The Cloning Of Humans Is On Most Of The Lists Of Things To Worry About From Science, Along With Behaviour Control, Genetic Engineering, Transplanted Heads, Computer Poetry And The Unrestrained Growth Of Plastic Flowers.
~ Lewis Thomas
My Computer Beat Me At Checkers, But I Sure Beat It At Kickboxing.
~ Emo Phillips
Hardware The Parts Of A Computer That Can Be Kicked.
~ Jeff Pesis
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 Computer Is A Moron.
~ Peter Drucke
I Think That Their Flight From And Hatred Of Technology Is Self-defeating. The Buddha Rests Quite As Comfortably In The Circuits Of A Digital Computer Of The Gears Of A Cycle Transmission As He Does At The Top Of A Mountain Or In The Petals Of A Flower. To Think Otherwise Is To Demean The Buddha--which Is To Demean Oneself.
~ Robert M. Pursig, "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance"
The Process Of Preparing Programs For A Digital Computer Is Especially Attractive, Not Only Because It Can Be Economically And Scientifically Rewarding, But Also Because It Can Be An Aesthetic Experience Much Like Composing Poetry Or Music.
~ Donald E. Knuth
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
There Is No Reason Anyone Would Want A Computer In Their Home.
~ Ken Olson
An Apprentice Carpenter May Want Only A Hammer And Saw, But A Master Craftsman Employs Many Precision Tools. Computer Programming Likewise Requires Sophisticated Tools To Cope With The Complexity Of Real Applications, And Only Practice With These Tools Will Build Skill In Their Use.
~ Robert L. Kruse, Data Structures and Program Design
The Question Of Whether A Computer Can Think Is No More Interesting Than The Question Of Whether A Submarine Can Swim.
~ E. W. Dijkstra
Part Of The Inhumanity Of The Computer Is That, Once It Is Competently Programmed And Working Smoothly, It Is Completely Honest.
~ Isaac Asimov