Quote of the Day

“Inventions themselves are not revolutions; neither are they the cause of revolutions. Their powers for change lie in the hands of those who have the imagination and insight to see that the new invention has offered them new liberties of action, that old constraints have been removed, that their political will, or their sheer greed, are no longer frustrated, and that they can act in new ways. New social behavior patterns and new social institutions are created which in turn become the commonplace experience of future generations.”
Colin Cherry, “The Telephone System: Creator ofMobility and Social Change”, quoted in Ithiel de Sola Pool, TheSocial Impact of the Telephone (Cambridge MA, 1977) via the SDForums’ March 13th program on Internal Marketing: Fostering Technology Adoption.