—Peta Tomlinson, "Watch this space," South China Morning Post, November 24, 2006
A: We need to be vigilant about the ways in which we're giving up rich and connected time we care about for trivial digital communications that seem urgent but aren't really important. We need to re-create boundaries. When you carry a digital gadget that creates a virtual link to the office, you need to create a virtual boundary that didn't exist before. Another quality that I think is very important but has been ignored is being fully present. We're multitasking and not paying full attention to the person next to us. We need to remind ourselves more often to pay attention to the human moment.
—Sharon Jayson, "Sociability: It's all in your mind" (interview with Daniel Goleman), USA Today, September 25, 2006
Now, the technology bursts out, like a young dandelion, the spores floating through space, clinging to everything, coating the world.
—Michael Weinreb, "Sports Overload: Programming runs 24 and 7 and 365," Akron Beacon Journal, November 8, 1999
''With today's technology, you can't expect guaranteed privacy,'' says Black, who refers to eavesdroppers as ''techno-creeps.''
—Mike Urlocker, "Beware cellular 'creeps'," The Financial Post, December 30, 1991