Computers Quotes

Access to computers and the Internet has become a basic need for education in our society.-Kent Conrad

 

 

 

Never trust a computer you can’t throw out a window.-Steve Wozniak

 

 

 

The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do.-Ted Nelson

 

 

The Internet is not just one thing, it’s a collection of things – of numerous communications networks that all speak the same digital language.-James H. Clark

 

 

 

To err is human, but to really foul things up you need a computer.-Paul R. Ehrlich

 

 

The internet could be a very positive step towards education, organisation and participation in a meaningful society.-Noam Chomsky

 

 

 

The digital revolution is far more significant than the invention of writing or even of printing. – Douglas Engelbart

 

 

Computing is not about computers any more. It is about living.-Nicholas Negroponte

 

 

Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.-Edsger Dijkstra

 

 

A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.-Emo Philips

 

 

We’re entering a new world in which data may be more important than software.-Tim O’Reilly

 

 

I think it’s fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we’ve ever created. They’re tools of communication, they’re tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user.-Bill Gates

 

 

 

In short, software is eating the world.-Marc Andreessen

 

 

 

I am thankful the most important key in history was invented. It’s not the key to your house, your car, your boat, your safety deposit box, your bike lock or your private community. It’s the key to order, sanity, and peace of mind. The key is ‘Delete.’-Elayne Boosler

 

 

 

Treat your password like your toothbrush. Don’t let anybody else use it, and get a new one every six months.-Clifford Stoll

 

 

I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.-Isaac Asimov

 

 

The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers. – Sydney J. Harris

 

 

I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We’ve created life in our own image.-Stephen Hawking

 

 

 

The only legitimate use of a computer is to play games.-Eugene Jarvis

 

 

It’s hardware that makes a machine fast. It’s software that makes a fast machine slow.-Craig Bruce

 

 

People think computers will keep them from making mistakes. They’re wrong. With computers you make mistakes faster.-Adam Osborne

 

 

Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don’t need to be done.-Andy Rooney

 

 

Right now, computers, which are supposed to be our servant, are oppressing us.-Jef Raskin

 

 

 

It’s been my policy to view the Internet not as an ‘information highway’, but as an electronic asylum filled with babbling loonies.-Mike Royko

 

 

Computers are to design as microwaves are to cooking.-Milton Glaser

 

 

The question of whether a computer can think is no more interesting than the question of whether a submarine can swim.-Edsger Dijkstra

 

 

Nanotechnology will let us build computers that are incredibly powerful. We’ll have more power in the volume of a sugar cube than exists in the entire world today.-Ralph Merkle

 

 

Computers are famous for being able to do complicated things starting from simple programs. – Seth Lloyd

 

 

 

Computers themselves, and software yet to be developed, will revolutionize the way we learn.-Steve Jobs

 

 

We can do things that we never could before. Stop-motion lets you build tiny little worlds, and computers make that world even more believable.-Nick Park

 

 

Computers are magnificent tools for the realization of our dreams, but no machine can replace the human spark of spirit, compassion, love, and understanding.-Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.

 

 

There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home.-Ken Olsen

 

 

Yet in this global economy, no jobs are safe. High-speed Internet connections and low-cost, skilled labor overseas are an explosive combination.-Bob Taft

 

 

No one ever said on their deathbed, ‘Gee, I wish I had spent more time alone with my computer’.-Danielle Berry

 

 

Security is, I would say, our top priority because for all the exciting things you will be able to do with computers – organizing your lives, staying in touch with people, being creative – if we don’t solve these security problems, then people will hold back.-Bill Gates

 

 

The Internet: transforming society and shaping the future through chat.-Dave Barry

 

 

Gee, I am a complete Luddite when it comes to computers, I can barely log on!-Jonathan Shapiro

 

 

To err is human – and to blame it on a computer is even more so. – Robert Orben

 

 

 

Personally, I rather look forward to a computer program winning the world chess championship. Humanity needs a lesson in humility.-Richard Dawkins

 

 

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.-Pablo Picasso

 

 

Design is the fundamental soul of a man-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service. The iMac is not just the color or translucence or the shape of the shell. The essence of the iMac is to be the finest possible consumer computer in which each element plays together.-Steve Jobs

 

 

Software comes from heaven when you have good hardware.-Ken Olsen

 

 

Supercomputers will achieve one human brain capacity by 2010, and personal computers will do so by about 2020.-Ray Kurzweil

 

 

Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all.-John F. Kennedy

 

 

The future lies in designing and selling computers that people don’t realize are computers at all.-Adam Osborne

 

 

Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.-Joseph Campbell

 

 

Your computer needn’t be the first thing your see in the morning and the last thing you see at night.-Simon Mainwaring

 

 

Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions, including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog. -Doug Larson

 

 

 

The internet is not for sissies.-Paul Vixie

 

 

The new information technology… Internet and e-mail… have practically eliminated the physical costs of communications.-Peter Drucker

 

 

When people think about computer science, they imagine people with pocket protectors and thick glasses who code all night.-Marissa Mayer

 

 

I am not the only person who uses his computer mainly for the purpose of diddling with his computer.-Dave Barry

 

 

Computers may save time but they sure waste a lot of paper. About 98 percent of everything printed out by a computer is garbage that no one ever reads.-Andy Rooney

 

 

If your computer speaks English, it was probably made in Japan.-Alan Perlis

 

 

A wonderful thing about a book, in contrast to a computer screen, is that you can take it to bed with you.-Daniel J. Boorstin

 

 

Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest.-Isaac Asimov

 

 

In computing, turning the obvious into the useful is a living definition of the word ‘frustration’.-Alan Perlis

 

 

In the practical world of computing, it is rather uncommon that a program, once it performs correctly and satisfactorily, remains unchanged forever. – Niklaus Wirth

 

 

One of the most feared expressions in modern times is ‘The computer is down.’-Norman Ralph Augustine

 

 

Computers in classrooms are the filmstrips of the 1990s.-Clifford Stoll

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