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Computing Quotes

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In computing, turning the obvious into the useful is
a living definition of the word "frustration".
- Alan Perlis

Related topics: Computers

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

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

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

 

The computing field is always in need of new cliches.
- Alan Perlis

I have discovered that there are two types of command
interfaces in the world of computing:
good interfaces and user interfaces.
- Daniel J. Bernstein

I think computing power is ready to do 3D justice.
It was great for shooters and racing games in the past,
but I didn't think it was right for strategy games.
- Sid Meier

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While I admire the insights of many of the people in the world of computing,
I get this cold feeling that I speak a different language.
- Clifford Stoll

In 20 or 30 years, you'll be able to hold in your hand
as much computing knowledge as exists now in the whole city,
or even the whole world.
- Douglas Engelbart

Back in 1995, Bill Gates himself didn't understand
that the internet was the direction computing was going.
- John Podhoretz

There are no projects per se in the Computing Sciences Research Center.
- Ken Thompson

The utility model of computing - computing resources
delivered over the network in much the same way that
electricity or telephone service reaches our homes and offices today -
makes more sense than ever.
- Scott McNealy

The great advance of personal computers was not the
computing power per se but the fact that it brought it right to your face,
that you had control over it, that were confronted
with it and could steer it.
- Kevin Kelly

In order to figure out how to make atoms compute,
you have to learn how to speak their language and to
understand how they process information under normal circumstances.
- Seth Lloyd

Do not compute the totality of your poultry population
until all the manifestations of incubation have been entirely completed.
- William Jennings Bryan

It becomes a giant's task to compute the result when
the effect of cross seas,
wind at all angles and ever varying force,
arched surfaces, head resistance, ratio of weight to area,
and the intelligence of the guiding power crop up.
- Lawrence Hargrave

Things slow down, the ball seems a lot bigger and you
feel like you have more time.
Everything computes - you have options,
but you always take the right one.
- John McEnroe

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

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

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 computer is a moron.
- Peter Drucker

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 power of the computer is starting to spread.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Guess what - I am one of the ONLY senators in the whole
United States Senate that is computer literate!
- Patty Murray

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

No computer has ever been designed that is ever aware of what it's doing;
but most of the time,
we aren't either.
- Marvin Minsky

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

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

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

It was very difficult to startle or surprise someone
with a particular sound during the family computer era.
- Nobuo Uematsu

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

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

At the end of OK Computer we were playing big,
big arenas and it wasn't right.
You can do those things occasionally but at the time it didn't feel right.
- Ed O'Brien

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 believe that within five years, 96 percent of British
consumers will have access to the Internet,
whether it be through a personal computer,
a set-top box or a mobile phone.
- Richard Branson

I think computer science, by and large,
is still stuck in the Modern age.
- Larry Wall

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

Certainly, because the computer and computer language
was still not as common as it is today.
That's one of the reasons I believe Tron wasn't as
popular back then as it is today.
- Bruce Boxleitner

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


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