Computer Quotes

User, n. The word computer professionals use when they mean "idiot."

Dave Barry

Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.

Edsger W. Dijkstra

A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.

Mitch Ratcliffe

Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all.

John F. Kennedy

Unless mankind redesigns itself by changing our DNA through altering our genetic makeup, computer-generated robots will take over our world.

Stephen Hawking

On every full moon, rituals ... take place on hilltops, beaches, in open fields and in ordinary houses. Writers, teachers, nurses, computer programmers, artists,lawyers, poets, plumbers, and auto mechanics -- women and men from many backgrounds come together to celebrate the mysteries of the Triple Goddess of the Dance of Life. The religion they practise is called Witchcraft.


If moral behavior were simply following rules, we could program a computer to be moral.

Samuel P. Ginder

In the animation world, people who understand pencils and paper usually arent computer people, and the computer people usually arent the artistic people, so they always stand on opposite sides of the line.

Don Bluth

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

Dave Barry

Why is it drug addicts and computer aficionados are both called users?

Clifford Stoll

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

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