Technology without People doesn’t work. People without Technology doesn’t scale

I remember doing my doctorate on collaborative technologies back fifteen years ago, and one quote stuck on my head:

caveman“Technology without people doesn’t work. People without technology doesn’t scale”

Now, I am really struggling to find out whether this was a real quote from someone else, or whether I invented it as part of my Ph.D. dissertation. I had thought that the quote came from Prof Tom Malone… and then I met him in New York a few weeks back at the Prediction Markets Summit and he told me that he did not remember it, but it was a great quote.

So, unless anyone else can find it (I did do a bunch of google searches) I’ll lay claim to it for now, until I need to cede ownership and credit to someone else.

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