Infomusings

Share with us your own favorite quip about information.

Companies gain leverage from owning information about assets, rather than the assets themselves, but only if they have great information systems. -Geoffrey Moore

I dont see most people using the Web to get more information. Were already in information overload.  -Steve Jobs, 1996

The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.  -Confucius

It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information. -Oscar Wilde

Google Calls Data ‘Valuable’  -Wall Street Journal headline, May 1, 2011

Prior to the advent of what has become a veritable avalanche of IT innovations, most of twentieth century business decision making had been hampered by limited information.  -Alan Greenspan, Federal Reserve Chairman

Data is what distinguishes the dilettante from the artist.  -George V. Higgins

When action grows unprofitable, gather information; when information grows unprofitable, sleep.  -Ursula K. Le

I have traveled the length and breadth of this country and talked with the best people, and I can assure you that data processing is a fad that won’t last out the year. -The editor in charge of business books for Prentice Hall, 1957

As a general rule the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information. -Benjamin Disraeli

Whoever has information fastest and uses it, wins. -Don Keough, former president of Coca-Cola

Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders. -Ronald Reagan

The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.  -Winston Churchill

We have for the first time an economy based on a key resource [information] that is not only renewable, but self-generating. Running out of it is not a problem, but drowning in it is. -John Naisbit

There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.  -Bertrand Russell

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.   -Vince Lombardi

What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence, a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it.  -Herbert Simon, economist

If you’re going to pretend to be ignorant, it’s best to be well informed.  -Brad Laney, marketing consultant

Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.  -Gertrude Stein

My sources are unreliable, but their information is fascinating.  -Ashleigh Brilliant

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.  -Pablo Picasso

Unfortunately, answers that sound good aren’t necessarily good, sound answers.  -unknown

Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is interesting, but what they hide is vital.  -unknown

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