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This Wonderful Romance
by noteworthy at 8:18 am EST, Feb 8, 2010

Frank Chimero:

I get excited when I see new tools and I have no idea how to use them.

Steven Frank:

Old Worlders have to come to grips with the fact that a lot of things we are used to are going away. Maybe not for a while, but they are.

Fraser Speirs:

The Real Work is not formatting the margins, installing the printer driver, uploading the document, finishing the PowerPoint slides, running the software update or reinstalling the OS.

The Real Work is teaching the child, healing the patient, selling the house, logging the road defects, fixing the car at the roadside, capturing the table's order, designing the house and organising the party.

Matt Linderman:

For those of us surrounded by the minutiae of computers all day, it's easy to forget there's a world of people out there who just don't get it. And it's not their fault. It's ours.

Laura Miller:

You're not really paying for an object.

Steve Jobs et al:

Incredible! Amazing! Beautiful!

Steven Johnson:

It's apps, apps, apps, as far as the eye can see.

Frank Chimero:

I look at it and all I see is potential.

Walt Mossberg:

I think people who are focused on the hardware ... are missing the key thing here.

David Carr:

One of the things you have to understand about this gadget is ... the gadget disappears pretty quickly. You're looking into pure software.

I think there's a revolution in the fact that you lean back ...

The Kindle ... it looked like something Mennonites made a hundred and fifty years ago.

Steven Johnson:

Time will tell.

And letting time tell is what we need to do.

Randall Munroe:

What if I want something more than the pale facsimile of fulfillment brought by a parade of ever-fancier toys?

To spend my life restlessly producing instead of sedately consuming?

Is there an app for that?

Steve Jobs:

The Macintosh was sort of like this wonderful romance in your life that you once had -- and that produced about 10 million children. In a way it will never be over in your life. You'll still smell that romance every morning when you get up. And when you open the window, the cool air will hit your face, and you'll smell that romance in the air. And you'll see your children around, and you feel good about it. And nothing will ever make you feel bad about it.

But now, your life has moved on. You get up every morning, and you might remember that romance, but then the whole day is in front of you to do something wonderful with.

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