Quotes about Computer
"One of the great challenges of our age, in which the tools of our productivity are also the tools of our leisure, is to figure out how to make more useful those moments of procrastination when we're idling in front of our computer screens."
"A final word: I am not knowledgeable about the internet. I do not have a computer. I guess that at 74 years of age, I don't have the patience to learn."
"I've seen plenty of films where the projector broke. The problems that we have in the digital age are exactly the same as we had. Instead of, 'There's a hair in the gate,' it's, 'The computer ate the footage.' There will always be things like that going on. Nothing is perfect."
"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?"
"I was the first to advocate the Web. But I am very troubled by this thing that every kid must have a laptop computer. The kids are totally in the computer age. There's a whole new brain operation that's being moulded by the computer."
"I'd like to talk about free markets. Information in the computer age is the last genuine free market left on earth except those free markets where indigenous people are still surviving. And that's basically becoming limited."
"There's always room out there for the hand-drawn image. I personally like the imperfection of hand drawing as opposed to the slick look of computer animation. But you can do good stuff either way. The Pixar movies are amazing in what they do, but there's plenty of independent animators who are doing really amazing things as well."
"Software-industry battles are fought by highly paid and out-of-shape nerds furiously pounding computer keyboards while they guzzle diet Coke. The stakes aren't very dramatic. Life? Liberty? The pursuit of happiness? Nope, it's about stock options."
"When I first started writing, it was me alone with a computer in my apartment. I hated the time away from other people, and my writing sucked. Now I have a laptop; I can do the most tedious part of my job in a public place."
"I spend my life essentially alone at a computer. That doesn't change. I have the same challenges every day."
"In this day and age, when you can use a machine or computer to simulate or emulate what people can do together, it still can't replace the magic of four people in a room playing."
"When David Marr at MIT moved into computer vision, he generated a lot of excitement, but he hit up against the problem of knowledge representation; he had no good representations for knowledge in his vision systems."
"The only legitimate use of a computer is to play games."
"The power of the computer is starting to spread."
"The question of whether a computer can think is no more interesting than the question of whether a submarine can swim."
"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
"There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home."
"Think? Why think! We have computers to do that for us."
"To err is human - and to blame it on a computer is even more so."
"To err is human but to really foul up requires a computer."
"To err is human, but to really foul things up you need a computer."
Paul R. Ehrlich
"Treat your password like your toothbrush. Don't let anybody else use it, and get a new one every six months."
"We can do things that we never could before. Stop-motion lets you build tiny little worlds, and computers make that world even more believable."
"We demand privacy, yet we glorify those that break into computers."
"We're entering a new world in which data may be more important than software."
"What do we want our kids to do? Sweep up around Japanese computers?"
Walter F. Mondale
"What I try to do is factor in how people use computers, what people's problems are, and how these technologies can get applied to those problems. Then I try to direct the various product groups to act on this information."
"What I was proud of was that I used very few parts to build a computer that could actually speak words on a screen and type words on a keyboard and run a programming language that could play games. And I did all this myself."
"What we did not imagine was a Web of people, but a Web of documents."
"When I write software, I know that it will fail, either due to my own mistake, or due to some other cause."
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