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David Ferrier Quotes and Sayings

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Computer: a million morons working at the speed of light.
- David Ferrier

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The computer is a moron.
- Peter Drucker

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

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

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

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

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

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

After all, just one virus on a computer is one too many.
- Glenn Turner

Family life is not a computer program that runs on its own;
it needs continual input from everyone.
- Neil Kurshan

On the molecular scale, you find it's reasonable to
have a machine that does a million steps per second,
a mechanical system that works at computer speeds.
- K. Eric Drexler

If more women want to be a part of the computer industry today,
they have to do more to put themselves there.
Nobody is keeping them out.
- Roberta Williams

In my second year in graduate school,
I took a computer course and that was like lightening striking.
- Ted Nelson

Unauthorized access to computer systems is already
a serious crime in a few states and is currently being
addressed in many more state legislatures as well as Congress.
- Ken Thompson

The ARPAnet was the first transcontinental,
high-speed computer network.
- Eric S. Raymond

It would be nice to design a real briefcase -
you open it up and it's your computer but it also stores your books.
- Steve Wozniak

One of the best things to come out of the home computer
revolution could be the general and widespread understanding
of how severely limited logic really is.
- Frank Herbert

I am severely distracted these days.
It's hard to sit in front of the computer,
uploading bad music for hours, when you have a wonderful
boyfriend who treats you like a Goddess.
- April Winchell

I actually built a tiny computer as a junior high school project.
- Mitch Kapor

There is no significant man-made Global Warming underway
and the science on which the computer projections of
weather chaos are based is badly flawed.
- John Coleman

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

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

You know, IBM was almost knocked out of the box by
other types of computer software and manufacturing.
- Roy Romer

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

While many hackers have the knowledge,
skills, and tools to attack computer systems,
they generally lack the motivation to cause violence
or severe economic or social harm.
- Dorothy Denning

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

During that first year, I felt guilty that my wife
was out working bringing in all our income,
while I was at home playing on the computer,
so I made myself treat writing like a job.
- George Stephen

People don't want to talk about death,
just like they don't want to talk about computer security.
Maybe I should have named my workstation Fear.
People are so motivated by fear.
- Dan Farmer

The guitar is a much more efficient machine than a computer.
More responsive.
- Colin Greenwood

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

In a chemistry class there was a guy sitting in front
of me doing what looked like a jigsaw puzzle or some
really weird kind of thing.
He told me he was writing a computer program.
- Jon Postel

In fact what I would like to see is thousands of computer
scientists let loose to do whatever they want.
That's what really advances the field.
- Donald Knuth

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

Why is it drug addicts and computer afficionados are both called users?
- Clifford Stoll

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

A computer does not substitute for judgment any more
than a pencil substitutes for literacy.
But writing without a pencil is no particular advantage.
- Robert McNamara

The computer would do anything you programmed it to do.
- Vinton Cerf

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

I think games are starting to branch out.
It's not just guys sitting at their computer stations.
Games are so fun, that everybody gets into them a little bit.
- Christian Slater

We don't want to turn the TV into a computer.
- Steve Case


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