quotes tagged with 'internet'

"We are how we read." Wolf worries that the style of reading promoted by the Net, a style that puts "efficiency" and "immediacy" above all else, may be weakening our capacity for the kind of deep reading that emerged when an earlier technology, the printing press, made long and complex works of prose commonplace. When we read online, she says, we tend to become "mere decoders of information." Our ability to interpret text, to make the rich mental connections that form when we read deeply and without distraction, remains largely disengaged.

Author: Nicholas Carr, Source: http%3A//www.theatlantic.com/doc/200807/googleSaved by richardkmiller in internet mind reading concentration 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
With the growth of the Church, we likely could never build a hall large enough to accommodate all who would wish to assemble in one place. Nor would accelerating travel costs make possible their coming. The gifts of science have provided a more convenient way. We are confident that as the work of the Lord expands, he will inspire men to develop the means whereby the membership of the Church, wherever they may be, can be counseled in an intimate and personal way by his chosen prophet. Communication is the sinew that binds the Church as one great family. Between those facilities which are now available and those which are on the horizon, we shall be able to converse one with another according to the needs and circumstances of the time.
Author: Gordon B. Hinckley, Source: http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db0...Saved by richardkmiller in church communication internet moregood science prophet technology growth mormonism 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
For good or for evil, devices like the Internet … have put at our fingertips an incredible inventory of information, insights, and images. Along with fast food, we have fast communications and fast facts. The effect of these resources on some of us seems to fulfill the prophet Daniel’s prophecy that in the last days “knowledge shall be increased” and “many shall run to and fro.”
Author: Dallin H. Oaks, Source: http://northtemple.com/380Saved by richardkmiller in information internet less overload 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
For good or for evil, devices like the Internet … have put at our fingertips an incredible inventory of information, insights, and images. Along with fast food, we have fast communications and fast facts. The effect of these resources on some of us seems to fulfill the prophet Daniel’s prophecy that in the last days “knowledge shall be increased” and “many shall run to and fro.”
Author: Dallin H. Oaks, Source: http://northtemple.com/380Saved by richardkmiller in information internet wisdom knowledge fast 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
I hope Google or someone can figure out a way to index all the good, wholesome, uplifting, educational, informative, appropriately entertaining and useful video content and filter out all the rest, at least for those of us who don’t want to fill our minds with garbage. Some of us still believe in the “law of the harvest”–that what you sow, you shall also reap. And some of us want to have all the positive benefits of technology without all the negatives.
Author: Paul Allen, Source: http://www.paulallen.net/2007/01/25/the-future-of-google-video...Saved by richardkmiller in education internet future technology wholesome uplifting 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Going hand in hand with this increased temple activity is an increase in our family history work. The computer in its various ramifications is accelerating the work, and people are taking advantage of the new techniques being offered to them. How can one escape the conclusion that the Lord is in all of this?
Author: Gordon B. Hinckley, Source: “Welcome to Conference,” Ensign, Nov 1999, 4Saved by cboyack in temple internet technology genealogy familyhistory computer 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The miracles of modern technology have brought efficiency into our lives in ways not dreamed of a generation ago, yet with this new technology has come a deluge of new challenges to our morals and our values. Some tend to rely more on technology than on theology. I hasten to add that scientific knowledge, the marvels of communication, and the wonders of modern medicine have come from the Lord to enhance His work throughout the world.... But Satan, of course, is aware of this great progress in technology and likewise takes advantage of it for his purposes, which are to destroy and despoil. He delights in the pornography on the Internet and the sleaze in many of our movies and television shows. He has even engineered some of his own satanic messages into some of our modern music.
Author: James E. Faust, Source: http://beta.lds.org/portal/site/LDSOrg/menuitem.b12f9d18fae655...Saved by rickety in satan world work communication internet knowledge technology television pornography music challenges lord miracles generation morals values theology medicine movies 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
We call upon Internet providers and Web-site creators to become more responsible regarding their potential for influence...
Author: Elder M. Russell Ballard, Source: October Conference 2005Saved by markm in influence positive internet computers moregood responsible www website technology 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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