Computer Quotes

A Computer is a state machine. Threads are for people who can't program state machines.

Alan Cox

Without real experience in using the computer to get useful results the computer science major is apt to know all about the marvelous tool except how to use it. Such a person is a mere technician, skilled in manipulating the tool but with little sense of how and when to use it for its basic purposes.

Richard Wesley Hamming

A computer will do what you tell it to do, but that may be much different from what you had in mind

Joseph Weizenbaum

A distributed system is one in which the failure of a computer you didn't even know existed can render your own computer unusable

Leslie Lamport

The computer programmer is a creator of universes for which he alone is responsible. Universes of virtually unlimited complexity can be created in the form of computer programs.

Joseph Weizenbaum

It took us three years to build the NeXT computer. If we'd given customers what they said they wanted, we'd have built a computer they'd have been happy with a year after we spoke to them - not something they'd want now.

Steve Jobs

Man is the best computer we can put aboard a spacecraft... and the only one that can be mass produced with unskilled labor.

Werner von Braun

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

Robert Orben

Human happiness and human satisfaction must ultimately come from within oneself. It is wrong to expect some final satisfaction to come from money or from a computer.

Dalai Lama

This is a very exciting time in the world of information. It's not just that the personal computer has come along as a great tool. The whole pace of business is moving faster. Globalization is forcing companies to do things in new ways.

Bill Gates

(Computer dating) It's terrific if you're a computer.

Rita Mae Brown

Advances in computer technology and the Internet have changed the way America works, learns, and communicates. The Internet has become an integral part of America's economic, political, and social life.

Bill Clinton

Sure, they were simple desk lamps with only a minimal amount of movement, but you could immediately tell that Luxo Jr. was a baby, and that the big one was his mother. In that short little film, computer animation went from a novelty to a serious tool for filmmaking.

John Lasseter

Within the art department of Star Trek I had an illustrator, an animation artist, for computer animation, two graphics artists, two video feed technicians, two set designers, an art director, and a set director and his crew.

Richard D James

Computer modelling for weather forecasting, and indeed for climate forecasting, has reached its limits

Piers Corbyn

There are many methods for predicting the future. For example, you can read horoscopes, tea leaves, tarot cards, or crystal balls. Collectively, these methods are known as "nutty methods." Or you can put well-researched facts into sophisticated computer models, more commonly referred to as "a complete waste of time.

Scott Adams

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

Emo Philips

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

E. W.Dijkstra

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

Software engineering is the part of computer science which is too difficult for the computer scientist.

Friedrich L. Bauer

Buying the right computer and getting it to work properly is no more complicated than building a nuclear reactor from wristwatch parts in a darkened room using only your teeth.

Dave Barry

When it comes to computer games, many academics seem to be one step down from judges in their lack of engagement with the real world.

Richard Allan Bartle

I thank God for not making me a computer scientist.

Daniel J. Bernstein

If we fail in our efforts to achieve harmonisation of patent law relating to computer-implemented inventions in the European Union, we may well be confronted with a renegotiation of the European Patent Convention. The process of renegotiating the European Patent Convention would not require any contribution from this Parliament.

Frits Bolkestein

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