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To err is human, but to really foul things up requires a computer.
- Farmers' Almanac
I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.
- Isaac Asimov
Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest.
- Isaac Asimov
"The most likely way for the world to be destroyed, most experts agree, is by accident.
That's where we come in; we're computer professionals. We cause accidents."
- Nathaniel Borenstein
If computers get too powerful, we can organize them into a committee -- that will do them in.
- Bradley's Bromide
Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots.
So far, the Universe is winning.
- Rich Cook
If the automobile had followed the same development cycle as the computer, a Rolls-Royce would today cost $100, get a million miles per gallon, and explode once a year, killing everyone inside.
- Robert X. Cringely InfoWorld magazine
Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.
- E. W. Dijkstra
The computer is a moron.
- Peter Drucker
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
If you put tomfoolery into a computer, nothing comes out of it but tomfoolery. But this tomfoolery, having passed through a very expensive machine, is somehow enobled and no-one dares criticize it.
- Pierre Gallois
The great thing about a computer notebook is that no matter how much you stuff into it, it doesn't get bigger or heavier.
- Bill Gates Business @ The Speed of Thought
Computers can figure out all kinds of problems, except the things in the world that just don't add up.
- James Magary
The most overlooked advantage to owning a computer is that if they foul up there's no law against wacking them around a little.
- Joe Martin
Not even computers will replace committees, because committees buy computers.
- Edward Shepherd Mead
There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home.
- Ken Olson
To err is human--and to blame it on a computer is even more so.
- Robert Orben
Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
- Pablo Picasso
Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way. This happens to us all the time with computers, and nobody thinks of complaining.
- Jeff Raskin Doctor Dobb's Journal
Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don't need to be done.
- Andy Rooney
All programmers are playwrights and all computers are lousy actors.
In a few minutes a computer can make a mistake so great that it would have taken many men many months to equal it.
Where a calculator on the ENIAC is equpped with 18,000 vaccuum tubes and weighs
30 tons, computers in the future may have only 1,000 vaccuum tubes and perhaps weigh 112 tons.
- Unknown Popular Mechanics, March 1949