"Species go extinct because there are historical contraints built into a given body or a given design."
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."Kevin Kelly on Steve Jobs
"You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality."Kevin Kelly on Walt Disney
"The artist in me cries out for design."Kevin Kelly on Robert Frost
"A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."Kevin Kelly on Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"Sometimes I can't figure designers out. It's as if they flunked human anatomy."Kevin Kelly on Erma Bombeck
"The great advance of personal computers was not the computing power per se but the fact that it brought it right to your face, that you had control over it, that were confronted with it and could steer it."
"Organisms by their design are not made to adapt too far."
"All imaginable futures are not equally possible."
"One of the functions of an organization, of any organism, is to anticipate the future, so that those relationships can persist over time."
"The way that organizations and organisms anticipate the future is by taking signals from the past, most the time."