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A lot of what appears to be progress is just technological rococo.

All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
Samuel Butler (1835-1902)

Automatic simply means that you can't repair it yourself.
Frank Capra (1897-1991)

Don't ever take a fence down until you know the reason why it was put up.
John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

Horsepower was a wonderful thing when only horses had it.

Is it progress when a cannibal uses a knife and fork?
Stanisław Jerzy Lec (1909-1966)

It is better for civilisation to be going down the drain than to be coming up it.

Men have become tools of their tools.
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Natives who beat drums to drive off evil spirits are objects of scorn to modern people who blow horns to break up traffic jams.

Progress may have been acceptable once but it has gone on too long.
Ogden Nash (1902-1971)

Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.
Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

The impossibility of yesterday has become the luxury of today and the necessity of tomorrow.

What is now proved was once only imagined.
William Blake (1752-1827)

What was sliced bread the greatest thing since?

You are making progress if each mistake is a new one.

You are not in traffic; you are traffic.

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