Computers - Quotes & Sayings

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Contractions, 'U' for 'you' and the like are wonderful to make communication brief and efficient - but we wouldn't want all our talk to be only brief and efficient. Taking pauses out of language would be like taking the net away from a tennis game. Where would all the fun go?

Pico Iyer

Treat your password like your toothbrush. Don't let anybody else use it, and get a new one every six months.

Clifford Stoll

Software comes from heaven when you have good hardware.

Ken Olsen

Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.

Edsger Dijkstra

Technology has forever changed the world we live in. We're online, in one way or another, all day long. Our phones and computers have become reflections of our personalities, our interests, and our identities. They hold much that is important to us.

James Comey

I am thankful the most important key in history was invented. It's not the key to your house, your car, your boat, your safety deposit box, your bike lock or your private community. It's the key to order, sanity, and peace of mind. The key is 'Delete.'

Elayne Boosler

Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all.

John F. Kennedy

Never trust a computer you can't throw out a window.

Steve Wozniak

What is Apple, after all? Apple is about people who think 'outside the box,' people who want to use computers to help them change the world, to help them create things that make a difference, and not just to get a job done.

Steve Jobs

We're entering a new world in which data may be more important than software.

Tim O'Reilly

In the developed world, we are surrounded by electronics - from the computers on our desks to the smart phones in our pockets to the thermostats in our homes to our data in the virtual cloud.

Joe Kaeser

People think computers will keep them from making mistakes. They're wrong. With computers you make mistakes faster.

Adam Osborne

Computers don't create computer animation any more than a pencil creates pencil animation. What creates computer animation is the artist.

John Lasseter

I look like a geeky hacker, but I don't know anything about computers.

Justin Long

Globalization, as defined by rich people like us, is a very nice thing... you are talking about the Internet, you are talking about cell phones, you are talking about computers. This doesn't affect two-thirds of the people of the world.

Jimmy Carter

The internet could be a very positive step towards education, organisation and participation in a meaningful society.

Noam Chomsky

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.

Pablo Picasso

Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.

Joseph Campbell

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

One of the most feared expressions in modern times is 'The computer is down.'

Norman Ralph Augustine

Computer science is one of the worst things that ever happened to either computers or to science.

Neil Gershenfeld

The computer is a moron.

Peter Drucker

I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.

Stephen Hawking

Computers do the calculating to allow people to transform the world.

Conrad Wolfram

The new information technology... Internet and e-mail... have practically eliminated the physical costs of communications.

Peter Drucker

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

Instead of the cashier and ticket-ripper of the movie theater, the block chain consists of thousands of computers that can process digital tickets, money, and many other fiduciary objects in digital form. Think of thousands of robots wearing green eye shades, all checking each other's accounting.

Nick Szabo

Today, computers are almost second nature to most of us.

James Dyson

We think of computers as smart and powerful machines. But your goldfish is smarter.

Jason Fried

By 2029, computers will have emotional intelligence and be convincing as people.

Ray Kurzweil

In effect, the Internet is a global connection of interconnected computers. It has been described as truly a peer-to-peer system with many distributed nodes and no central point of control architecture.

Miriam Defensor-Santiago

The most used program in computers and education is PowerPoint. What are you learning about the nature of the medium by knowing how do to a great PowerPoint presentation? Nothing. It certainly doesn't teach you how to think critically about living in a culture of simulation.

Sherry Turkle

I'm looking to evolve the concept of the new renaissance artist, taking the world by storm through the art of public display and demonstration, with technical savvy, using cell phones and computers.

Perry Farrell

I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.

Isaac Asimov

When people think about computer science, they imagine people with pocket protectors and thick glasses who code all night.

Marissa Mayer

I met Woz when I was 13, at a friend's garage. He was about 18. He was, like, the first person I met who knew more electronics than I did at that point. We became good friends, because we shared an interest in computers and we had a sense of humor. We pulled all kinds of pranks together.

Steve Jobs

We're going to be able to ask our computers to monitor things for us, and when certain conditions happen, are triggered, the computers will take certain actions and inform us after the fact.

Steve Jobs

Design is the fundamental soul of a man-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service. The iMac is not just the color or translucence or the shape of the shell. The essence of the iMac is to be the finest possible consumer computer in which each element plays together.

Steve Jobs

Trump has emphatically denied ties to Russia - a claim refuted by his Twitter feed and a cursory Google search. Putin says his government had nothing to do with the hack of the DNC computers, even though it carelessly left a trail of crumbs tracing back to his intelligence services. The cunning liar is exploiting the blundering one.

Franklin Foer

Computers make me totally blank out.

Dalai Lama

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

Computing is not about computers any more. It is about living.

Nicholas Negroponte

To err is human - and to blame it on a computer is even more so.

Robert Orben

In fact, technology has been the story of human progress from as long back as we know. In 100 years people will look back on now and say, 'That was the Internet Age.' And computers will be seen as a mere ingredient to the Internet Age.

Reed Hastings

Equipped with cell phones, beepers, and handheld computers, the 'conspicuously industrious' blur the line between home and office by working anytime, anywhere.

Jo Ann Davis

Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest.

Isaac Asimov

I am such a gearhead. In my recording studio, I personally engineer and edit everything on computers.

Tommy Lee

Even though most people won't be directly involved with programming, everyone is affected by computers, so an educated person should have a good understanding of how computer hardware, software, and networks operate.

Brian Kernighan

For short term relaxation, I take a hot tub. It's my best way to unblock writers' block, too. For a bit longer relaxation, I enjoy camping. Just being in the wilderness, with no phones or computers or anything I have to do really refreshes my spirit.

Ellen Hopkins

My goal wasn't to make a ton of money. It was to build good computers. I only started the company when I realized I could be an engineer forever.

Steve Wozniak