Computers Quotes

Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.- Popular Mechanics

 

I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.- Thomas Watson

 

I have travelled the length and breadth of this country and talked with the best people, and I can assure you that data processings is a fad that won't last out the year.- Unknown

 

There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.- Ken Olson

 

Hey, I know this! This is Unix!- Jurassic Park

 

Indeed, it would not be an exaggeration to describe the history of the computer industry for the past decade as a massive effort to keep up with Apple.- Byte

 

So we went to Atari and said, 'Hey, we've got this amazing thing, even built with some of your parts, and what do you think about funding us? Or we'll give it to you. We just want to do it. Pay our salary, we'll come work for you.' And they said, 'No.' So then we went to Hewlett-Packard, and they said, 'Hey, we don't need you. You haven't got through college yet.'- Steve Jobs

 

I'm not dumb. I just have a command of throughly useless information.- Calvin, of Calvin and Hobbes

 

From space, I saw the fragile blue earth without borders.- Onizuka

 

If I had to sum up in a word what makes a good manager, I'd say decisiveness. You can use the fanciest computers to gather the numbers, but in the end you have to set a timetable and act. - Lido Anthony 'Lee' Iacocca

 

There are two distinctive classes of people today; those who have personal computers, and those who have several thousand extra dollars apiece. - Dave Barry

 

To me, there is something superbly symbolic in the fact that an astronaut, sent up as assistant to a series of computers, found that he worked more accurately and more intelligently than they. Inside the capsule, man is still in charge. - Adlai Ewing Stevenson

 

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. - Jeff Raskin

 

I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them. - Isaac Asimov

 

Think? Why think! We have computers to do that for us. - Jean Rostand

 

I think there is a world market for maybe five computers. - Thomas J. Watson

 

The next major explosion is going to be when genetics and computers come together. I'm talking about an organic computer, about biological substances that can function like a semiconductor. - Alvin Toffler

 

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

 

They went back there, looked at all the computers, asked me to come in and tell them what all the computers were for specifically so they knew how to dismantle the network I had been running.-Sherman Austin

 

They were saying computers deal with numbers. This was absolutely nonsense. Computers deal with arbitrary information of any kind.-Ted Nelson

 

Think? Why think! We have computers to do that for us.-Jean Rostand

 

To me, there is something superbly symbolic in the fact that an astronaut, sent up as assistant to a series of computers, found that he worked more accurately and more intelligently than they. Inside the capsule, man is still in charge.-Adlai Stevenson

 

We can do things that we never could before. Stop-motion lets you build tiny little worlds, and computers make that world even more believable.-Nick Park

 

We can just assume they have much more and powerful, more advanced technology, all the new computers, everything could be much more easier and help them to build much more and many more nuclear weapons.-Mordechai Vanunu

 

We could say we want the Web to reflect a vision of the world where everything is done democratically. To do that, we get computers to talk with each other in such a way as to promote that ideal.-Tim Berners-Lee

 

We demand privacy, yet we glorify those that break into computers.-Bill McCollum

 

We have an epidemic of sexual predators following our children, whether it be on the computers, whether it be in our public parks, whether it be in the workplace, or even our schools.-Jon Porter

 

We're getting so pulled in by computers and technology, and our kids have their face in the computers all day. The human relationship is being diminished by this.- Lenny Kravitz

 

We're just into toys, whether it's motorcycles or race cars or computers. I've got the Palm Pilot right here with me, I've got the world's smallest phone. Maybe it's just because I'm still a big little kid and I just love toys, you know?-Catherine Bell

 

Well, I had a lot of help from my father with the soldering and so on, and he was very good at math and was fascinated with computers, and so I was fortunate enough to have a bunch of exposure going all the way back to high school - this was in the 1960s.-Mitch Kapor

 

Well, my wife always says to me, and I think it's true, it's very difficult for us to understand the Elizabethan understanding and enjoyment and perception of form as it is to say... it would be for them to understand computers or going to the moon or something.-Mark Rylance

 

Well, the big products in electronics in the '50s were radio and television. The first big computers were just beginning to come in and represented the most logical market for us to work in.-Jack Kilby

 

Well, we didn't have our original drummer on our last record. And most of that album was not played as a band in the studio. It was mostly the world of computers and overdubs. There was very few things played live or worked out as a band.-James Iha

 

What do we want our kids to do? Sweep up around Japanese computers?-Walter F. Mondale

 

What I try to do is factor in how people use computers, what people's problems are, and how these technologies can get applied to those problems. Then I try to direct the various product groups to act on this information.-John Warnock

 

What's happened with society is that we have created these devices, computers, which already can register and process huge amounts of information, which is a significant fraction of the amount of information that human beings themselves, as a species, can process.-Seth Lloyd

 

When I'm not writing or tweaking my computer, I do embroidery. When I'm not plunging into the past, tweaking, or embroidering, I'm reading books about history, computers, or embroidery.-Lynn Abbey

 

When the first computers started to come in, we tried to digitalize the seismological equipment.-Frank Press

 

It's interesting to see what people are saying about me. I like keep up with the latest rumors! A while back there was a rumor that I was going to do a film with Demi Moore about the takeover of Commodore computers!-Warwick Davis

 

Kids are finding out about the potential for discovery online from other sources; many of them have computers at home, for instance, or their friends have them.-Daniel Greenberg

 

Learning can take place in the backyard if there is a human being there who cares about the child. Before learning computers, children should learn to read first. They should sit around the dinner table and hear what their parents have to say and think.-Dixie Carter

 

Lighter computers and lighter sensors would let you have more function in a given weight, which is very important if you are launching things into space, and you have to pay by the pound to put things there.-Ralph Merkle

 

Man, I don't want to have nothing to do with computers. I don't want the government in my business.-Erykah Badu

 

Many of our own people here in this country do not ask about computers, telephones and television sets. They ask - when will we get a road to our village.-Thabo Mbeki

 

Modern people are only willing to believe in their computers, while I believe in myself.-Alain Robert

 

My goal wasn't to make a ton of money. It was to build good computers.-Steve Wozniak

 

My whole life had been designing computers I could never build.-Steve Wozniak

 

Nanotechnology will let us build computers that are incredibly powerful. We'll have more power in the volume of a sugar cube than exists in the entire world today.-Ralph Merkle

 

Obviously, our children, who have been playing with their computers since the age of five or six, don't have quite the same brain as those who were brought up on wooden or metal toys, whose brains are certainly atrophied by comparison.-Claude Vorilhon

 

One of the biggest challenges we had in the first decade was not that many people had personal computers. There weren't that many people to sell to, and it was hard to identify them.-Steve Case

 

One of the problems with computers, particularly for the older people, is they were befuddled by them, and the computers have gotten better. They have gotten easier to use. They have gotten less expensive. The software interfaces have made things a lot more accessible.-Steve Case

 

One of the things that is not so good is that a decision was made long ago about the size of an IP address - 32 bits. At the time it was a number much larger than anyone could imagine ever having that many computers but it turned out to be to small.-Jon Postel

 

Our lives sometimes depend on computers performing as predicted.-Philip Emeagwali

 

Over and over again, financial experts and wonkish talking heads endeavor to explain these mysterious, 'toxic' financial instruments to us lay folk. Over and over, they ignobly fail, because we all know that no one understands credit default obligations and derivatives, except perhaps Mr. Buffett and the computers who created them.-Richard Dooling

 

People don't understand computers. Computers are magical boxes that do things. People believe what computers tell them.-Bruce Scheneier

 

People think computers will keep them from making mistakes. They're wrong. With computers you make mistakes faster.-Adam Osborne

 

Right now, computers, which are supposed to be our servant, are oppressing us.-Jef Raskin

 

Sci-fi films are the epic films of the day because we can no longer put 10,000 extras in the scene - but we can draw thousands of aliens with computers.-William Shatner

 
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