Wikiquote:Quote of the day/October 19, 2010

Lewis Hine Power house mechanic working on steam pump.jpg  

The cycle of the machine is now coming to an end. Man has learned much in the hard discipline and the shrewd, unflinching grasp of practical possibilities that the machine has provided in the last three centuries: but we can no more continue to live in the world of the machine than we could live successfully on the barren surface of the moon.

~ Lewis Mumford ~