"Over the eons I've been a fan of, and sucker for, each latest automated system to 'simplify' and 'bring order to' my life. Very early on this led me to the beautiful-and-doomed Lotus Agenda for my DOS computers, and Actioneer for the early Palm."
"A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing."James Fallows on Emo Philips
"Computers are like Old Testament gods lots of rules and no mercy."James Fallows on Joseph Campbell
"I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image."James Fallows on Stephen Hawking
"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers."James Fallows on Pablo Picasso
"I think it's fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we've ever created. They're tools of communication, they're tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user."James Fallows on Bill Gates
"Always write angry letters to your enemies. Never mail them."
"The demise of Google Reader, if logical, is a reminder of how far we've come from the cuddly old 'I'm Feeling Lucky' Google days, in which there was a foreseeably-astonishing delight in the way Google's evolving design tricks anticipated what users would like."
"The hoary joke in the literary world, based on 'Dreams From My Father,' was that if things had worked out differently for Barack Obama, he could have made it as a writer."
"There's no longer any surprise in noting that China has grave environmental problems."
"Environmental disaster is the gravest threat to China's continued development. That's according to me, but it is not some wacko view."