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A computer would deserve to be called intelligent if
by Alan Turing

A computer would deserve to be called intelligent if
it could deceive a human into believing that it was human.
- Alan Turing

No, I'm not interested in developing a powerful brain.
All I'm after is just a mediocre brain,
something like the President of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company.
- Alan Turing

Mathematical reasoning may be regarded rather schematically
as the exercise of a combination of two facilities,
which we may call intuition and ingenuity.
- Alan Turing

Science is a differential equation.
Religion is a boundary condition.
- Alan Turing

 

We are not interested in the fact that the brain has
the consistency of cold porridge.
- Alan Turing

We can only see a short distance ahead,
but we can see plenty there that needs to be done.
- Alan Turing

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

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I believe that at the end of the century the use of
words and general educated opinion will have altered
so much that one will be able to speak of machines
thinking without expecting to be contradicted.
- Alan Turing

The power of the computer is starting to spread.
- Bill Budge

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

You couldn't have fed the '50s into a computer and come out with the '60s.
- Paul Kantner

The computer is a moron.
- Peter Drucker

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

I'm a '70s mom, and my daughter is a '90s mom.
I know a lot of women my age who are real computer freaks.
- Florence Henderson

Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things
no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving
America a new sense of purpose.
- Andy Rooney

I should prefer to have a politician who regularly
went to a massage parlour than one who promised a laptop
computer for every teacher.
- A. N. Wilson

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

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

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

I started on an Apple II, which I had bought at the
very end of 1978 for half of my annual income.
I made $4,500 a year, and I spent half of it on the computer.
- Bill Budge

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

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

I wouldn't know how to find eBay on the computer if my life depended on it.
- Marc Jacobs

My computer beat me at checkers, but I sure beat it at kickboxing.
- Emo Philips

There's a lot of music that sounds like it's literally computer-generated,
totally divorced from a guy sitting down at an instrument.
- Aimee Mann

The basis of computer work is predicated on the idea
that only the brain makes decisions and only the index finger does the work.
- Brian Eno

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

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

It was a black and white only computer at the time,
but it kept me fascinated.
- Buffy Sainte-Marie

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

Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer
knows the propensity to dream,
the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch.
- Tim Berners-Lee

To err is human but to really foul up requires a computer.
- Dan Rather

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

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

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

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

All sorts of computer errors are now turning up.
You'd be surprised to know the number of doctors who
claim they are treating pregnant men.
- Isaac Asimov

Getting out of the hospital is a lot like resigning from a book club.
You're not out of it until the computer says you're out of it.
- Erma Bombeck

I'm too old-fashioned to use a computer.
I'm too old-fashioned to use a quill.
- Christopher Plummer

The protean nature of the computer is such that it
can act like a machine or like a language to be shaped and exploited.
- Alan Kay

If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has,
we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1000 MPG.
- Bill Gates

I got up with my wife, I sat down at the computer when she went to work,
and I didn't stop until she got home.
- George Stephen

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

Reading computer manuals without the hardware is as
frustrating as reading manuals without the software.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Bill Gates is the pope of the personal computer industry.
He decides who's going to build.
- Larry Ellison

A computer shall not waste your time or require you
to do more work than is strictly necessary.
- Jef Raskin

It is nice to know that the computer understands the problem.
But I would like to understand it too.
- Eugene Wigner

Technological man can't believe in anything that can't be measured,
taped, or put into a computer.
- Clare Boothe Luce

The rise of computer crime and armed robbery has not
eliminated the lure of caged cash.
- James Chiles

In OK Computer, the guitar was already moving towards
a tone generator as well as a riff generator.
- Colin Greenwood

In 1975 I met Alison Brown and in 1982 we were married.
She works for Cornell Computer Services.
- Kenneth G. Wilson

CGI is done after the film is done.
It's through the computer.
Most of the film is not computer-generated special effects.
Most of it is that creature that is in the room with you.
- Sanaa Lathan

In the end, I hope there's a little note somewhere
that says I designed a good computer.
- Steve Wozniak

If you're working on a computer and you're editing bass,
it looks like a warm curvy, sort of feminine object.
- Colin Greenwood

I've never really been anywhere, and now I get to go everywhere.
I just have to make sure there's enough memory on my
computer to hold all my pictures.
- Carrie Underwood

Computer photography won't be photography as we know it.
I think photography will always be chemical.
- Annie Leibovitz

The computer can't tell you the emotional story.
It can give you the exact mathematical design,
but what's missing is the eyebrows.
- Frank Zappa

Never ask what sort of computer a guy drives.
If he's a Mac user, he'll tell you.
If not, why embarrass him?
- Tom Clancy

The labs were happy that I was brave enough to attempt
to program it and the $5 million computer was left entirely to my use.
I was their human guinea pig.
- Philip Emeagwali

What I was proud of was that I used very few parts
to build a computer that could actually speak words
on a screen and type words on a keyboard and run a
programming language that could play games.
And I did all this myself.
- Steve Wozniak

I've got a computer, but I won't go near it.
- Jo Stafford

Thinking of the universe as a computer is controversial.
- Seth Lloyd

The number of elements that have to go into a hit would break a computer down.
the right season for that play, the right historical moment,
the right tonality.
- Arthur Miller

I work full-time in a used bookstore.
I get up.
I drink a cup of coffee.
I think, The last thing I want to do is write.
Then I go to the computer and write.
- Kate DiCamillo

I spend my life essentially alone at a computer.
That doesn't change.
I have the same challenges every day.
- Dan Brown

I deleted all the games from my computer.
I spent days trawling the Internet.
I started slowly.
- Mary Garden

I'm the computer operator for Operation Rescue National.
- Norma McCorvey

IBM was the original contractor for much of the computer
interface design on the film.
- Douglas Trumbull

We are beginning to see intimations of this in the
implantation of computer devices into the human body.
- Ray Kurzweil

I am the farthest thing from a computer genius.
- Jonathan Brandis


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