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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

Related topics: Computers

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The computer is a moron.
- Peter Drucker

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 have not proved that the universe is,
in fact, a digital computer and that it's capable of
performing universal computation,
but it's plausible that it is.
- Seth Lloyd

While at Cal Tech I talked a lot with Jon Mathews,
then a junior faculty member; he taught me how to use
the Institute's computer;
we also went on hikes together.
- Kenneth G. Wilson

There were IBM logos designed for the film,
and there were IBM design consultants working with
Kubrick on the layout of the controls and computer screens.
- Douglas Trumbull

We're having the first computer-generated comic strip in the United States.
- Majel Barrett

In 1966 I became president of the British Computer Society.
- Lord Mountbatten

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

If you think about computer programming,
it's as antisocial as it gets.
- Shawn Fanning

The word user is the word used by the computer professional when they mean idiot.
- Dave Barry

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

On almost anything someone does in the computer business,
you can go back in the literature and prove someone had done it earlier.
- Ken Olsen

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

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

The European model is, first, a social and economic
system founded on the role of the market,
for no computer in the world can process information better than the market.
- Jacques Delors

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

The only thing God didn't do to Job was give him a computer.
- I. F. Stone

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

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

Science is what we understand well enough to explain to a computer.
Art is everything else we do.
- Donald Knuth

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

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

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 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

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

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

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 just want to keep creating stuff, work regularly
and learn how to use a computer properly.
- Paul Putner

I'm thinking of going to programming school.
Learn how to sit down at any computer and learn to do anything on it.
That's all I have left and have interest in.
- Marc Wallice

All we can do when we think of kids today is think of more hours of school,
earlier age at the computer, and curfews.
Who would want to grow up in that world?
- James Hillman

Computers have become more friendly,
understandable,
and lots of years and thought have been put into developing
software to convince people that they want and need a computer.
- Roberta Williams

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

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

If we suppose that many natural phenomena are in effect computations,
the study of computer science can tell us about the
kinds of natural phenomena that can occur.
- Rudy Rucker

The value of having a computer, to me,
is that it'll remember everything you do.
It's a databank.
- John Cale


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