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Louis Gerstner Quotes and Sayings

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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 Gerstner

Related topics: Computers

The next thing is: we can make IBM even better.
We brought IBM back but we're gunning for leadership.
- Louis Gerstner

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

Even in the developing parts of the world,
kids take to computers like fish to water.
- Nicholas Negroponte

 

I do two things.
I design mobile computers and I study brains.
- Jeff Hawkins

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

Many of our own people here in this country do not ask about computers,
telephones and television sets.
They ask - when will we get a road to our village.
- Thabo Mbeki

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

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

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

We demand privacy, yet we glorify those that break into computers.
- Bill McCollum

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

Man, I don't want to have nothing to do with computers.
I don't want the government in my business.
- Erykah Badu

I happen to think that computers are the most important
thing to happen to musicians since the invention of
cat-gut which was a long time ago.
- Robert Moog

Computers have virtually replaced tape recorders.
- Tony Visconti

I got interested in computers and how they could be
enslaved to the megalomaniac impulses of a teenager.
- Eugene Jarvis

If you could utilize the resources of the end users' computers,
you could do things much more efficiently.
- Niklas Zennstrom

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

Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way.
This happens to us all the time with computers,
and nobody thinks of complaining.
- Jef Raskin

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

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

What do we want our kids to do? Sweep up around Japanese computers?
- Walter F. Mondale

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

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

Even when I work with computers, with high technology,
I always try to put in the touch of the hand.
- Issey Miyake

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

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

Because I believe that humans are computers,
I conjectured that computers, like people,
can have left- and right-handed versions.
- Philip Emeagwali

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

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

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

Think? Why think!
We have computers to do that for us.
- Jean Rostand

Modern people are only willing to believe in their computers,
while I believe in myself.
- Alain Robert

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

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

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

As a rule, software systems do not work well until they have been used,
and have failed repeatedly, in real applications.
- Dave Parnas

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

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

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

What we did not imagine was a Web of people,
but a Web of documents.
- Dale Dougherty

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

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

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

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

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

When I write software, I know that it will fail,
either due to my own mistake, or due to some other cause.
- Wietse Venema

The internet is not for sissies.
- Paul Vixie

Shareware tends to combine the worst of commercial
software with the worst of free software.
- Linus Torvalds

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

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 Internet is not just one thing, it's a collection of things -
of numerous communications networks that all speak
the same digital language.
- Jim Clark

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

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

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

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

If net neutrality goes away, it will fundamentally
change everything about the Internet.
- James Hilton

I was afraid of the internet...
because I couldn't type.
- Jack Welch

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

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

What I try to do is factor in how people use computers,
what people's problems are, and how these technologies
can get applied to those problems.
Then I try to direct the various product groups to act on this information.
- John Warnock

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

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

Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Inc,
which set the computing world on its ear with the Macintosh in 1984.
- Kevin Mitnick

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

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

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

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

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

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


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