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Kevin Kelly (editor)
Kevin Kelly is the founding executive editor of 'Wired' magazine, and a former editor/publisher of the 'Whole Earth Review'. He has also been a writer, photographer, conservationist, and student of Asian and digital culture. Wikipedia
August 14, 1952

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A company cannot be a learning company without also being a teaching company.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
A network nurtures small failures in order that large failures don't happen as often.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
Animals are robots that work. Toons are simply robots without hard bodies.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
Any highly evolved form is beautiful.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
Anything that can hold an electronic charge can hold a fiscal charge.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
Artificial complex systems will be deliberately infused with organic principles simply to keep them going.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
As life evolves it unbinds from the inorganic and interacts more with the organic.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
A system is anything that talks to itself.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
Biology always wins in any blending of organic and machine.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
Complexity must be grown from simple systems that already work.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
"Correct" is a property of small systems.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
Dying creatively is the hallmark of vivisystems.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
Hereditary information does not exist independently of its embodiment.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
Inconsistency is an inevitable trait of any self-sustaining system built up out of consistent parts.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
In network economics, more brings more.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
In turbulence is the preservation of the world.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
"It works, why worry?" is life's deepest philosophy.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
Life-as-it-could-be is a territory we can only study by first creating it.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
Life is in the business of making its environment agreeable for life.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
Life is a verb not a noun.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
Life never falls, but never gets out of falling. It is poised in a persistent state of almost-fell.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
Memory is a reenactment of perception, indistinguishable from the original act of knowing.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
Telling the future is what organisms are for.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
The central act of the coming era is to connect everything to everything.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
The future of machines is biology.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
The genes harbor their own wisdom and their own inertia.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
The great irony of god games is that letting go is the only way to win.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
The hardest lesson for humans to learn: that organic complexity will entail organic time.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
The only organization capable of unprejudiced growth, or unguided learning, is a network.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
The quickest route to describing a seed's output is to sprout it.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
There's nothing more addictive than being a god.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
The story of automation is the story of a one-way shift from human control to automatic control.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
The work of managing a natural environment is inescapably a work of local knowledge.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
To err is human; to manage error is system.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
Urbanization is the advent of edge species.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
We are all steering.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
We cannot import evolution and learning without exporting control.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
We can only get smart things from stupid things.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
We don't have a word for learning and teaching at the same time, but our schooling would improve if we did.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
We want a machine that is constantly remaking itself.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
What humans can't engineer, evolution can.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
A good definition of a network is organic behaviour in a technological matrix.
New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)
A network is a possibility factory.
New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)
As more of the economy migrates to intangibles, more of the economy will require standards.
New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)
As the world of chips and glass fibers and wireless waves goes, so goes the rest of the world.
New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)
Because information trumps mass, all commerce migrates to the network economy.
New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)
Bit by bit the logic of the network will overtake every we atom we deal with.
New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)
Complete surrender to the bottom is not what embracing swarm power is about.
New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)
Don't solve problems, pursue opportunities.
New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)
Dumb parts, properly constituted into a swarm, yield smart results.
New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)
Eventually technical standards will become as important as laws.
New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)
Every opportunity seized launches at least two new opportunities.
New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)
Everywhere networks go, intermediaries follow. The more nodes, the more middlemen.
New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)
If the system settles into harmony and equilibrium it will eventually stagnate and die.
New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)
Individual allegiance moves away from firms and toward networks and network platforms.
New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)
In the industrial economy success was self-limiting; it obeyed the law of decreasing returns.
New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)
In the marketspace of networks, value flows in webs.
New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)
It takes a village to make a mall. Community precedes commerce.
New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)
Letting go at the top is not an act against perfection, but against shortsightedness.
New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)
One of the chief chores in the next economy is to restore the symmetry of knowledge.
New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)
People will inhabit places, but increasingly the economy inhabits a space.
New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)
Productivity, however, is exactly the wrong thing to care about in the new economy.
New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)
Technology has become our culture, our culture technology.
New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)
The aim of swarm power is superior performance in a turbulent environment.
New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)
The central economic imperative of the new economy is to amplify relationships.
New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)
The first thing the network economy reforms is our identity.
New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)
The net demands wiser customers.
New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)
The net shifts from mass media to mess media.
New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)
The network economy has moved from change to flux.
New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)
The only factor becoming scarce in a world of abudance is human attention.
New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)
There can be no expertise in innovation unless there is also expertise in demolishing the ensconced.
New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)
There is more to be gained by producing more opportunities than by optimizing existing ones.
New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)
The surest way to smartness is through massive dumbness.
New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)
The tricks of the intangible trade will become the tricks of your trade.
New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)
To maximize innovation, maximize the fringes.
New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)
To prosper, feed the web first.
New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)
We are connecting everything to everything.
New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)
When information is plentiful, peers take over.
New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)