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
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
Man Is The Best Computer We Can Put Aboard A Spacecraft... And The Only One That Can Be Mass Produced With Unskilled Labor.
~ Wernher von Braun
Want To Make Your Computer Go Really Fast Throw It Out A Window.
Why Is It Drug Addicts And Computer Afficionados Are Both Called Users.
~ Clifford Stoll
There Is No Reason For Any Individual To Have A Computer In His Home.
~ Ken Olsen, President, Digital Equipment, 1977
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
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"
To Err Is Human--and To Blame It On A Computer Is Even More So.
~ Robert Orben
Part Of The Inhumanity Of The Computer Is That, Once It Is Competently Programmed And Working Smoothly, It Is Completely Honest.
~ Isaac Asimov
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"
A Computer Lets You Make More Mistakes Faster Than Any Invention In Human History - With The Possible Exceptions Of Handguns And Tequila.
~ Mitch Ratliffe