Quotations on Computer

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I love making music, I love composing on my computer, just making crazy ethnic slack orchestral tracks, that's one of my fun things.
- Casey Abrams
(Keywords: Love, Music, Computer, Fun)

All sorts of computer errors are now turning up. You'd be surprised to know the number of doctors who claim they are treating pregnant men.
- Isaac Asimov
(Keywords: Men, Computer, Doctors, Errors, Now)

One thing I was thinking about the other day was you can't even conceive of the kinds of things you can do in movies today. The idea that you could draw, in a computer, dinosaurs and have them running around was totally impossible.
- John Badham
(Keywords: Movies, Idea, Computer, Day, Running, Thinking, Today)

In the animation world, people who understand pencils and paper usually aren't computer people, and the computer people usually aren't the artistic people, so they always stand on opposite sides of the line.
- Don Bluth
(Keywords: People, Animation, Computer, World)

A wonderful thing about a book, in contrast to a computer screen, is that you can take it to bed with you.
- Daniel J. Boorstin
(Keywords: Bed, Computer, Contrast)

Five days a week I drive from our home to the Episcopal Cathedral Center of Los Angeles where I have an office, my computer, and a wonderful sense of community - especially nurtured by the presence of several younger gay men and women who are good friends.
- Malcolm Boyd
(Keywords: Home, Men, Women, Community, Computer, Friends, Gay, Office, Sense)

I spend my life essentially alone at a computer. That doesn't change. I have the same challenges every day.
- Dan Brown
(Keywords: Life, Change, Computer, Day)

Even when I was studying mathematics, physics, and computer science, it always seemed that the problem of consciousness was about the most interesting problem out there for science to come to grips with.
- David Chalmers
(Keywords: Science, Computer, Consciousness, Mathematics, Physics)

I have a computer screen near my seat where I monitor the overall health of the vehicle and pick up any problems that might be occurring early on or once we see any kind of a malfunction or anything unusual that's happening, we can look at the data and figure out what that is.
- Laurel Clark
(Keywords: Health, Computer, Problems)

The world is a tougher place to live in than it was back then, as we come into the computer age.
- Joe Cocker
(Keywords: Age, Computer, World)

There is no significant man-made Global Warming underway and the science on which the computer projections of weather chaos are based is badly flawed.
- John Coleman
(Keywords: Science, Chaos, Computer, Global warming, Man, Weather)

Computer modelling for weather forecasting, and indeed for climate forecasting, has reached its limits.
- Piers Corbyn
(Keywords: Climate, Computer, Limits, Weather)

Another little known fact about Amazing Tennis - the computer opponents are modeled after real people. In an odd turn of events, I joined a division 3 college tennis team at age 38.
- David Crane
(Keywords: Age, People, College, Computer, Events, Fact, Opponents, Tennis)

Some people may have noticed the new computer shelf at the anchor desk. Rather than phone calls, we want to take real time e-mails, and we'll be starting that very soon.
- Catherine Crier
(Keywords: Time, People, Computer, May, Want)

Personally, I rather look forward to a computer program winning the world chess championship. Humanity needs a lesson in humility.
- Richard Dawkins
(Keywords: Winning, Chess, Computer, Humanity, Humility, Needs, World)

While many hackers have the knowledge, skills, and tools to attack computer systems, they generally lack the motivation to cause violence or severe economic or social harm.
- Dorothy Denning
(Keywords: Motivation, Knowledge, Cause, Computer, Harm, Tools, Violence)

I work full-time in a used bookstore. I get up. I drink a cup of coffee. I think, The last thing I want to do is write. Then I go to the computer and write.
- Kate DiCamillo
(Keywords: Work, Coffee, Computer, Want)

The hardware manufacturers, game designers, cable companies and computer companies and, in fact, film studios are going to ensure that this thing marches on. They know that they are going to make an enormous amount of money from it.
- Thomas Dolby
(Keywords: Money, Computer, Fact, Film, Hardware)

So evidently music was a killer app and is a killer app for computer and the Internet; it just took the tech industry a long time to hear that message.
- Thomas Dolby
(Keywords: Music, Time, Computer, Internet)

During the week that I arrived in the United States, I saw an airport, used a telephone, used a library, talked with a scientist, and was shown a computer for the first time in my life.
- Philip Emeagwali
(Keywords: Life, Time, Computer, First, states, United)

The basis of computer work is predicated on the idea that only the brain makes decisions and only the index finger does the work.
- Brian Eno
(Keywords: Work, Idea, Computer, Decisions)

People don't want to talk about death, just like they don't want to talk about computer security. Maybe I should have named my workstation Fear. People are so motivated by fear.
- Dan Farmer
(Keywords: Death, People, Fear, Computer, Security, Talk, Want)

If I leave my computer, I'm probably not going to get back for hours. If I take a few minutes to answer questions and go web surfing, then guilt kicks in and I get back to work.
- Raymond E. Feist
(Keywords: Work, Computer, Guilt, Questions)

I wish I could have 25,000 years of my personal family history documented in a very powerful computer or a CD-ROM that I could just pop in and my computer would never crash.
- Brendan Fraser
(Keywords: Family, History, Computer, Years)

Since when has the world of computer software design been about what people want? This is a simple question of evolution. The day is quickly coming when every knee will bow down to a silicon fist, and you will all beg your binary gods for mercy.
- Bill Gates
(Keywords: Design, People, Gods, Computer, Day, Evolution, Mercy, Question, Software, Want, Will, World)

If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1000 MPG.
- Bill Gates
(Keywords: Technology, Computer, Driving)

I have a son, Mason, who is disabled - cerebral palsy - and he does not walk independently, sit independently or speak. He uses a talking computer. I started becoming an advocate for him when he was 3 years old.
- Laura San Giacomo
(Keywords: Son, Computer, Old, Talking, Years)

A graphic representation of data abstracted from the banks of every computer in the human system. Unthinkable complexity. Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters and constellations of data. Like city lights, receding.
- William Gibson
(Keywords: Banks, Complexity, Computer, Light, Mind)

I have been under considerable pressure to buy at least a laptop computer. I have always turned the suggestions down for the reason that I have never done creative work on a typewriter. There is to me a lack of empathy.
- Winston Graham
(Keywords: Work, Computer, Empathy, Pressure, Reason)

We're not a vocational school. If someone wants to get a high-paying job, I would hope that there are easier ways to do it than working through a formal computer science curriculum.
- Philip Greenspun
(Keywords: Science, Hope, Computer, Curriculum, Job, School)

There cannot be any better cross-section of America and I think the soldiers represent the best we have. Today's soldiers are brighter and smarter, perhaps in a different way, than past generations because they've been brought up in the computer and information age.
- Gerald Griffin
(Keywords: Age, America, Computer, Generations, Information, Past, Soldiers, Today)

I hate it, it is tedious... when I write for my act, it is very improvisational, I write bullet points, I cannot sit in front of a computer; that is not my style.
- Kathy Griffin
(Keywords: Act, Computer, Hate, Style)

But now with technology I could sit down and do a bunch of character drawings and scan them into a computer, and the computer using my exact style could bring it into life, where it would have been edited by various human beings before.
- Bill Griffith
(Keywords: Technology, Life, Character, Computer, Now, Style)

The divine spark leaps from the finger of God to the finger of Adam, whether it takes ultimate shape in a law of physics or a law of the land, a poem or a policy, a sonata or a mechanical computer.
- Alfred Whitney Griswold
(Keywords: God, Policy, Computer, Land, Law, Physics)

When AI approximates Machine Intelligence, then many online and computer-run RPGs will move towards actual RPG activity. Nonetheless, that will not replace the experience of 'being there,' any more than seeing a theatrical motion picture can replace the stage play.
- Gary Gygax
(Keywords: Experience, Intelligence, Computer, Machine, Play, Will)

I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image.
- Stephen Hawking
(Keywords: Life, Nature, Computer, Human nature)

One of the best things to come out of the home computer revolution could be the general and widespread understanding of how severely limited logic really is.
- Frank Herbert
(Keywords: Home, Computer, Revolution, Logic, Understanding)

In fact when I first got my Apple II the first thing I did was turn it on and off, on and off, just because I had the power to do so, which I'd never had on a computer before.
- Andy Hertzfeld
(Keywords: Power, Computer, Fact, First)

All we can do when we think of kids today is think of more hours of school, earlier age at the computer, and curfews. Who would want to grow up in that world?
- James Hillman
(Keywords: Age, Computer, Kids, School, Today, Want, World)

The wars of the future will be fought by computer technicians and by lawyers and high-altitude specialists, and that may mean war will be increasingly abstract, hard to think about and hard to control.
- Michael Ignatieff
(Keywords: War, Control, Computer, Future, Lawyers, May, Will)

I said, 'Okay, it's the year 2000, I'm getting a computer and a Palm Pilot.' I know how to check my e-mail, and I've listed some phone numbers on it. Half the time the battery has gone out so I can't use it.
- Marc Jacobs
(Keywords: Time, Computer, Numbers)

Kids are all computer-savvy. Sit down and write to your parents on the computer. And just say, I have some questions and I'm scared. There's some stuff I don't know and I really need to talk to you about sex. Tear it off and put it on their pillow. They'll read it.
- Sue Johanson
(Keywords: Sex, Computer, Kids, Parents, Questions, Talk)

I'm fortunate in that I'm a lecturer too and this gets me out and about and away from the computer. I also have loads of friends all around the world, plus a core group of special people in my life that I can lean on, chat to, or just hang with.
- Paul Kane
(Keywords: Life, People, Computer, Friends, World)

Writing can be a very solitary business. It's you sat at a desk typing words into a computer. It can get lonely sometimes and lots of writers live quite isolated lives.
- Paul Kane
(Keywords: Business, Computer, Lonely, Words, Writers, Writing)

The protean nature of the computer is such that it can act like a machine or like a language to be shaped and exploited.
- Alan Kay
(Keywords: Nature, Act, Computer, Language, Machine)

All of the biggest technological inventions created by man - the airplane, the automobile, the computer - says little about his intelligence, but speaks volumes about his laziness.
- Mark Kennedy
(Keywords: Intelligence, Computer, Inventions, Laziness, Man)

The biggest hurdle to writing Fargo Rock City was that I couldn't afford a home computer - I had to get a new job so I could buy a computer. It could all change though. In five years, I could be back at some daily newspaper, which wouldn't be so bad.
- Chuck Klosterman
(Keywords: Change, Home, Computer, Job, Writing, Years)

People think that computer science is the art of geniuses but the actual reality is the opposite, just many people doing things that build on eachother, like a wall of mini stones.
- Donald Knuth
(Keywords: Art, Science, People, Computer, Reality)

Let us change our traditional attitude to the construction of programs. Instead of imagining that our main task is to instruct a computer what to do, let us concentrate rather on explaining to human beings what we want a computer to do.
- Donald Knuth
(Keywords: Change, Attitude, Computer, Want)

I decry the current tendency to seek patents on algorithms. There are better ways to earn a living than to prevent other people from making use of one's contributions to computer science.
- Donald Knuth
(Keywords: Science, People, Computer, Living)



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