Pixel, N.: A Mischievous, Magical Spirit Associated With Screen Displays. The Computer Industry Has Frequently Borrowed From Mythology: Witness The Sprites In Computer Graphics, The Demons In Artificial Intelligence, And The Trolls In The Marketing Department.
~ Jeff Meye
The Purpose Of Most Computer Languages Is To Lengthen Your Resume By A Word And A Comma.
~ Larry Wall
Personally I Rather Look Forward To A Computer Program Winning The World Chess Championship. Humanity Needs A Lesson In Humility.
~ Richard Dawkings:, "The Selfish Gene"
We Have Come Through A Strange Cycle In Programming, Starting With The Creation Of Programming Itself As A Human Activity. Executives With The Tiniest Smattering Of Knowledge Assume That Anyone Can Write A Program, And Only Now Are Programmers Beginning To Win Their Battle For Recognition As True Professionals. Not Just Anyone, With Any Background, Or Any Training, Can Do A Fine Job Of Programming. Programmers Know This, But Then Why Is It That They Think That Anyone Picked Off The Street Can Do Documentation? One Has Only To Spend An Hour Looking At Papers Written By Graduate Students To Realize The Extent To Which The Ability To Communicate Is Not Universally Held. And So, When We Speak About Computer Program Documentation, We Are Not Speaking About The Psychology Of Computer Programming At All - Except Insofar As Programmers Have The Illusion That Anyone Can Do A Good Job Of Documentation, Provided He Is Not Smart Enough To Be A Programmer.
~ Gerald Weinberg, "The Psychology of Computer Programming"
There Is No Reason For Any Individual To Have A Computer In Their Home.
~ Ken Olsen, CEO DEC 1977
There Are Many Methods For Predicting The Future. For Example, You Can Read Horoscopes, Tea Leaves, Tarot Cards, Or Crystal Balls. Collectively, These Methods Are Known As Nutty Methods. Or You Can Put Well-researched Facts Into Sophisticated Computer Models, More Commonly Referred To As A Complete Waste Of Time.
~ Scott Adams, The Dilbert Future
Wisdom Is Perishable. Unlike Information Or Knowledge, It Cannot Be Stored In A Computer Or Recorded In A Book. It Expires With Each Passing Generation.
~ Sid Taylo
There Are Two Things In Particular That It The Computer Industry Failed To Foresee: One Was The Coming Of The Internet...; The Other Was The Fact That The Century Would End.
~ Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt
Want To Make Your Computer Go Really Fast Throw It Out A Window.
A Computer Terminal Is Not Some Clunky Old Television With A Typewriter In Front Of It. It Is An Interface Where The Mind And Body Can Connect With The Universe And Move Bits Of It About. From Mostly Harmless.
~ Douglas Noel Adams
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
Why Is It Drug Addicts And Computer Afficionados Are Both Called Users?
~ Clifford Stoll