Quotations on Computers

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When I'm not writing or tweaking my computer, I do embroidery. When I'm not plunging into the past, tweaking, or embroidering, I'm reading books about history, computers, or embroidery.
- Lynn Abbey
(Keywords: Computers, History, Books, Past, Reading, Writing)

There's my education in computers, right there; this is the whole thing, everything I took out of a book.
- Howard Aiken
(Keywords: Education, Computers, Right)

I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.
- Isaac Asimov
(Keywords: Computers, Fear)

They went back there, looked at all the computers, asked me to come in and tell them what all the computers were for specifically so they knew how to dismantle the network I had been running.
- Sherman Austin
(Keywords: Computers, Network, Running)

When they were done downloading all the information off each hard drive, they took all the computers, all the literature, and loaded everything into a big white truck and left.
- Sherman Austin
(Keywords: Computers, Information, Literature)

Man, I don't want to have nothing to do with computers. I don't want the government in my business.
- Erykah Badu
(Keywords: Business, Government, Computers, Man, Nothing, Want)

Electronic aids, particularly domestic computers, will help the inner migration, the opting out of reality. Reality is no longer going to be the stuff out there, but the stuff inside your head. It's going to be commercial and nasty at the same time.
- J. G. Ballard
(Keywords: Time, Computers, Help, Reality, Will)

China has legally purchased high performance computers, advanced machine tools, and semiconductor-manufacturing equipment from several American companies.
- Charles Foster Bass
(Keywords: Computers, Performance, American, Machine, Tools)

We're just into toys, whether it's motorcycles or race cars or computers. I've got the Palm Pilot right here with me, I've got the world's smallest phone. Maybe it's just because I'm still a big little kid and I just love toys, you know?
- Catherine Bell
(Keywords: Love, Computers, Race, Right, World)

I use computers for email, staying current with my own website as well as finding important information through other websites. I also use it for creating MP3 files of new music I'm working on.
- Clint Black
(Keywords: Computers, Music, Information)

I actually use a computer a lot. I have three computers that I use on a regular basis - one is on my desk top in my Washington office, another is at home, and I have my laptop that I use when I'm travelling.
- Rick Boucher
(Keywords: Computers, Home, Office, Washington)

I like computers. I like the Internet. It's a tool that can be used. But don't be misled into thinking that these technologies are anything other than aspects of a degenerate economic system.
- Jerry Brown
(Keywords: Computers, Internet, Thinking)

Yeah, computers are going to take over the programming business because they have become so fast recently that they can solve the Halting Problem in five seconds flat.
- Craig Bruce
(Keywords: Business, Computers, Programming)

It always helps to be a good programmer. It is important to like computers and to be able to think of things people would want to do with their computers.
- Bill Budge
(Keywords: Computers, People, Want)

Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.
- Joseph Campbell
(Keywords: Computers, Gods, Mercy, Old, Rules)

Learning can take place in the backyard if there is a human being there who cares about the child. Before learning computers, children should learn to read first. They should sit around the dinner table and hear what their parents have to say and think.
- Dixie Carter
(Keywords: Computers, Being, Children, First, Learning, Parents)

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
(Keywords: Computers, People, Globalization, Internet, Talking, World)

One of the biggest challenges we had in the first decade was not that many people had personal computers. There weren't that many people to sell to, and it was hard to identify them.
- Steve Case
(Keywords: Computers, People, First)

One of the problems with computers, particularly for the older people, is they were befuddled by them, and the computers have gotten better. They have gotten easier to use. They have gotten less expensive. The software interfaces have made things a lot more accessible.
- Steve Case
(Keywords: Computers, People, Problems, Software)

I'm projecting somewhere between 100 million and 200 million computers on the Net by the end of December 2000, and about 300 million users by that same time.
- Vinton Cerf
(Keywords: Computers, Time, December, End)

Don't try to be like Jackie. There is only one Jackie. Study computers instead.
- Jackie Chan
(Keywords: Computers, Study)

You can involve yourself in electronics, computers, puzzles... there's a lot of creativity and brain working. There's a lot to model trains that people don't realize.
- Gary Coleman
(Keywords: Computers, People, Creativity)

Access to computers and the Internet has become a basic need for education in our society.
- Kent Conrad
(Keywords: Computers, Education, Society, Internet)

I wish people would turn off their computers, go outside, talk to people, touch people, lick people, enjoy each other's company and smell each other on the rump.
- Tre Cool
(Keywords: Computers, People, Company, Talk)

After a semester or so, my infatuation with computers burnt out as quickly as it had begun.
- Eric Allin Cornell
(Keywords: Computers, Infatuation)

You have to wait for people to program you. The only difference is the amount of people that you're going to reach but that's going to even out in the next two or three years anyway. Computers are being bought faster than televisions right now.
- Chuck D.
(Keywords: Computers, People, Being, Difference, Now, Right, Years)

If I was designing a web site for elementary school children, I might have a much higher percentage of older computers with outdated browsers since keeping up with browser and hardware technology has not traditionally been a strong point of most elementary schools.
- Mike Davidson
(Keywords: Computers, Technology, Children, Hardware, School, Schools)

Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.
- Edsger Dijkstra
(Keywords: Computers, Science, Astronomy)

So a more sensible thing it seemed to me was to go to Silicon Valley and be pushing on the technology companies to accelerate the use of audio and music in computers.
- Thomas Dolby
(Keywords: Computers, Music, Technology)

Over and over again, financial experts and wonkish talking heads endeavor to explain these mysterious, 'toxic' financial instruments to us lay folk. Over and over, they ignobly fail, because we all know that no one understands credit default obligations and derivatives, except perhaps Mr. Buffett and the computers who created them.
- Richard Dooling
(Keywords: Computers, Financial, Credit, Experts, Folk, Talking)

Before computers, telephone lines and television connect us, we all share the same air, the same oceans, the same mountains and rivers. We are all equally responsible for protecting them.
- Julia Louis Dreyfus
(Keywords: Computers, Mountains, Oceans, Rivers, Television)

Few companies that installed computers to reduce the employment of clerks have realized their expectations... They now need more, and more expensive clerks even though they call them 'operators' or 'programmers.'
- Peter Drucker
(Keywords: Computers, Expectations, Now)

Diaspora starts about a thousand years from now. Most of human civilisation has moved inside computers; essentially, a major branch of our descendants consists of conscious software.
- Greg Egan
(Keywords: Computers, Now, Software, Years)

Because I believe that humans are computers, I conjectured that computers, like people, can have left- and right-handed versions.
- Philip Emeagwali
(Keywords: Computers, People, Right)

There is a computer disease that anybody who works with computers knows about. It's a very serious disease and it interferes completely with the work. The trouble with computers is that you 'play' with them!
- Richard P. Feynman
(Keywords: Computers, Work, Disease, Trouble)

Security is, I would say, our top priority because for all the exciting things you will be able to do with computers - organizing your lives, staying in touch with people, being creative - if we don't solve these security problems, then people will hold back.
- Bill Gates
(Keywords: Computers, People, Being, Problems, Security, Will)

I think it's fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we've ever created. They're tools of communication, they're tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user.
- Bill Gates
(Keywords: Computers, Creativity, Communication, Tools)

Computers are magnificent tools for the realization of our dreams, but no machine can replace the human spark of spirit, compassion, love, and understanding.
- Louis Gerstner
(Keywords: Computers, Dreams, Love, Compassion, Machine, Spirit, Tools, Understanding)

Computers are to design as microwaves are to cooking.
- Milton Glaser
(Keywords: Computers, Design, Cooking)

Kids are finding out about the potential for discovery online from other sources; many of them have computers at home, for instance, or their friends have them.
- Daniel Greenberg
(Keywords: Computers, Home, Discovery, Friends, Kids, Potential)

The trick with computers I think, is to approach old and new things with the same reverence as you would like your favourite chair and not be seduced by the constant innovation otherwise you never do anything.
- Colin Greenwood
(Keywords: Computers, Innovation, Old)

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
(Keywords: Computers, Men, Danger, Will)

But computers have changed the world for everyone, so there will be some way of working it out.
- Debbie Harry
(Keywords: Computers, Will, World)

I do two things. I design mobile computers and I study brains.
- Jeff Hawkins
(Keywords: Computers, Design, Study)

I have three brothers and they're all into computers. They're all intellects. My mother would pay me a quarter a page to read a book and I couldn't make 50 cents. I just couldn't do it.
- Josh Holloway
(Keywords: Computers, Mother, Brothers)

Well, we didn't have our original drummer on our last record. And most of that album was not played as a band in the studio. It was mostly the world of computers and overdubs. There was very few things played live or worked out as a band.
- James Iha
(Keywords: Computers, World)

Every ISP is being attacked, maliciously both from in the United States and outside of the United States, by those who want to invade people's privacy. But more importantly they want to take control of computers, they want to hack them, they want to steal information.
- Darrell Issa
(Keywords: Computers, People, Control, Being, Information, Privacy, states, United, Want)

I got interested in computers and how they could be enslaved to the megalomaniac impulses of a teenager.
- Eugene Jarvis
(Keywords: Computers, Impulses)

Well, I had a lot of help from my father with the soldering and so on, and he was very good at math and was fascinated with computers, and so I was fortunate enough to have a bunch of exposure going all the way back to high school - this was in the 1960s.
- Mitch Kapor
(Keywords: Computers, Father, Help, School)

The great advance of personal computers was not the computing power per se but the fact that it brought it right to your face, that you had control over it, that were confronted with it and could steer it.
- Kevin Kelly
(Keywords: Computers, Power, Control, Fact, Right)

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