, when they say the Internet is going to make us stupid, that also was said about the telegraph.

— James Gleick

I love a hotel that offers Wi-Fi Internet access, especially if it’s free. But I never access sensitive information, like my bank account or an online shopping site that stores my credit card information, on a public Wi-Fi connection.

— Jean Chatzky

I think all of society should be a think-tank where you throw ideas about. I had hoped the Internet would help. Actually, what it has done is make everybody go schtum. They’re attacked for saying anything. So they say nothing.

— Jeremy Irons

I think, because of the Internet, we’re not looking at the very, very narrow channels for distribution that there used to be.

— Jill Soloway

Ideally, content should be shared, mixed, mashed, and reposted – it wants to flow through the Internet like water. This was the point of RSS, after all – a technology that has actually been declared dead more often than the lowly display banner.

— John Battelle

The ‘old’ Internet is shrinking and being replaced by walled gardens over which Google’s crawlers can’t climb. Sure, Google can crawl Facebook’s ‘public pages,’ but those represent a tiny fraction of the ‘pages’ on Faceboo, and are not informed by the crucial signals of identity and relationship which give those pages meaning.

— John Battelle

I think Facebook is an extraordinarily important part of the Internet ecosystem, and having a robust presence there is a critical part of any brand (or company’s) strategy.

— John Battelle

The way I mainly use the Internet is keeping in touch with poets that live far away. My main interest is contemporary American poets and some Spanish language poets, and I keep in touch with their work through either their websites or email.

— John Burnside

I don’t think we should see the world of books as fundamentally separate from the world of the Internet. Yes, the Internet contains a lot of videos of squirrels riding skateboards, but it can also be a place that facilitates big conversations about books.

— John Green

I love making YouTube videos. I love Tumblr, I love Twitter. I love talking with people I find interesting about stuff I find interesting, and the Internet is a great way to do that.

— John Green

There is a lot of talk in publishing these days that we need to become more like the Internet: We need to make books for short attention spans with bells and whistles – books, in short, that are as much like ‘Angry Birds’ as possible. But I think that’s a terrible idea.

— John Green

Among the Internet’s many gains for humanity, decreasing paranoia has not been one of them. Anything from that lump under your armpit to what’s lurking in the sea – just type it into a search engine and watch your nerves explode.

— John Niven

Fanboys are a creator’s blessing and curse. If a fanboy likes you, they love you. Obsessively. If you cross them with some plot point or story direction they reject, expect to be wholly and continually eviscerated across the Internet.

— John Ridley

There’s no disputing that for pols, the Internet is a great way to connect with people and raise some cash and post ‘Sopranos’ parodies or play your opponent’s macaca moments. But in a ‘net root’ sense, it’s pretty useless for getting someone elected.

— John Ridley

There’s so much corruption in America there’s so much corruption around the world. It’s all coming to the surface thanks to the Internet, and thanks to the younger people who are saying, ‘We don’t like corrupt people.’

— Jon Anderson

Fire has impacted every part of our lives – without fire, there would be no shopping, right? – that’s how the Internet will intrude on our lives, particularly our kids’ lives.

— Jay Chiat

I liked to scrapbook and collage a whole lot in high school. I’m always ripping things out of magazines, and always collecting quotes from the Internet. When I was 17, I loved AIM. I was obsessed with my buddy list!

— Jenna Ushkowitz

Everything that works on the Internet depends on a lot of people collaborating, but there’s also these rules that you see across all the really successful platforms. Many, many, many more people consume the information or benefit from the information than actually contribute the information.

— Jennifer Pahlka

If the U.N. were to be successful in its efforts to control the Internet, countries where human rights records range from questionable to criminal could be put in charge of determining what is and is not allowed to appear online.

— John Doolittle

The United States invented the Internet and it has been our gift to the world, paid for by our taxpayers. The U.N.’s desire to take that gift as a means of increasing its power must be stopped.

— John Doolittle

Any time you try to create an Internet meme, automatic fail. That’s like the worst thing you can do.

— John Hodgman

The most important book on the Internet is, essentially, the Internet.

— John Hodgman

In 1962, we created the Filmmakers’ Co-Op because nobody wanted to distribute our films. If we had the Internet in those days, we wouldn’t have needed the Co-Op.

— Jonas Mekas

Technologically, the Internet works thanks to loose but trusted connections among its many constituent parts, with easy entry and exit for new ISPs or new forms of expanding access.

— Jonathan Zittrain

The Internet’s distinct configuration may have facilitated anonymous threats, copyright infringement, and cyberattacks, but it has also kindled the flame of freedom in ways that the framers of the American constitution would appreciate – the Federalist papers were famously authored pseudonymously.

— Jonathan Zittrain

One repressive state after another has had to face the dilemma of wanting abundant Internet for economic advancement, while ruing the ways in which its citizens can become empowered to express themselves fearlessly.

— Jonathan Zittrain

The Internet makes the writer work harder – I have to say things here I’ve never said before, or else be caught out in repeating myself.

— Joshua Cohen

There are so many classic Big Brother warning books: the Internet is a horrible, controlling thing, as if it has a consciousness or political agenda.

— Joshua Cohen

Podcasts themselves cannot exist without the Internet – in a way, they are a microcosm of the Internet.

— Julie Klausner

I have my website, The Ruckus, which is an Internet site, similar to the Funny or Die format, where people post funny videos. I get a chance to rate their videos they get a chance to blog and kick it with me.

— J. B. Smoove

I have a film called ‘A Lonely Place For Dying,’ which is the most watched film on the Internet, over 3 million hits, more than any of Hollywood’s films.

— James Cromwell

There certainly was a lot of potential in the air for doing a magazine which focused on the way business, in particular, was being transformed by the Internet.

— James Daly

On the Internet, everyone is writing. There is a great flowering of writing.

— James Salter

But don’t get caught out there looking goofy. It’s weird. When you do something that stinks, it’s going to last forever on the Internet. There’s always someone in the audience with a camera phone and if you’re not 100%, you’re going to be watching yourself on YouTube.

— Jamie Foxx

I have spent many a night in an Internet chat room, but not since I’ve been married. I don’t do the chat rooms anymore, but I have become completely addicted to Ebay.

— Jane Green

I have spent many a night in an Internet chat room, but not since I’ve been married.

— Jane Green

Well, another market is being created now out of Internet technology.

— Jim Barksdale

Eddie Murphy did ’48 Hrs.’ because that was the only movie offered to him. And he killed it. Bill Cosby did ‘I Spy’ because that was the TV show he was offered. But now, there are networks dedicated to comedy, and the Internet… it’s so easy for comedians to not do things that aren’t true to them.

— Jerrod Carmichael

Not since the steam engine has any invention disrupted business models like the Internet. Whole industries including music distribution, yellow-pages directories, landline telephones, and fax machines have been radically reordered by the digital revolution.

— John Sununu

The Internet will win because it is relentless. Like a cannibal, it even turns on it own. Though early portals like Prodigy and AOL once benefited from their first-mover status, competitors surpassed them as technology and consumer preferences changed.

— John Sununu

The Internet creates as well as destroys. Social networks, search advertising, and cloud computing are multibillion dollar industries that didn’t exist 10 years ago. They are products of the same force that has rendered the Postal Service’s core business obsolete.

— John Sununu

Technology is something you have to embrace because technology is part of our generation. Digital natives, for instance, are people who grew up in a world that always had the Internet and who always had smartphones. Millennials aren’t too far behind: my generation of people, who were in the mix of the Internet when it first came out.

— Jon Batiste

As the 2012 elections approach the finish line, the chatter among columnists and political reporters is about upcoming books that take readers inside the campaigns, cutting-edge efforts to micro-target voters on Internet social applications, the enormous money flowing through super-PACs, and extreme political polarization.

— Juan Williams

Cryptography is the essential building block of independence for organisations on the Internet, just like armies are the essential building blocks of states, because otherwise one state just takes over another.

— Julian Assange

I coauthored my first nonfiction book by the time I was 25. I have been involved in nonfiction documentaries, newspapers, TV and internet since that time.

— Julian Assange

We’d been noticing how much more important the internet had become – once information is out there in the world now, anyone can get it. Since that was beginning to happen with the record anyway, we figured, OK, let’s just stream it for free ourselves.

— Jeff Tweedy

Moveon is not a one-way broadcast media. The Internet, when used best, is a two-way media. We have a forum in which people can post comments and those comments can be rated. We get a sense of what people feel most passionately about.

— Joan Blades

The Internet will save higher education, but it may kill your alma mater.

— John Katzman

My mother was being hounded by a debt collector over a debt that she didn’t owe, and she eventually just paid it because she wanted the calls to stop. I was very surprised. It sounded so strange. I started poking around on the Internet and found this was extremely common.

— Jake Halpern

The thing we have to be careful of is that the Internet is a global communications medium, and if one country tips the balance in regulating its use or regulating what companies or individuals do on the web, it could have an economic impact that might be unintended, quite frankly, by the regulations themselves.

— John W. Thompson

Initially, the television was seen as the devil incarnate by people that worked in the content industry. Now over time it turned out that that was one of the best things that ever could have happened to a content creator. I think the Internet is no different.

— Jason Kilar

The Internet is going to have a bigger impact on content creators than the television ever had. The reason why that’s the case is that suddenly you’re able to tell stories 24/7 in the home, out of the home, in every room of the home. A television screen can be in your pocket through a smartphone.

— Jason Kilar

You know, it’s really strange now with the Internet, with everyone having an unsolicited, anonymous opinion.

— Jeff Daniels

I don’t know much about the Internet, I’m afraid.

— James Marsters

Although I believe the Web has greatly increased the distribution of quality news, I do worry about those who don’t have Internet access.

— Jill Abramson

Health care missed the PC and Internet revolutions, but it can’t afford to miss the cloud and mobile revolution.

— John Sculley

Well all the big companies are really panicked by the internet thing and all that, and sales went down, although sales have gone up again in this country a bit and also the big companies, because they’re so big, they need big sales really so they’re not really interested.

— Jack Bruce

The best programmers and internet entrepreneurs are in the Bay Area. Don’t kid yourself about that, not even for a second.

— Jose Ferreira

What the Internet offers is this completely unfiltered transmission of thought to thought, of psyche to psyche, and whatever you’re feeling, you can just sort of put it down and send it out there, and you can do it all in the confines of your room, without any actual contact.

— James Lasdun

The Internet makes it possible for people like me to live the way I do now. Without it, I’d have to be in New York or some other city. I think the Internet is the greatest invention in history after antibiotics.

— Jane Haddam

I did an internship in the Silicon Valley during the Internet boom. I couldn’t imagine sitting in a cubicle the rest of my life, so I gave acting a try. I would have been happy doing theater and making nothing.

— Justin Chon

The challenges are different to different kinds of magazines. News magazines, magazines that have high frequency and news, are going to be challenged, heavily challenged, not just by the Internet but by the whole 24-hour news cycle which has just been getting enhanced.

— Jann Wenner

Magazines that depend on photography, and design, and long reads, and quality stuff, are going to do just fine despite the Internet and cable news.

— Jann Wenner

What I get to do is have fun in my house, by myself, and put it on the Internet.

— Jenna Marbles

When all is said and done and the e-book is written about politics and the Internet, it is not going to be about the presidential election. It will be about the smaller elections in aggregate that have a huge effect on people’s lives.

— Joe Green

The music business has changed incredibly. There used to be 50 record companies. Now there’s only three, and it’s just getting smaller and smaller. But then again, you have the Internet, so anybody who has music can get it out there.

— Joey McIntyre

I did comics on the Internet because it was free, and if I had made printed copies, I wouldn’t have known what to do with them. But I knew how to make a website when most people didn’t, and back then, that was enough!

— John Allison

Scotland is so gorgeous that every time I’m there, I start to dream of living there. I want to buy one of those whitewashed cottages with the thatch roofs and gaze out at the sea and read my books. I want to be away from the Internet and the news and lawn mowers at 7 A.M. on Sunday mornings.

— Julia London

When a country doesn’t have a good economic infrastructure, that harms the country. With Stripe, the idea is that by providing better infrastructure, by linking the Internet economically, by making it easier for these online businesses to exist, it’ll make the web better.

— John Collison

The Internet is a testament to a connected system that works – it’s a global network where any computer can reach another, and easily transfer information across.

— John Collison

The Internet has really democratized ideas. There are no real gatekeepers any more, because if you have a great idea, and you put it online, people will find it and it will get in front of who it needs to get in front of.

— Justin Halpern

You can do a short film in three to four days, and then you can show it. Look at the careers you seen go either through Tropfest or outside of Tropfest. You can make a short film in a couple of days, and if it’s great, it can go in the Internet or go to a film festival like this one or another.

— John Polson

It’s flattering that there are lots of Internet fan sites about me. I’m a bit of a technophobe and I don’t even own a laptop, but it’s probably a good thing I’m not logged on, checking up on what everyone is saying about me.

— Jonas Armstrong

Our belief is that it is a basket of well-diversified companies that are playing the Internet, but are not direct Internet companies.

— John Zimmerman

In theory, the Internet should bring us all closer together and slowly eliminate our differences.

— Jon Evans

If you look at the first commercial transactions on the Internet, few of the early companies necessarily survived intact, but the ideas they invented became the industry.

— James Heywood

If net neutrality goes away, it will fundamentally change everything about the Internet.

— James Hilton

The writing comes first for me. Not Facebook, not Twitter, not the Internet or signings or merchandise, or ‘the career.’ Everything begins and ends with the writing for me, and I build my entire life around sitting my butt down 365 days a year.

— Jessica Bird

No matter how much Bill Gates may claim otherwise, he missed the Internet, like a barreling freight train that he didn’t hear or see coming.

— Jim Clark

Vivendi will be one of the very few top communications groups of the Internet age. We will have customers all over the globe, providing services through all kinds of technology.

— Jean-Marie Messier

Compunet was fantastic. You could upload these little demos of what you’d been working on, and it was a really nice social scene – years before the Internet.

— Jeff Minter

The reason people talk about cable cutting is they imagine the price burden will get so high that people won’t be able to pay it. They’re missing something: that the actual price of the electronic package is going down. They’ve got their Internet, phone, TV, all of it. Now people are using more and more stuff for less.

— Jeffrey Bewkes

One of the lessons learned from 22 July is that we have to take seriously all those people who take part in debates on the Internet, expressing extreme views, and then meet them, discuss with them, bring them into the open. We have not used bans or used the laws to try to forbid parties or political tendencies which we don’t like.

— Jens Stoltenberg

Before we had the Internet, I organized a fax campaign against the first Iraq war. We blasted faxes to the hotel where James Baker and Tariq Aziz were having their final meeting before the two sides went to war. Much more recently, I co-founded Avaaz and Get Up, which inspired the creation of Purpose.

— Jeremy Heimans

Internet mailing lists are like Fox television shows. They have really cool previews, and they get you all excited about them, but they just don’t live up to their promises.

— John Dobbin

Everything is relative. Is the Internet fast? Not for most people. Is it always on? Yes, for cable modem and DSL users but that represents a tiny percentage of users.

— John Patrick

I got sick and tired of my lady wearing ugly underwear to bed, so I turned to the Internet.

— John Wilson

Obviously I read the newspaper sometimes, or I look on the Internet. When you go out in public, you hear things, and people ask you questions, and that’s part of the game.

— Johnathan Joseph

We get sucked into the Internet and streaming information, and it’s time to just unplug and look within.

— Jonathan Cain

There are so many little girls who follow me and look up to me. I’m their role model, so I have to make sure I’m always being professional and not putting any swear words out there – just really putting positive things out there on the Internet.

— Jordyn Wieber

I started NetSuite. NetSuite was my idea. I called up Evan Goldberg and said, ‘We’re going to do ERP on the Internet, software-as-a-service.’ Six months later Marc Benioff, finding out what NetSuite was doing, and kind of copied it.

— Larry Ellison

They don’t call it the Internet anymore, they call it cloud computing. I’m no longer resisting the name. Call it what you want.

— Larry Ellison

Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), who is chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, warned Facebook of the need for consumer protection and an open Internet, and according to ‘The Wall Street Journal,’ Thune has sent a letter to Zuckerberg asking how the company chooses its trending topics and who is ultimately responsible.

— Lawrence Kudlow

I use many different gadgets connected with computers I use PCs, laptops and a Palm Pilot. I also use the Internet to visit websites, especially within Polish-language Internet. I usually go to political discussion groups and sites – of course, as I use my real name, people never believe that they are chatting with me!

— Lech Walesa

Now is the era of intellect, information and the Internet.

— Lech Walesa

I really have this desire to make it known that the Internet exists and YouTubers are important. And not only are YouTubers important, our followings are incredible.

— Lilly Singh

In this Internet age of shared information, even if you don’t tell the people, they will find out.

— Li Keqiang

People enjoy the interaction on the Internet, and the feeling of belonging to a group that does something interesting: that’s how some software projects are born.

— Linus Torvalds

I’m perfectly happy complaining, because it’s cathartic, and I’m perfectly happy arguing with people on the Internet because arguing is my favourite pastime – not programming.

— Linus Torvalds

When I use the Internet, it’s pretty much strictly for music. Checking out other people’s web sites, what’s going on, listening to music. It’s pretty much a musical thing for me.

— Liz Phair

It seems to me like the Internet allows you to break that structure a little bit. You know, here’s your CD that’s going into stores, here’s your EP that you offer online, here’s a subscription for songs you recorded on the road, here’s your live stuff streaming.

— Liz Phair

With 500 channels and the Internet available, you’d think a candidate could get the word out.

— Larry King

If the Internet teaches us anything, it is that great value comes from leaving core resources in a commons, where they’re free for people to build upon as they see fit.

— Lawrence Lessig

Notwithstanding the fact that the most innovative and progressive space we’ve seen – the Internet – has been the place where intellectual property has been least respected. You know, facts don’t get in the way of this ideology.

— Lawrence Lessig

I have three desks. One empty for paperwork, one for the internet and email, and one for the writing computer.

— Lee Child

It’s much easier for people to compare wages or identify bad employers or discuss bad labor practices in the Internet economy than it was in, say, a factory environment, where that stuff wasn’t usually published or available.

— Leila Janah

I think many years from now, people will still watch television, though it will probably be 150 inches wide. What will change is the ability to get ‘CSI’ not only on TV but also on the Internet, even watching it in a foreign country as it’s playing in the U.S.

— Leslie Moonves

As I look forward in things like the Internet of Things, I am sure we will talk about video. There is a lot of disruption going on and a lot of new products being brought to market, products like Go90.

— Lowell McAdam

Since the advent of the Internet – more recently compounded by blogging – everyone can be a published voice. Any cowardly, anonymous anger-monger can have an audience of thousands. That doesn’t make them a journalist any more than my throwing an onion and a few carrots into a pot of boiling water makes me Julia Child.

— Lynda Resnick

Some of the most innocuous inventions have proven earth-shattering, with reverberations felt around the planet. The Internet is the poster child for disruptive technology, but even such inventions as Amazon’s Kindle and Apple’s iPod have rocked their respective industries by changing how we entertain ourselves.

— Lynda Resnick

We’re leading a fundamental shift from centralized energy to distributed energy. Energy will go in that direction, just like mainframe computers went to client servers, then to the Internet. I believe in solar, and the macro trends are just too undeniable.

— Lynn Jurich

When Netscape failed, it didn’t mean the Internet was over.

— Lynn Jurich

Oh, the illusion of choice in the modern world – don’t get me started. But don’t you agree that the Internet has softened our brains and made us forget that ‘choice’ used to mean something different from selecting options from menus?

— Lynne Truss

So much of writing is done alone in a room in sweatpants, with only the Internet for company.

— Lauren Weisberger

The Internet is so big that no one can control anything, really.

— Laura Ramsey

Positive energy knows no boundaries. If everyone were to spread positive energy on the Internet, the world would be a much better place.

— Lu Wei

The Internet is a free and open platform. Everyone has the right to speak. However, compliance with the law is the bottom line that no one should violate.

— Lu Wei

On 30 June 2010, the FSB broke into my office again. They unplugged the Internet, opened the window and left the phone off the hook, placing it next to my laptop. The message was clear: we are still here.

— Luke Harding

I was the last person to get high-speed Internet, I was the last person to get an iPod, the last person to get an iPhone… I travel to India for one month out of the year and I don’t have a phone there, so I can go without, which is beautiful, too.

— Lindsey McKeon

Characters written in 1990 would be acting like idiots if they were cast into the present. For example, the reader might wonder: Why isn’t she texting? Where’s her cellphone? Can’t she have a simple paternity test? For God’s sake, look on the Internet and check him out!

— Lisa Jackson

Surfing the Internet every day has become a habit for many leaders and officials, including myself.

— Li Yuanchao

One of my favorite vacation memories was the Thai foot massage and Internet access salons in Bangkok, followed up by my testing cellphone coverage while wading in Provincetown Harbor on Cape Cod.

— Kara Swisher

When I go on holiday and people ask me what I do, I tell them I do some internet stuff and I’ve done a couple of books and I hope they just leave it at that.

— Karl Pilkington

I’m not computer literate. I e-mail. I know how to get on the Web, but I haven’t crossed over into the internet world. I’m old-fashioned, I guess.

— Katie Holmes

I promise you, I will have something on the Internet that is game-changing. I can’t lose.

— Kevin Hart

The older you get, the more you realize you cannot win on the Internet.

— Kevin Smith

If there was no Internet, my career would have ended in 1995.

— Kevin Smith

For years, particularly with the advent of the Internet, people have been griping about lessening attention spans.

— Kevin Spacey

If you’re looking to make a basic living selling and playing your music, the Internet is all you really need.

— Kina Grannis

Back in 1995, I saw an incredible wave coming. The Internet. I knew I needed to be a part of it no matter what I did.

— Kimbal Musk

I wake up every morning at, like, seven or eight because I think that there’s a bad story about me, and I have to check. My worst fear is waking up and finding something bad about me on the Internet.

— Kylie Jenner

When I get up, I have a cup of coffee, surf the Internet, then do a half-hour run.

— Katarina Witt

All three networks have always had a morning show but now cable of course is taking some of that audience away and a variety of other things, probably the Internet as well.

— Katie Couric

Berners-Lee started the World Wide Web as a set of protocols for transferring, linking and addressing documents to send over the Net. Without the global reach and open technical standards of the Internet, the Web could never have proliferated as it did.

— Katie Hafner

Using the HTTP protocol, computer scientists around the world began making the Internet easier to navigate by inventing point-and-click browsers. One browser in particular, called Mosaic, created in 1993 at the University of Illinois, would help popularize the Web, and therefore the Net, as no software tool had yet done.

— Katie Hafner

Women in sports television are allowed to read headlines, patrols sidelines, and generally facilitate conversation for their male colleagues. Sometimes, they even let us monitor the Internet from a couch.

— Katie Nolan

Unlike films, which can be easily disseminated worldwide via DVDs and the Internet, plays struggle to find an international audience.

— Katori Hall

If it’s on the Internet, then it’s gotta be true.

— Ken Jennings

Unfortunately because of the variety of outlets for people to speak their minds on the Internet and that kind of thing, it’s made the media in general more opinionated and there’s more of a ‘gotcha mentality’ than real reporting.

— Kay Bailey Hutchison

I’ve been fortunate to get involved with ‘Short Term 12.’ I was just a young teenager on the Internet, clicking on anything that had the word ‘actor’ in it. One day, someone called me in for a movie audition.

— Keith Stanfield

Just like the Internet has transformed the media industry or the e-commerce industry, the software industry is also being affected dramatically by the Internet.

— Kevin Lynch

The Internet is all about accessing entertainment. Realistically, 50 to 80 percent of all traffic is people downloading stuff for free. If you can turn that huge market share into something that you can monetize, even if it is just with ads, you will end up making more money than with all other revenue streams combined.

— Kim Dotcom

If you look at history, and if you look at all these different things that have threatened the movie industry – from Betamax tape to DVDs to the Internet – in the end, it has always turned out right, because ultimately people want to see that stuff.

— Kim Dotcom

The Internet is by the people, for the people.

— Kim Dotcom

The U.S. government is saying that my website enabled piracy when the entire Internet is enabling piracy. Every ISP that connects people to the Internet is enabling piracy – Google is, YouTube is, everybody is.

— Kim Dotcom

I think my issues with the Internet surround people who become ‘overnight celebrities.’ It’s like, really? You put something on YouTube, and they Auto-Tuned it, and now you’re a star, and you have a TV show, and you have a record deal.

— Kim Fields

If you’re having problems with someone on the Internet, simply block the person and move on. And if you do want to meet people from online, make sure you do your research to make sure you’re talking to the person you want to be talking to.

— KSI

You have to be 100 percent comfortable with yourself and who you are. You’ll have unflattering pictures posted on the Internet for all to see, so you have to be able to handle yourself and stay true to yourself.

— Katherine Webb

Nowadays, everyone has a camera phone, and you have to be careful about being caught out there looking crazy and ending up on the Internet.

— Keith Sweat

As Android, iPhone and other mobile platforms grow, we are moving away from the page-based Internet. The new Internet is app centric and often message-centric.

— Keith Teare

I focus on consumer Internet. Sometimes it’s a working prototype sometimes it’s an idea on a napkin. I don’t do a ton of deals a year, and I really like working with startups – it’s the only way I can invest. It fits my ADD brain.

— Kevin Rose

I understand the power of the Internet, but I can’t say that I’m there. I’m old-fashioned and living in a different century. I don’t know. I just don’t really understand the craze of it.

— Ksenia Solo

What was really interesting to me about ‘The Telegarden’ was this idea of connecting the physical world, the natural world, and the social world through the Internet.

— Ken Goldberg

I was interested in the questions that come up when the Internet gives you access not just to JSTOR libraries and to digital information, but also to things that are live and dynamic and organic in some way.

— Ken Goldberg

I don’t really believe in the Devil, but if the Devil is the Father of Lies, then he certainly invented the Internet.

— Ken MacLeod

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 way I’m portrayed on the Internet is partly my doing, but it’s partly the people that are presenting it so, you know, people come to know this strange version of a human. It can be pretty weird because people think I’m digging through dumpsters and smell like crap all the time.

— Mac DeMarco

The whole Fannibal thing is predominantly something that happens in a world I don’t know about, which is the Internet.

— Mads Mikkelsen

Being famous has changed a lot, because now there’s so many outlets, between magazines, TV shows, and the Internet, for people to stalk and follow you. We created the monster.

— Madonna Ciccone

The spread of computers and the Internet will put jobs in two categories. People who tell computers what to do, and people who are told by computers what to do.

— Marc Andreessen

Once you understand that everybody’s going to get connected, a lot of things follow from that. If everybody gets the Internet, they end up with a browser, so they look at web pages – but they can also leave comments, create web pages. They can even host their own server! So not only is everybody consuming, they can also produce.

— Marc Andreessen

Around ’93, ’94, the conventional wisdom about the Internet was that it was a toy for academics and researchers. So it was very, very underestimated for about two years.

— Marc Andreessen

In 2000, when my partner Ben Horowitz was CEO of the first cloud computing company, Loudcloud, the cost of a customer running a basic Internet application was approximately $150,000 a month.

— Marc Andreessen

The Internet has always been, and always will be, a magic box.

— Marc Andreessen

Over two billion people now use the broadband Internet, up from perhaps 50 million a decade ago, when I was at Netscape, the company I co-founded.

— Marc Andreessen

Sephora is a mecca for cosmetics, and it supports what I enjoy: You go into the store, and touch it, and try it, and love it. I’ve never bought anything on the Internet. I like experience.

— Marc Jacobs

I got into trouble a while ago for saying that I thought the internet led to increased literacy – people scolded me about the shocking grammar to be found online – but I was talking about fundamentals: quite simply, you can’t use the net unless you can read.

— Margaret Atwood

If I have to spend a lot of time on planes, I try to think of this as time off. In certain ways, it’s more restful than home: no Internet, no phones, no interruptions.

— Margaret Heffernan

I have nothing to hide, and I call upon those who are scared by the National Front to look up the National Front’s manifesto. It’s quite easy on the Internet.

— Marine Le Pen

The internet creates more of an appetite for media – it doesn’t replace physical books, radio or TV.

— Marissa Mayer

We can’t ever forget that the Internet now is just a staid utility. The exciting platforms are software applications that are very, very simple.

— Mark Cuban

If you grew up, and you never had a computer, and you’ve never used the Internet, and someone asked you if you wanted to buy a data plan, your response would be ‘What’s a data plan, and why would I want to use this?’

— Mark Zuckerberg

We know that for every 1 person who get access to the Internet, one new job gets created, and one person gets lifted out of poverty. So in theory, going and connecting everyone on the Internet is a large national and even global priority.

— Mark Zuckerberg

Right now, with social networks and other tools on the Internet, all of these 500 million people have a way to say what they’re thinking and have their voice be heard.

— Mark Zuckerberg

I hope that Facebook and other Internet technologies were able to help people, just like we hope that we help them communicate and organize and do whatever they want to every single day, but I don’t pretend that if Facebook didn’t exist, that this wouldn’t even be possible. Of course, it would have.

— Mark Zuckerberg

We can all look on the Internet and go, ‘He hates me! Oh, but she loves me. Oh, but he hates me,’ you know. And that way, madness lies.

— Martin Freeman

The majority of people who don’t have Internet, don’t have the Internet because they don’t know why they want to use the Internet.

— Mark Zuckerberg

One of the great things about the Internet is that you can read what everybody has to say about everything. It is fascinating to me, the critiques about humor by people who have no sense of humor.

— Matt Groening

Remember the movie ‘The Matrix,’ where virtual information popped up to help inform physical day-to-day reality? Such things won’t always be the stuff of Hollywood. If the Internet is accessible via contact lenses, biographies will appear next to the faces of the people we talk to, and we will see subtitles if they speak a foreign language.

— Michio Kaku

My point is, no one can stop the Internet. No one can stop that march. It doesn’t mean that it’s going to be smooth, though.

— Michio Kaku

I’m an invention of the Internet. I’m like, the Internet went away for a few years and designed what the perfect online personality would look like and came back with me.

— Milo Yiannopoulos

Perhaps what’s needed now is a bolder form of censure after all, because the Internet is not a universal human right. If people cannot be trusted to treat one another with respect, dignity and consideration, perhaps they deserve to have their online freedoms curtailed.

— Milo Yiannopoulos

If the Internet, ubiquitous as it now is, proves too dangerous in the hands of the psychologically fragile, perhaps access to it ought to be restricted. We ban drunks from driving because they’re a danger to others. Isn’t it time we did the same to trolls?

— Milo Yiannopoulos

At the risk of sounding pedestrian, I’ll be completely honest: the first thing I do in the morning is check Google News, partially because it seems sort of random and unbiased and partially because I tend to stay in hotels that don’t necessarily have the fastest Internet connections.

— Moby

Personally I find the democratic chaos of the Internet fascinating, and for the most part really benign.

— Moby

As people continue to do more and buy more over the Internet, continue to meet people over the Internet, connection speeds are going to get faster, and the Internet is just going to become an even more integral part of people’s lives.

— Moby

I thought if I put my book up on the Internet as a file that you could download, and I told people about it, maybe some people would download it and read it, and maybe I could get some response.

— M. J. Rose

I was part of the generation that pushed the Internet. In fact, I broke as an artist in the U.S.A. because of the Internet.

— M.I.A.

There is no easy way to get around horrible people on the Internet, and it’s either just leave it or don’t and get sucked into the whirlwind of it all.

— Maisie Williams

With the Internet, we can communicate instantly across the globe, but the net also makes it possible for us to shrink ever further into our own skins – a state of being that neither suits the human temperament nor provides ground for further growth.

— Mariella Frostrup

I’m a voracious reader. I want information, all kinds – Internet, books, magazines.

— Marilyn Minter

From the growth of the Internet through to the mapping of the human genome and our understanding of the human brain, the more we understand, the more there seems to be for us to explore.

— Martin Rees

Charter’s merger sales pitch is pretty straightforward: it argues that it has always been too small to bully Internet companies, TV makers, and its own customers, so it has’un-cable’ practices they hope to extend.

— Marvin Ammori

Net neutrality is the idea that Internet service providers (ISPs) should treat all traffic that goes through their networks the same, not offering preferential treatment to some websites over others or charging some companies arbitrary fees to reach users.

— Marvin Ammori

Net neutrality sounds wonky and technical but is actually quite simple. It would keep the Internet as it has always been – cable and phone companies would remain mere gateways to all sites, rather than gatekeepers determining where users can go and what innovators can offer them.

— Marvin Ammori

On the Internet, speed matters. According to research by Microsoft, Google, and others, if a website is even 250 milliseconds slower than a rival, people will visit it less often.

— Marvin Ammori

I have worked on open Internet, speech, and entrepreneurship issues for years.

— Marvin Ammori

President Obama is a big supporter of keeping the Internet open. During his presidential campaign, he pledged his support to net neutrality repeatedly.

— Marvin Ammori

Net neutrality is the right thing for our democracy, economy, and global competitiveness. And Americans support an open Internet.

— Marvin Ammori

Network neutrality’ is sometimes called ‘Internet freedom’ or ‘Internet openness’ and is a legal principle that would forbid cable and phone companies like AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast from blocking some websites or providing special priority to others.

— Marvin Ammori

As each year and debate passes, more broadband companies will start to see that their future lies not in restricting an open Internet but in betting on it.

— Marvin Ammori

Public participation helped create the Internet, and it helps protect it. That’s worth celebrating and remembering.

— Marvin Ammori

The Internet isn’t just itself a revolution – it sometimes starts them, too.

— Marvin Ammori

My books are not really books they’re endless chains of distraction shoved inside a cover. Many of them begin at the search box of Pub Med, an Internet database of medical journal articles.

— Mary Roach

If we ever head down the American path of banning certain books or turning the editorial process into one of censorship, we will risk turning teens off books and sending them elsewhere – to their X-Boxes, for instance. To the Internet. And they won’t ever come back to books.

— Matt Haig

The rise of broadband and growing ubiquity of Internet access excites me the most. The world changes a lot when, no matter where you are – in the middle of a deserted highway or in a bustling city – you can get high speed broadband access.

— Matt Mullenweg

Before the widespread rise of the Internet and easy publishing tools, influence was largely in the hands of those who could reach the widest audience, the people with printing presses or access to a wide audience on television or radio, all one-way mediums that concentrated power in the hands of the few.

— Matt Mullenweg

I’m one of those people that thinks the Internet is amazing, and I can’t believe it exists.

— Mayim Bialik

With the internet, things are so much more immediate. People taste-test things to see if they want to buy the CD.

— Michael Bolton

It’s no longer the older paradigm of, ‘I want to own this market, and no one else can own this market because I own this market.’ The Internet has made the market limitless.

— Michelle Phan

Even though ‘SmackDown’ has been kind of like the Internet darling, I believe that if they had three hours instead of two, they would find out that it’s tough to be a darling when you’ve got that massive three-hour anchor around your neck.

— Mick Foley

200,000 ISIS tweets a day, 1,000 investigations in all 50 states. It’s really hard to stop all of it. But we have to get control over this Internet propaganda that is poisoning the minds of the United States.

— Mike McCaul

What I’m concerned about are two things. I think one that John Miller talked about, and that’s the radicalization over the Internet that ISIS is very adept at doing. The other one is a foreign fighter threat.

— Mike McCaul

I’m over here with the French counterterrorism experts talking about the ‘Charlie Hebdo’ case, how we can stop foreign fighters from coming out of Iraq and Syria to Europe, but then we have this phenomenon in the United States where they can be activated by the Internet, and, really, terrorism has gone viral.

— Mike McCaul

I made a CD in my dorm room and put it on the Internet, and my friends blew it up. Within a few months, I was doing shows across the country without a record deal, without a single, without anything.

— Mike Posner

The Internet, the network of networks, is growing at an exponential pace. It’s growing so fast, in fact, nobody really knows how many people use the Internet.

— Mitch Kapor

Within Internet users, you have a big chunk of people who can convert to online shopping.

— Maelle Gavet

I have fun going on Twitter and the Internet. I feel safe and comfortable, and I wish everyone could feel that way.

— Mallory Ortberg

Internet entrepreneurs are using technology at every level of their company – from a one-person agency to a small firm, the newest technological advances are interwoven throughout every aspect of Internet-based businesses.

— Marc Ostrofsky

Over many generations, fortunes in the business world were made through buying and selling products in physical stores. Internet fortunes have been made buying and selling products online.

— Marc Ostrofsky

I ended up buying business.com for $150,000 because I wanted to make it a magazine. It would have been a ‘Time’-type magazine: how to do business on the Internet. And I was offered a lot of money for that domain. I played two buyers against each other.

— Marc Ostrofsky

I’m addicted to email, but other than that, there are practical things – being able to buy a book on the internet that you can’t find in your local bookshop. This could be a lifeline if you live further from the sources.

— Marilyn Hacker

I don’t think that the Internet creates feelings that aren’t there, nor does it provide an outlet. On the contrary, what I have thought about things like computer games – what has disturbed me about them – is that they appear to stimulate feelings of aggression without providing any physical release.

— Mary Gaitskill

Unlike the phone system, which is engineered around an application, the Internet layered model allows you to, in essence, separate applications from infrastructure.

— Michael K. Powell

I love my DSL, but I love my WiFi more. And I probably get on the Internet 40 percent to 50 percent more because of the combination of those technologies.

— Michael K. Powell

The U.S. has more broadband subscribers than any country other than China. Americans rank at the top in their use of the web, and numerous studies validate that the U.S. is a global innovation powerhouse. The leading Internet and e-commerce companies are located here.

— Michael K. Powell

Eventually, somewhere – be it on the Internet or somewhere else – I will host some version of ‘The Daily Show.’

— Marcus Brigstocke

If you ask me what I worry about every morning when I wake up, it’s that I don’t understand future mainstream Internet users’ habits.

— Ma Huateng

The world is changing, and the Internet is about to become the next broadcast network.

— Mark Burnett

But the power of science lies in open publication, which, with the rise of the Internet, is no longer constrained by the price of paper.

— Michael Shermer

Assume everything you put on the Internet can and will be seen not only by the person you’re talking about, but your future romantic partners and bosses, too.

— Mara Wilson

I would say the consumer Internet companies – in a lot of ways, if you go inside the consumer Internet companies and you see how they run, it’s how all their businesses are going to run.

— Marc Andreesen

Given its Internet sophistication and the attraction the group has with vast numbers of potential recruits from among disaffected populations around the globe, ISIS has the realistic potential to eventually swell its ranks of jihadists waging a ‘holy war’ to hundreds of thousands in both the western and eastern hemispheres.

— Michael T. Flynn

There’s a danger of the Internet just becoming loud, ugly and boring with a thousand voices screaming for attention.

— Matt Drudge

I do most of my business on that dirty Internet that you were just talking about, where I find there is a lot of freedom to report exactly what I want.

— Matt Drudge

There won’t be editors in the future with the Internet world, with citizen reporting. That doesn’t scare me.

— Matt Drudge

The Internet feeds off the main press, and the main press feeds off the Internet. They’re working in tandem.

— Matt Drudge

I don’t use the Internet, as I don’t like living with lots of distractions. I have tried, but I found it a hindrance. as my sense of priorities goes out of the window and it pulls me out of my writing, particularly with email. I’d sit there for hours just replying to emails.

— Michelle Paver

Talking about Apple v. Microsoft without mentioning the Internet and the browser is like talking about WWII without talking about the nuke. Framing the conversation just in terms of open v. closed operating systems, the quality of the hardware or software or who the CEO was, is silly.

— Michael Arrington

Before the Internet, all most people cared about was Office. And Office was really the only reason anyone wanted Windows machines instead of Macs.

— Michael Arrington

I think there’d be huge losses if there weren’t newspapers. I know everything’s shifting to the Internet and some people would say, ‘News is news, what you’re talking about is a change of consumption, not the product that’s out there.’ But I think there is a change.

— Michael Connelly

He told me I didn’t understand, that we were from the bleak industrial wastes of North England, or something, and that we didn’t understand the Internet. I told him Fall fans invented the Internet. They were on there in 1982.

— Mark E. Smith

There’s the classic charitable contribution, which we receive thousands, and we’re extremely grateful and they often come with notes from people, which are very heartwarming, about how much difference our products have made in their life on the Internet.

— Mitchell Baker

Honestly, I’m more into the computer, the Internet, and checking out scores or the news.

— Martina Hingis

You could take the Internet enthusiasm that was happening in 1999 and 2000 here in the U.S., and in China it was three-to-five times more ebullient.

— Mary Meeker

We all know how the Internet has changed the lives of consumers: it’s changed how we communicate, how we shop, how we meet people. It’s changed things for businesses too.

— Maynard Webb

Once the smoke of the market crash clears off, you know, the Internet will pick back up and go. Take a look at what’s happening to some of the big companies like eBay and Yahoo, the publicly traded stocks. You know, they’re all coming back up off the mat now.

— Michael Nesmith

The Internet provides the access to resources, so it’s incumbent upon the people who control those resources to make sure that the economic engine stays intact.

— Michael Nesmith

The rock sitting on the shelf has potential because it can fall-it’s the same way with the Internet. It has this potential. It’s not really doing it yet, but it’s about to.

— Michael Nesmith

You have to have access to ideas. The Internet is facilitating that access to ideas. In 25 years, the way that data’s going to flow back and forth, we don’t quite understand yet.

— Michael Nesmith

I grew up in New York City in the ’80s, and it was the epicenter of hip-hop. There was no Internet. Cable television wasn’t as broad. I would listen to the radio, hear cars pass by playing a song, or tape songs off of the radio. At that time, there was such an excitement around hip-hop music.

— Michael Rapaport

Even the most brilliant accomplishments on the Internet are essentially cold. Google has changed the world, but you don’t snuggle up to it. YouTube is a giant carnival, filled with freaks and mountebanks, a place to gawk and laugh and get bored. Certainly not a place to feel anything.

— Marshall Herskovitz

The further I’ve gotten into the Internet, the more I’ve become convinced that we’ve explored only a tiny corner of what it can mean and what we can feel there.

— Marshall Herskovitz

Doom’ aficionados expand their adventures as far as their imaginations and artistic abilities allow. Once players have exhausted the ‘authorized’ levels of ‘Doom,’ they can go on to explore thousands of additional unauthorized levels available in kits and on the Internet.

— Marc Laidlaw

Nowadays, ideas can meet and mate very much faster than before, and the Internet is only accelerating this process. So innovation is bound to accelerate.

— Matt Ridley

A lot of music fans are still interested in insightful perspectives on music – maybe even more interested than ever, since everyone needs help making sense of the incredible variety of sounds that have sprung up in the wake of the Internet revolution. There’s a lot of room for unique, qualified voices who can provide good reads.

— Michael Azerrad

There should be a background check every time a firearm is transferred. You shouldn’t be able to go to a gun show and buy guns without a background check. There are Internet gun sales, classified ads in the newspapers – and you can buy guns without background checks.

— Michael D. Barnes

I’m quite enthusiastic about any kind of gadget and app and feature and things that enable me to have a very convenient lifestyle. We buy our groceries on the Internet I buy furniture, clothes for myself and my kids.

— Margrethe Vestager

Newspapers and magazines didn’t want pictures of musicians behaving badly back then. Now, because of the Internet, that’s all the media wants.

— Mick Rock

Now that digital lifestyle devices, tablets, wireless phones, and other Internet appliances are beginning to come of age, we need to worry about presenting our content to these devices so that it is optimized for their display capabilities.

— Mike Davidson

At its core, the FCC’s plan to regulate the Internet will force businesses and people to check first with the government and get permission to innovate.

— Mary Bono

For years, my colleagues and I – primarily Republicans but also some Democrats – have introduced legislation and written to the FCC asking the commission to cease attempts to regulate the Internet unless given the clear authority to do so by Congress.

— Mary Bono

Cyberspace’ is a metaphorical idea which is supposed to be the space where your consciousness is located when you’re using computer technology on the Internet, for example, and I’m not entirely sure it’s such a useful term, but I think that’s what most people mean by it.

— Neil Postman

People need to access Skype wirelessly, no matter where they are, and what happens is that we’ll be taking advantage of the rollout of Internet everywhere – WiFi and WiMax in particular.

— Niklas Zennstrom

Yahoo to me, as the founder of a company, is one of the biggest opportunities you could have it’s one of those classic Internet companies.

— Nick D’Aloisio

I think people are sort of waking up to it now, how probably the biggest change in Internet media isn’t the immediacy of it, or the low costs, but the measurability. Which is actually terrifying if you’re a traditional journalist, and used to pushing what people ought to like, or what you think they ought to like.

— Nick Denton

I had just got back from skiing, and I was just hanging out, browsing the Internet, and I found some article that was a press release that said slope style was gonna be included in the Olympics. And the first thing I did was call up my coach Mike Hanley, and we were ecstatic.

— Nick Goepper

My Internet friends who I play games with say, ‘This guy’s a fighter?’ I’m the last person they expect to be a fighter.

— Nonito Donaire

The Internet allows the small guy a global marketplace. But technology is harmful in the sense that we get too much information from it. Because of the web we get 10 times the amount of noise we ever got, which makes harmful fallacies far more likely.

— Nassim Nicholas Taleb

I know I’m not a conventional beauty. You can read a lot of painful things on the Internet, which criticise you aesthetically – but as far as I’m concerned, that’s not what an actress is.

— Natalie Dormer

When you get into statistical analysis, you don’t really expect to achieve fame. Or to become an Internet meme. Or be parodied by ‘The Onion’ – or be the subject of a cartoon in ‘The New Yorker.’ I guess I’m kind of an outlier there.

— Nate Silver

The techniques of being an Internet visionary are just like those of lower-tech fortunetellers through the ages. A technological visionary must tell people what they want to hear, because your company’s stock won’t rise if you spout an unpopular vision to analysts.

— Nathan Myhrvold

The magic words ‘on the Internet,’ if inserted into nearly any sentence, seem to protect it from normal critical scrutiny.

— Nathan Myhrvold

The Internet is the ultimate vanity-publishing medium, and therefore, the ultimate place for those of us who like to watch. The Internet can reach an audience at lower cost than any medium before it.

— Nathan Myhrvold

Why pay a fee for Internet content when a million free sites are just a click away? There’s no incentive until people are too addicted to the Net to turn off their computers, yet are bored with what’s available.

— Nathan Myhrvold

I attend Internet conferences all the time, and they literally make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.

— Natalie Massenet

Nowadays we have so many things that take our attention – phones, Internet – and perhaps we need to disconnect from those and focus on the immediate world around us and the people that are actually present.

— Nicholas Hoult

I can’t help thinking that if the American West were discovered today, the most glorious bits would be sold off to the highest bidder. Yosemite might be nothing but weekend homes for Internet tycoons.

— Nicholas Kristof

In software, it’s easy to understand what people want, and it’s hard to build. Internet stuff is super easy to build, but it’s hard to know what people want.

— Nick Hanauer

An important part of the Internet is that it provides a space for people whose identities are socially unacceptable. If it enables someone who feels minoritised to be who they want to be, it’s actually worth having other people be offensive. I’d much rather have both than have neither.

— Nick Harkaway

I love acting but I don’t like all of the other stuff associated with it. The interest in celebrities, the press, the Internet, when your identity becomes mixed up in the way people are preceving you.

— Nicole Kidman

We can’t have cellphones, TV, radio or the Internet. If the president died, we’d have no idea. There’s no normalcy. It’s just like prison, with cameras.

— Nicole Polizzi

That’s the miracle of Amazon! It’s like Internet dating. In the early days, you could get slimed as an author on Amazon by someone bearing a grudge, or jealous, or whatever. And because there were so few reviews posted, this stank.

— Nigel Hamilton

It is easier to go to the Internet than to go to the library, undoubtedly. But the shift from no libraries to the existence of libraries was a much greater shift than what we’ve seen with the Internet’s development.

— Noam Chomsky

There happen to be a lot of people around who spent an hour on the Internet and think they know a lot of physics, but it doesn’t work like that… There’s a reason there are graduate schools in these departments.

— Noam Chomsky

As a research tool, the internet is invaluable.

— Noam Chomsky

Public schools helped create the idea of America and inculcate Americans with a few rudiments of knowledge. To judge by that very American item, the Internet, a few rudiments is all anyone cares to have.

— P. J. O’Rourke

On the Internet, you think everything is going to be public.

— Noam Chomsky

For so many years fashion was shrouded in mystery, this glamorous profession that people knew very little about, they thought it was so glamorous. It now has become so available, with the Internet, with shops like H&M and Target that do designer collaborations, so it’s more available to everyone and that’s created more interest.

— Nina Garcia

TV ushered in the age of postliteracy. And we have gone so far beyond that. I mean, what with the Internet and Google and Wikipedia. We have entered the age of post-intelligence.

— P. J. O’Rourke

Oasis were the last great, traditional rock-n’-roll band. We came along before the Internet so, if you wanted to see us, you had to be there. It makes me feel like a righteous old man.

— Noel Gallagher
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