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computers quotes (95)

I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.
Isaac Asimov   Category: Computers

Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest.
Isaac Asimov   Category: Computers

One of the most feared expressions in modern times is 'The computer is down.'
Norman Ralph Augustine   Category: Computers

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

I am not the only person who uses his computer mainly for the purpose of diddling with his computer.
Dave Barry   Category: Computers

The Internet: transforming society and shaping the future through chat.
Dave Barry   Category: Computers

No one ever said on their deathbed, 'Gee, I wish I had spent more time alone with my computer'.
Danielle Berry   Category: Computers

A wonderful thing about a book, in contrast to a computer screen, is that you can take it to bed with you.
Daniel J. Boorstin   Category: Computers

I've tried word processors, but I think I'm too old a dog to use one.
Dee Brown   Category: Computers

It's hardware that makes a machine fast. It's software that makes a fast machine slow.
Craig Bruce   Category: Computers

I started on an Apple II, which I had bought at the very end of 1978 for half of my annual income. I made $4,500 a year, and I spent half of it on the computer.
Bill Budge   Category: Computers

The power of the computer is starting to spread.
Bill Budge   Category: Computers

Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.
Joseph Campbell   Category: Computers

The Internet is not just one thing, it's a collection of things - of numerous communications networks that all speak the same digital language.
Jim Clark   Category: Computers

Reading computer manuals without the hardware is as frustrating as reading manuals without the software.
Arthur C. Clarke   Category: Computers

Access to computers and the Internet has become a basic need for education in our society.
Kent Conrad   Category: Computers

Personally, I rather look forward to a computer program winning the world chess championship. Humanity needs a lesson in humility.
Richard Dawkins   Category: Computers

Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.
Edsger Dijkstra   Category: Computers

The question of whether a computer can think is no more interesting than the question of whether a submarine can swim.
Edsger Dijkstra   Category: Computers

What we did not imagine was a Web of people, but a Web of documents.
Dale Dougherty   Category: Computers

The computer is a moron.
Peter Drucker   Category: Computers

The new information technology... Internet and e-mail... have practically eliminated the physical costs of communications.
Peter Drucker   Category: Computers

To err is human, but to really foul things up you need a computer.
Paul R. Ehrlich   Category: Computers

Bill Gates is the pope of the personal computer industry. He decides who's going to build.
Larry Ellison   Category: Computers

Because I believe that humans are computers, I conjectured that computers, like people, can have left- and right-handed versions.
Philip Emeagwali   Category: Computers

The digital revolution is far more significant than the invention of writing or even of printing.
Douglas Engelbart   Category: Computers

The basis of computer work is predicated on the idea that only the brain makes decisions and only the index finger does the work.
Brian Eno   Category: Computers

I think it's fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we've ever created. They're tools of communication, they're tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user.
Bill Gates   Category: Computers

Security is, I would say, our top priority because for all the exciting things you will be able to do with computers - organizing your lives, staying in touch with people, being creative - if we don't solve these security problems, then people will hold back.
Bill Gates   Category: Computers

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   Category: Computers

I just became one with my browser software.
Bill Griffith   Category: Computers

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   Category: Computers

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   Category: Computers

I do two things. I design mobile computers and I study brains.
Jeff Hawkins   Category: Computers

I'm a '70s mom, and my daughter is a '90s mom. I know a lot of women my age who are real computer freaks.
Florence Henderson   Category: Computers

If net neutrality goes away, it will fundamentally change everything about the Internet.
James Hilton   Category: Computers

Every piece of software written today is likely going to infringe on someone else's patent.
Miguel de Icaza   Category: Computers

I wouldn't know how to find eBay on the computer if my life depended on it.
Marc Jacobs   Category: Computers

I got interested in computers and how they could be enslaved to the megalomaniac impulses of a teenager.
Eugene Jarvis   Category: Computers

The only legitimate use of a computer is to play games.
Eugene Jarvis   Category: Computers

You couldn't have fed the '50s into a computer and come out with the '60s.
Paul Kantner   Category: Computers

Supercomputers will achieve one human brain capacity by 2010, and personal computers will do so by about 2020.
Ray Kurzweil   Category: Computers

Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions, including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog.
Doug Larson   Category: Computers

Computers are famous for being able to do complicated things starting from simple programs.
Seth Lloyd   Category: Computers

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   Category: Computers

We demand privacy, yet we glorify those that break into computers.
Bill McCollum   Category: Computers

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   Category: Computers

Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Inc, which set the computing world on its ear with the Macintosh in 1984.
Kevin Mitnick   Category: Computers

Even when I work with computers, with high technology, I always try to put in the touch of the hand.
Issey Miyake   Category: Computers

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

I happen to think that computers are the most important thing to happen to musicians since the invention of cat-gut which was a long time ago.
Robert Moog   Category: Computers

Computing is not about computers any more. It is about living.
Nicholas Negroponte   Category: Computers

Even in the developing parts of the world, kids take to computers like fish to water.
Nicholas Negroponte   Category: Computers

The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do.
Ted Nelson   Category: Computers

We're entering a new world in which data may be more important than software.
Tim O'Reilly   Category: Computers

Software comes from heaven when you have good hardware.
Ken Olsen   Category: Computers

There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home.
Ken Olsen   Category: Computers

To err is human - and to blame it on a computer is even more so.
Robert Orben   Category: Computers

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

The future lies in designing and selling computers that people don't realize are computers at all.
Adam Osborne   Category: Computers

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   Category: Computers

As a rule, software systems do not work well until they have been used, and have failed repeatedly, in real applications.
Dave Parnas   Category: Computers

If your computer speaks English, it was probably made in Japan.
Alan Perlis   Category: Computers

In computing, turning the obvious into the useful is a living definition of the word "frustration".
Alan Perlis   Category: Computers

A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.
Emo Philips   Category: Computers

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
Pablo Picasso   Category: Computers

I'm too old-fashioned to use a computer. I'm too old-fashioned to use a quill.
Christopher Plummer   Category: Computers

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   Category: Computers

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

To err is human but to really foul up requires a computer.
Dan Rather   Category: Computers