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The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn’t think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential. ~ Steve Ballmer

Go into a classroom of students using computers. If you hear only clicks, the teacher is doing it wrong.

Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important. ~ Bill Gates

Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them. ~ Steve Jobs

“Digital technologies are disrupting organizations of every size and shape, leaving managers scrambling to find a technology fix that will help their organizations compete.”

Is there anyhting worse then people saying "I'm not really sure what they did" when you leave?

I'm officially at the age at which I am going to say "I told you so," when I say "no" to cleaning up the mess.

The solution selected by the IT folks may not be the one used by. the end users.

"We needed it solved, so we went to the administrative assistants."

Sometimes the solution is obvious only after it is obvious.

"Science is an integral part of culture. It's not this foreign thing, done by an arcane priesthood. It's one of the glories of the human intellectual tradition." -Stephen Jay Gould

Even during most of the history of our species in which we were communicated only aurally (speaking and listening), humans created methods whereby they could store information outside of their brains.

Students have emerging skills; some of the youngest IT users may be unable to read the labels on graphic user interfaces. School IT managers must understand this.

Humans are responsible for creating data, managing it, and using it for their work.

Conceptually, computer networking is a rather simple process. Operationally, it is sophisticated and complex.

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