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."
"Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity to dream, the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch."
"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
"Access to computers and the Internet has become a basic need for education in our society."
"As a rule, software systems do not work well until they have been used, and have failed repeatedly, in real applications."
"Because I believe that humans are computers, I conjectured that computers, like people, can have left- and right-handed versions."
"Bill Gates is the pope of the personal computer industry. He decides who's going to build."
"Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes."
"Computers are famous for being able to do complicated things starting from simple programs."
"Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy."
"Computers are magnificent tools for the realization of our dreams, but no machine can replace the human spark of spirit, compassion, love, and understanding."
"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers."
"Computers have virtually replaced tape recorders."
"Computers in classrooms are the filmstrips of the 1990s."
"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."
"Computers may save time but they sure waste a lot of paper. About 98 percent of everything printed out by a computer is garbage that no one ever reads."
"Computing is not about computers any more. It is about living."
"Even in the developing parts of the world, kids take to computers like fish to water."
"Even when I work with computers, with high technology, I always try to put in the touch of the hand."
"Every piece of software written today is likely going to infringe on someone else's patent."
Miguel de Icaza
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