Computers Quotes

Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.

Rick Cook

Theyre trying to get everyone to use iPads and when people use iPads they end up just using technology to consume things instead of making things.

Russell A. Kirsch

I guess, Ive always believed that nothing is withheld from us what we have conceived to do. Most people think the opposite that all things are withheld from them which they have conceived to do and they end up doing nothing.

Russell A. Kirsch

Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.

Joseph Campbell

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

Stephen Hawking

Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all.

John F. Kennedy

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

Mitch Ratcliffe

The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers.

Sydney Harris

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

Edsger W. Dijkstra

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

Dave Barry

If automobiles had followed the same development cycle as the computer, a Rolls-Royce would today cost $100, get a million miles per gallon, and explode once a year, killing everyone inside

Robert Cringely

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

Isaac Asimov

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

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

Errors using inadequate data are much less than those using no data at all.

Charles Babbage

There will always be plenty of things to compute in the detailed affairs of millions of people doing complicated things.

Vannevar Bush

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

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

Joseph Weizenbaum

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

On two occasions I have been asked,\\\"Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?\\\" In one case a member of the Upper, and in the other a member of the Lower, House put this question. I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question.

Charles Babbage

Story in a game is like a story in a porn movie. It's expected to be there, but it's not that important.

John D. Carmack II

Steve Jencks: The computer doesn't have any ideas. It only evaluates mine...

John Michael Crichton

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

Alan Cox

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