The more the data banks record about each one of us, the less we exist.

Marshall McLuhan, March 1969, Playboy (Chicago)


As machines become more and more efficient and perfect, so it will become clear that imperfection is the greatness of man.

Ernst Fischer, 1959, The Necessity of Art, ch. 5.


You have so many computers, why donít you use them in the search for love?

Lech Walesa, Quoted 14 Dec. 1988, Daily Telegraph (London)
Said in Paris on his first visit out of the Soviet Bloc.