Steven Johnson Quotes

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Silicon-based life may be impossible for one other reason: silicon bonds readily dissolve in water. -Steven Johnson
The glassmakers had brought a new source of wealth to Venice, but they had also brought the less appealing habit of burning down the neighborhood. -Steven Johnson
Chance favors the connected mind. -Steven Johnson
Old ideas can sometimes use new buildings. New ideas must use old buildings. -Steven Johnson
When you don't have to ask for permission innovation thrives. -Steven Johnson
if your great-great-great-grandfather wanted to read his book after dark, some poor soul had to crawl around in a whale's head for an afternoon. -Steven Johnson
Being right keeps you in place. Being wrong forces you to explore. -Steven Johnson
The larger question is, as virologist Jonas Salk once asked,
That's the way progress works: the more we build up these vast repertoires of scientific and technological understanding, the more we conceal them. -Steven Johnson
The trick to having good ideas is not to sit around in glorious isolation and try to think big thoughts. The trick is to get more parts on the table. -Steven Johnson
Time travelers tend, as a group, to have a lot of hobbies. -Steven Johnson
That strange new zone between medium and message. That zone we call the interface. -Steven Johnson
When it's a sharing and improvisational meeting, where you're riffing off other people's ideas, that actually can be productive. -Steven Johnson
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