"the printing press, the computer, and television are not therefore simply machines which convey information. They are metaphors through which we conceptualize reality in one way or another. They will classify the world for us, sequence it, frame it, enlarge it, reduce it, argue a case for what it is like. Through these media metaphors, we do not see the world as it is. We see it as our coding systems are. Such is the power of the form of information."
— Marshall McLuhan
"What we’re seeing is a passing of the [personalization] torch from human gatekeepers to algorithmic ones, and the thing is that the algorithms don’t yet have the embedded ethics that the [human] editors did. If algorithms are going to curate the world for us and going to decide what we get to see and don’t get to see, then we need to make that sure they’re not just keyed to relevance, we need to make sure that they also show us things that are uncomfortable and important."
— Eli Pariser