Computers Quotes

Bill bulko - artificial intelligence the art of making...
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.
Jef Raskin

Artificial Intelligence: the art of making computers that behave like the ones in movies.
Bill Bulko
If we can dispel the delusion that learning about computers should be an activity of fiddling with array indexes and worrying whether X is an integer or a real number, we can begin to focus on programming as a source of ideas.
Harold Abelson
Computers are incredibly fast, accurate, and stupid. Human beings are incredibly slow, inaccurate, and brilliant. Together they are powerful beyond imagination.
Albert Einstein
Computers are not intelligent. They only think they are.
Martin Schulze

I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.
Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM in 1943
I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.
Isaac Asimov
Whom computers would destroy, they must first drive mad.
Anon.
Unlike human beings, computers possess the truly profound stupidity of the inanimate.
Bruce Sterling, The Hacker Crackdown
Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions, including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog.
Doug Larson
Nothing in our culture, not even home computers, is more overrated than the epidermal felicity of two featherless bipeds in desperate congress.
Quentin Crisp
Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
Pablo Picasso
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 1 1 2 tons.
Popular Mechanics, March 1949
Edward shepherd mead - not even computers will replace committees,...
The danger from computers is not that they will eventually get as smart as men, but we will meanwhile agree to meet them halfway.
Bernard Avishai
Where a calculator on the ENIAC is equipped with 18, 000 vacuum tubes and weighs 30 tons, computers in the future may have only 1, 000 vaccuum tubes and perhaps weigh 1. 5 tons.
Unknown, Popular Mechanics, March 1949
Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.
Professor Edsger Dijkstra
Where a calculator on the ENIAC is equpped with 18, 000 vacuum tubes and weighs 30 tons, computers in the future may have only 1, 000 vaccuum tubes and perhaps weigh 1. 5 tons.
Unknown
The danger from computers is not that they will eventually get as smart as men, but that we will meanwhile agree to meet them halfway.
Bernard Avishai
All programmers are playwrights and all computers are lousy actors.
Unknown
I do not fear computers. I fear lack of them.
Isaac Asimov
They have computers, and they may have other weapons of mass destruction.
Janet Reno, February 2, 1998
Man is not a machine... Although man most certainly processes information, he does not necessarily process it in the way computers do. Computers and men are not species of the same genus... However much intelligence computers may attain, now or in the furture, theirs must always be an intelligence alien to genuine human problems and concerns.
Joseph Weizenbaum
And, of course, you have the commercials where savvy businesspeople Get Ahead by using their MacIntosh computers to create the ultimate American business product: a really sharp - Looking report.
Dave Barry