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.
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.
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.
Unless mankind redesigns itself by changing our DNA through altering our genetic makeup, computer-generated robots will take over our world.
Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all.
A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.
The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers.
Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.
User, n. The word computer professionals use when they mean "idiot."
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
Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest.
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.
Computers are magnificent tools for the realization of our dreams, but no machine can replace the human spark of spirit, compassion, love, and understanding.
Errors using inadequate data are much less than those using no data at all.
Computers will never take the place of books. You can't stand on a floppy disk to reach a high shelf.
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.
Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don’t need to be done.
The question of whether computers can think is just like the question of whether submarines can swim.
Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.
To err is human--and to blame it on a computer is even more so.
Man is the best computer we can put aboard a spacecraft... and the only one that can be mass produced with unskilled labor.
After growing wildly for years, the field of computing appears to be reaching its infancy.
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.
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