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The nice thing about
standards is that there are so many to choose from.
- Andrew S. Tannenbaum
Where is all the knowledge
we lost with information?
- T.S. Elliot
The telephone wire, as we
know it, has become too slow and too small to handle Internet traffic. It took
75 years for telephones to be used by 50 million customers, but it took only
four years for the Internet to reach that many users.
- Lori Valigra
640K ought to be enough for
- Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, 1981
The real problem is not
whether machines think but whether men do.
- B. F. Skinner
There are three roads to
ruin; women, gambling and technicians. The most pleasant is with women, the
quickest is with gambling, but the surest is with technicians.
- George Pompidou
Technology is dominated by
two types of people: those who understand what they do not manage, and those
who manage what they do not understand.
For years there has been a
theory that millions of monkeys typing at random on millions of typewriters
would reproduce the entire works of Shakespeare. The Internet has proven this
theory to be untrue.
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.
- Andy Rooney
In the old days, people
robbed stagecoaches and knocked off armored trucks. Now they're knocking off
- Richard Power
I think there is a world
market for maybe five computers.
- IBM Chairman Thomas Watson, 1943
If you have any trouble
sounding condescending, find a Unix user to show you
how it's done.
- Scott Adams
In a few minutes a computer
can make a mistake so great that it would have taken many men many months to
If computers get too
powerful, we can organize them into a committee. That will do them in.
- Bradley's Bromide
The Internet is the Viagra
of big business.
- Jack Welch, Chairman and CEO, General Electric
At some point...we must
have faith in the intelligence of the end user.
There are two major
products that came out of
One machine can do the work
of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
- Elbert Hubbard
Any teacher that can be
replaced by a computer, deserves to be.
- David Thornburg
Those parts of the system
that you can hit with a hammer are called hardware; those program instructions
that you can only curse at are called software.
Save early, save often.
- Alwin Lee and everyone else who uses Microsoft Word
We live in a society
exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows
anything about science and technology.
- Carl Sagan
If you tried to read every document on the web, then for each day's effort
you would be a year further behind in your goal.
There might be new technology, but technological progress itself was nothing
new - and over the years it had not destroyed jobs, but created them.
- Margaret Thatcher
The last good thing written in C++ was the Pachelbel Canon.
- Jerry Olson
The most overlooked advantage to owning a computer is that if they foul up
there's no law against whacking them around a little.
Build early and build often.
- Proprietary developer adage
Release early and release often.
- Open source developer adage
Everything that can be invented has been invented.
- Charles H. Duell, Commissioner,
Computers are magnificent tools for the realization of our dreams, but no
machine can replace the human spark of spirit, compassion, love, and
- Louis Gerstner, CEO, IBM
GARBAGE IN---GOSPEL OUT
- Fairchild Research and Development, 1969
Any science or technology which is sufficiently advanced is
indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C. Clarke
Any technology that is distinguishable from magic is not sufficiently advanced.
- Gregory Benford
Never let a computer know you're in a hurry.
A year spent in artificial intelligence is enough to make one believe in
- Alan J. Perlis
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
- Thomas Edison
Get your feet off my desk, get out of here, you stink, and we're not going
to buy your product.
- Joe Keenan, President of Atari, in 1976 responding to Steve Jobs' offer to sell him rights to the new personal computer he and Steve Wozniak developed
The Internet is a great way to get on the net.
- Senator Bob Dole
Computers in the future may have only 1,000 vacuum tubes and perhaps only
weigh 1 1/2 tons.
- Popular Mechanics, 1949
From then on, when anything went wrong with a computer, we said it had bugs
- Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, US Navy
Technology is like fish. The longer it stays on the shelf, the less
desirable it becomes.
- Andrew Heller, IBM
AOL is like the cockroach left after the nuclear bomb hits. They know how to
- Jan Horsfall, VP of marketing for Lycos
How could this be a problem in a country where we have Intel and Microsoft?
- Al Gore on Y2K
The modern computer hovers between the obsolescent and the nonexistent.
- Sydney Brenner in 1927
The Linux philosophy is 'Laugh in the face of danger'. Oops. Wrong One. 'Do
it yourself'. Yes, that's it.
- Linus Torvalds
To be a nemesis, you have to actively try to destroy something, don't you?
Really, I'm not out to destroy Microsoft. That will just be a completely
unintentional side effect.
- Linus Torvalds
Windows is just DOS in drag.
There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in their home.
- Ken Olson (President of Digital Equipment Corporation) at the Convention of the World Future Society in
During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in
creating the Internet.
- Al Gore describing his 1986 legislation to interconnect five supercomputer centers (17 years after the first Internet servers hooked up)
If Gore invented the Internet, I invented spell-check.
- Former Vice President J. Danforth Quayle
The day I made that statement, I was tired because I'd been up all night
inventing the Camcorder.
- Al Gore attempting damage control
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