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
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
The Computer Is A Moron.
~ Peter Drucke
Making Duplicate Copies And Computer Printouts Of Things No One Wanted Even One Of In The First Place Is Giving America A New Sense Of Purpose.
~ Andy Rooney
It Would Appear That We Have Reached The Limits Of What It Is Possible To Achieve With Computer Technology, Although One Should Be Careful With Such Statements, As They Tend To Sound Pretty Silly In 5 Years.
~ John Von Neumann (ca. 1949)
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"
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
There Is Not A Flower Or Bird In Sight, Only A Small Screen On Which Lines Are Moving, While The Child Sits Almost Motionless, Pushing At The Keyboard With One Finger. As A Learning Environment, It May Be Mentally Rich, But It Is Perceptually Extremely Impoverished. No Smells Or Tastes, No Wind Or Bird Song Unless The Computer Is Programmed To Produce Electronic Tweets, No Connection With Soil, Water, Sunlight, Warmth, The Actual Learning Environment Is Almost Autistic In Quality, Impoverished Sensually, Emotionally, And Socially.
~ John Davy
In All Large Corporations, There Is A Pervasive Fear That Someone, Somewhere Is Having Fun With A Computer On Company Time. Networks Help Alleviate That Fear.
~ John C. Dvorak
A Computer Lets You Make More Mistakes Faster Than Any Invention In Human History - With The Possible Exceptions Of Handguns And Tequila.
~ Mitch Ratliffe
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
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