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With bundled machines you can throw away the ...
by Adam Osborne

With bundled machines you can throw away the hardware and keep the software,
and it's still a good buy.
- Adam Osborne

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

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

I liken myself to Henry Ford and the auto industry,
I give you 90 percent of what most people need.
- Adam Osborne

 

There'll be a special place in hell for the tape back-up people.
- Adam Osborne

Money coming in says I've made the right marketing decisions.
- Adam Osborne

Adequacy is sufficient.
- Adam Osborne

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We can learn from IBM's successful history that you
don't have to have the best product to become number one.
You don't even have to have a good product.
- Adam Osborne

The small businessman is smart; he realizes there's no free lunch.
On the other hand, he knows where to go to get a good inexpensive sandwich.
- Adam Osborne

The guy who knows about computers is the last person
you want to have creating documentation for people
who don't understand computers.
- Adam Osborne

The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake -
you can't learn anything from being perfect.
- Adam Osborne

This is the ultimate con game - I'm having fun and people pay me to do it.
- Adam Osborne

Venture capitalists are like lemmings jumping on the software bandwagon.
- Adam Osborne

I take what I see work.
I'm a strict believer in the scientific principle of believing nothing,
only taking the best evidence available at the present time,
interpreting it as best you can, and leaving your mind
open to the fact that new evidence will appear tomorrow.
- Adam Osborne

It is only when they go wrong that machines remind
you how powerful they are.
- Clive James

The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.
- B. F. Skinner

We often attribute 'understanding' and other cognitive
predicates by metaphor and analogy to cars,
adding machines, and other artifacts,
but nothing is proved by such attributions.
- John Searle

We have to make machines understand what they're doing,
or they won't be able to come back and say,
'Why did you do that?'
- Nicholas Negroponte

Become an internationalist and learn to respect all life.
Make war on machines.
And in particular the sterile machines of corporate
death and the robots that guard them.
- Abbie Hoffman

The thing that we possess, that machines don't,
is the ability to exhibit wisdom.
- Herbie Hancock

You see, we are not machines and we do not have lots of ideas in a drawer.
- Christo

If the machines can take the drudgery out of it and
just leave us with the joy of drawing,
then that's the best of both worlds -
and I'll use those computers!
- Don Bluth

I still find it hard to understand that anyone could
argue that you can't have machines that exhibit consciousness.
- Iain Banks

Women are nothing but machines for producing children.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Let the machine take care of the machines,
and I'll go spend more time with my family,
or golf.
- Mark Goddard

Man has made many machines, complex and cunning,
but which of them indeed rivals the workings of his heart?
- Pablo Casals

One has to look out for engineers - they begin with
sewing machines and end up with the atomic bomb.
- Marcel Pagnol

We all have our time machines.
Some take us back, they're called memories.
Some take us forward, they're called dreams.
- Jeremy Irons

Machines were, it may be said, the weapon employed
by the capitalists to quell the revolt of specialized labor.
- Karl Marx

The greatest task before civilization at present is
to make machines what they ought to be,
the slaves, instead of the masters of men.
- Henry Ellis

When we recorded our first album sixteen track machines were the thing.
- John Deacon

But I was very, very lucky, and it was a wake up call
as far as motorbikes are concerned.
I never flirted with death on the bike,
but now I'm totally convinced they're death machines.
- Liam Neeson

When I was young, I had one of those Yamaha drum machines,
and I used to practice to that quite a bit,
just to practice soloing and being in time and completing all my phrases.
- John Otto

I think IT projects are about supporting social systems-about
communications between people and machines.
They tend to fail due to cultural issues.
- Tim Berners-Lee

Soon silence will have passed into legend.
Man has turned his back on silence.
Day after day he invents machines and devices that
increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life,
contemplation, meditation.
- Jean Arp

People ask me to record their answering machines all the time.
I love it.
It's a miracle to me that people want to hear back those characters.
- Mike Myers

I visualize a time when we will be to robots what dogs are to humans,
and I'm rooting for the machines.
- Claude Shannon

The fact that the great scientist believed in flying
machines was the one thing that encouraged us to begin our studies.
- Wilbur Wright

Before machines the only form of entertainment people
really had was relationships.
- Doug Coupland

The chips are in production, the machines aren't.
So we've got a little bit of work left to do.
- J Allard

In turning from the smaller instruments in frequent
use to the larger and more important machines,
the economy arising from the increase of velocity becomes more striking.
- Charles Babbage

Our bodies are machines and have to be functional,
and to do that they have to be fed properly.
- Sarah Michelle Gellar

Shoes are the first adult machines we are given to master.
- Nicholson Baker

I've always worked on the machines, especially the
125 and 250 which are really difficult to set up.
- Joey Dunlop

You see, antiquated ideas of kindness and generosity
are simply bugs that must be programmed out of our world.
And these cold, unfeeling machines will show us the way.
- Bill Gates

In many biological structures proteins are simply components
of larger molecular machines.
- Michael Behe

Gliders, sail planes, they're wonderful flying machines.
It's the closest you can come to being a bird.
- Neil Armstrong

Machines are worshipped because they are beautiful
and valued because they confer power;
they are hated because they are hideous and loathed
because they impose slavery.
- Bertrand Russell

I think there's a tendency for modern man to become
dominated by gadgets and machines,
taking us further and further away from the things I've been talking about.
- Robin Day

Some records with drum machines on them sound phony and plastic.
It all depends on how you use the tools.
- Don Henley

Materialist philosophies that treat human beings as
machines or animals possess the high ground in our culture -
academia,
the most powerful media and many of our courts.
- Marvin Olasky

We too could wrest iron from the bowels of the earth
and fashion it into ships and machines.
- Jose C. Orozco

What kind of world is this that can send machines to
Mars and does nothing to stop the killing of a human being?
- Jose Saramago

Increasingly, the central question is becoming who
will have access to the information these machines
must have in storage to guarantee that the right decisions are made.
- Jean-Francois Lyotard

The more we reduce ourselves to machines in the lower things,
the more force we shall set free to use in the higher.
- Anna C. Brackett

Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible.
- Lord Kelvin

We also had to bring with us some desired scientific
equipment over to the station as well as assemble new machines.
For that, I had to conduct two space walks.
- Philippe Perrin

As machines become more and more efficient and perfect,
so it will become clear that imperfection is the greatness of man.
- Ernst Fischer

We believe that if men have the talent
to invent new machines that put men out of work,
they have the talent to put those men back to work.
- John F. Kennedy

It was one of those great miracles of history that
they managed to smuggle an Enigma machines out to Britain
just before they were invaded by the Nazis.
- Michael Apted

Italy in the first years got food, for the first year
or the first periods got food.
Then we got raw materials and then we got tool machines,
let's say, instruments for working.
- Gianni Agnelli

No more than these machines need the mathematician know what he does.
- Henri Poincare

Machines aren't replacing proofreaders at all.
Copy editors, who proofread and much,
much more, use spellcheck as a tool but read every
word that appears in the paper.
- Bill Walsh

I'm very good with technology, I always have been,
and with machines in general.
They seem not threatening like other people find them,
but a source of fun and amusement.
- Brian Eno

Machines take me by surprise with great frequency.
- Alan Turing

Fondue sets, martini shakers and juicing machines:
three things the world could live completely without.
- Doug Coupland

Telegraphs are machines for conveying information over
extensive lines with great rapidity.
- Charles Babbage

The Apple has the fewest bells and whistles.
It has simple sound and few graphics special effects.
In a way, that is a weakness because markets for the
other machines are getting bigger.
- Bill Budge

Animals often strike us as passionate machines.
- Eric Hoffer

The machine has had a pernicious effect upon virtue,
pity, and love, and young men used to machines which induce inertia,
and fear, are near impotent.
- Edward Dahlberg

The days when you needed amazing Silicon Graphics machines
to run animation software are gone now.
- Dave Rowntree


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