Esther Dyson Quotes


16 Esther Dyson quotes:



"It may not always be profitable at first for businesses to be online, but it is certainly going to be unprofitable not to be online."
"Change means that what was before wasn't perfect. People want things to be better."
"And the Russians certainly don't have it. If a woman shows up in a fur coat, I just assume she's a crook. And that's me, the nice American. The assumption that you can't make money honestly is a killer."
"Having seen a non-market economy, I suddenly understood much better what I liked about a market economy."
"I became a real free market fanatic. I'm probably less so now than even two or three years ago."
"But there is a corollary to freedom and that's personal responsibility, and the real challenge is how you generate that personal responsibility without imposing it."
"From the business point of view - not to overstate it - intellectual property is dead; long live intellectual process. Long live service; long live performance."
"Well, take the evolution of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. It began as hackers' rights. Then it became general civil liberties of everybody - government stay away."
"What I'm thinking about more and more these days is simply the importance of transparency, and Jefferson's saying that he'd rather have a free press without a government than a government without a free press."
"Don't leave hold of your common sense. Think about what you're doing and how the technology can enhance it. Don't think about technology first."
"As long as a government can come and shoot you, you can't jump on the Internet to freedom."
"The nature of business and government has been to build a surplus and self-perpetuate, but the Internet fosters and rewards smaller, more fluid organizations."
Author: Dyson Quotes Category: Business Quotes
"Microsoft's competition -- most of it has been pretty inadequate. I don't see any reason to think that -- with all due respect -- a bunch of government lawyers are going to be any more clever than your average company, let alone Microsoft,"
Author: Dyson Quotes Category: Competition Quotes
"Encryption...is a powerful defensive weapon for free people. It offers a technical guarantee of privacy, regardless of who is running the government... It's hard to think of a more powerful, less dangerous tool for liberty."
Author: Dyson Quotes Category: Technology Quotes
"Few influential people involved with the Internet claim that it is a good in and of itself. It is a powerful tool for solving social problems, just as it is a tool for making money, finding lost relatives, receiving medical advice, or, come to that, trading instructions for making bombs."
Author: Dyson Quotes Category: Technology Quotes
"Our job is not simply to accredit registrars. It's to make sure the test works,"
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