Computers Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Computers Quotes from Mike Royko, Kevin Lynch, Yuval Noah Harari, Nathan Myhrvold, Viggo Mortensen. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

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It’s been my policy to view the Internet not as an ‘information highway’, but as an electronic asylum filled with babbling loonies.
Mike Royko
A wide variety of devices beyond personal computers are arriving, many of which will be used to browse the Web… The Flash engineering team has taken this on with a major overhaul of the mainstream Flash Player for a variety of devices.
Kevin Lynch
Techno-humanism aims to amplify the power of humans, creating cyborgs and connecting humans to computers, but it still sees human interests and desires as the highest authority in the universe.
Yuval Noah Harari
Why pay a fee for Internet content when a million free sites are just a click away? There’s no incentive until people are too addicted to the Net to turn off their computers, yet are bored with what’s available.
Nathan Myhrvold
Ignorance breeds antipathy. Until I got to know how computers worked, I didn’t want anything to do with them. I said, ‘Well, why do I need them? I write letters.’ Which I still do.
Viggo Mortensen
Inside all the computers of any large corporation is every decision that gets made. But people spend a huge amount of time trying to find the correct piece of information.
Stewart Butterfield
Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all.
John F. Kennedy
There were no PCs when I started programming on computers.
Dave Winer
There’s no other major item most of us own that is as confusing, unpredictable and unreliable as our personal computers.
Walt Mossberg
We have got so caught up in an insular world that swings between our phones, our computers and our heads that we have forgotten to look out of the window, and say, ‘Hey! It’s raining.’
Vikram Bhatt
I don’t like computers. I still like to do my drawings by hand.
Dieter Rams
A lot of journalists like to suck up to celebrities, and then as soon as they’re a safe distance away at their computers, they take shots. But that’s the way society has become, especially in pop culture.
Scott Weiland
I closely follow everything about user interface or human-computer interface: technology that makes computers closer to the way the human being actually functions.
Francois-Henri Pinault
Computers intimidate me.
Dylan Lauren
I guarantee you, yoga will compete with computers, music, sports, automobiles, the drug industry. Yoga will take over the world!
Bikram Choudhury
The way we live is changing. Each year, our free time shrinks a little more as computers clamor for an increasing percentage of our attention.
Ruth Reichl
A smartphone links patients’ bodies and doctors’ computers, which in turn are connected to the Internet, which in turn is connected to any smartphone anywhere. The new devices could put the management of an individual’s internal organs in the hands of every hacker, online scammer, and digital vandal on Earth.
Charles C. Mann
If somebody had told me when I was in graduate school, ‘Brian, in 35 years you’ll get a chance to fly the first commercial spacecraft with no computers,’ I’d have said, ‘I don’t think so. People are not going to be that stupid.’
Brian Binnie
Irony is going to be hard to get. You have to be master of the literal first. But then, Americans don’t get irony either. Computers are going to reach the level of Americans before Brits.
Geoffrey Hinton
My dad used to work at IBM, so we used to get discounts on computers and stuff, and I did have a ThinkPad.
Jimmy Fallon
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
Everyone talks about how much data’s in the world. Except, actually, 80% of it is pretty blind to computers. I mean, it can store it. But if it’s a movie, a poem, a song, it doesn’t know what it’s actually saying or doing.
Ginni Rometty
The next major explosion is going to be when genetics and computers come together. I’m talking about an organic computer – about biological substances that can function like a semiconductor.
Alvin Toffler
Our relationships with our computers are almost sexual, they’re so close. They’re just such a huge part of our lives.
Mackenzie Davis
The reason why Apple computers have worked so well over time is that, unlike Microsoft, they don’t bend over backward to be compatible with every piece of hardware or software in the digital universe. To code or create for Apple, you follow Apple’s rules. If you’re even allowed to.
Douglas Rushkoff
The most compelling reason for most people to buy a computer for the home will be to link it to a nationwide communications network. We’re just in the beginning stages of what will be a truly remarkable breakthrough for most people – as remarkable as the telephone.
Steve Jobs
Computers are great tools, but they need to be applied to the physical world.
Tony Fadell
If you want to make computers that really work, create a design team composed only of healthy, active women with lots else to do in their lives, and give them carte blanche.
Brian Eno
It is an interesting fact that during my tour I was never allowed access to computers, radios, or anything else that I might damage through curiosity, or perhaps something more sinister.
Robert B. Laughlin
I like people writing great songs on guitar or piano or what have you. I miss people getting on stage with real bands and real instruments and expressing themselves that way instead of with computers and technology.
John 5
I build computers.
Sean Murray
Computers add convenience to our everyday lives, but we are limited in what we can do with technology others have imagined. The ability for humans to teach machines entirely new things – coding – is nothing short of a superpower.
Tobias Lutke
Everyone has this perception that the bloggers, they say horrible things about you and they hide behind their computers where you can’t see them.
L’Wren Scott
Use a personal firewall. Configure it to prevent other computers, networks and sites from connecting to you, and specify which programs are allowed to connect to the net automatically.
Kevin Mitnick
I didn’t want there to be a computer on stage. When I see people with computers on stage, I think, ‘Are you sending e-mail?’ That’s so corny.
Pat Metheny
In effect, the Internet is a global connection of interconnected computers. It has been described as truly a peer-to-peer system with many distributed nodes and no central point of control architecture.
Miriam Defensor-Santiago
You couldn’t have fed the ’50s into a computer and come out with the ’60s.
Paul Kantner
Computers and electronic music are not the opposite of the warm human music. It’s exactly the same.
Bill Laswell
Computers were programmed to swap out error-prone, inconsistent human calculation with digital perfection.
David Autor
My goal wasn’t to make a ton of money. It was to build good computers.
Steve Wozniak
Computers make me totally blank out.
Dalai Lama
We need a lot more technically literate people. The computers are the tools that are going to solve essentially all problems, and the people who can use them better will be more effective.
Tobias Lutke
Future generations will know there’s nothing mystical about wetware because by 2100, Moore’s law will have given us tiny quantum computers powerful enough to upload a human soul.
Frank Tipler
For about half an hour in mid-1992, I knew as much as any layperson about the pleasures of remote access of other people’s computers.
Elizabeth McCracken
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
Every company that made computers when we started the Mac, they’re all gone.
Phil Schiller
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
But computers have changed the world for everyone, so there will be some way of working it out.
Debbie Harry
The internet could be a very positive step towards education, organisation and participation in a meaningful society.
Noam Chomsky
After a semester or so, my infatuation with computers burnt out as quickly as it had begun.
Eric Allin Cornell
None of us today know how to get computers to learn with the speed and flexibility of a child.
Andrew Ng
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.
John Warnock
Closed environments dominated the computing world of the 1970s and early ’80s. An operating system written for a Hewlett-Packard computer ran only on H.P. computers; I.B.M. controlled its software from chips up to the user interfaces.
Ellen Ullman
The form of computers has never been important, with speed and performance being the only things that mattered.
Jonathan Ive
We’ve got to be delivering young people, and people that are getting reeducated, people who are getting reemployed, into the marketplace with skills to work together, to understand computers, and to be able to be a part of that 21st century economy.
Ann McLane Kuster
I didn’t know much about computers. I still worked on a manual Olivetti typewriter.
Mona Simpson
This is a man who was 23 years old when he theorized the idea of creating a programmable machine, and in that way, Turing foresaw computers and artificial intelligence. These were revolutionary ideas at that time.
Morten Tyldum
I do two things. I design mobile computers and I study brains.
Jeff Hawkins
The idea behind digital computers may be explained by saying that these machines are intended to carry out any operations which could be done by a human computer.
Alan Turing
I think I thought it would be important for electronics as we knew it then, but that was a much simpler business and electronics was mostly radio and television and the first computers.
Jack Kilby
VR as a display technology, as it’s miniaturized and made comfortable and mainstream, will be a replacement for all other forms of display technology, input and output. So for anybody who works with computers all day, this is going to be our future.
Tim Sweeney
The internet is not for sissies.
Paul Vixie
Computers are the most powerful tools that humanity has ever created. Yet, we treat them largely as a black box; as if it were an alien artifact that magically appeared on desks, in homes, and in our pockets.
Tobias Lutke
I’m pretty much a dinosaur in the studio. I like things hand-drawn, even today. The story artists use Cintiqs, but I’m the only person who hasn’t completely converted to computers. I like the Cintiq, but there’s something about the raw emotional power of using paper and pencil.
Walt Dohrn
I would rather have racing without computers. The human side is forgotten, and instead of talking over what’s happening and just trusting the feel of the driver, the data becomes almost more important.
Jacques Villeneuve
It appears that the media filters we carry in our heads are like computers: they’ve been forced to get faster in order to keep up with the demands our high-speed society puts on them.
Roy H. Williams
It’s not as if I’ve never been awkward myself. I’m a big gamer, so I’ve had access to that type of personality. I used to go to these LAN parties; that was before high-speed Internet. The only way you could get lag-free gaming was to haul these huge computers to people’s houses.
Thomas Middleditch
The idea that so many kids eat rubbish and sit on computers all day long appals me and getting them into sport is a major way of getting them off computers and leading healthier lives.
Kirsty Gallacher
To err is human – and to blame it on a computer is even more so.
Robert Orben
When I first started running there were no computers. There was no such thing as a laptop.
Edwin Moses
The diverse threats we face are increasingly cyber-based. Much of America’s most sensitive data is stored on computers. We are losing data, money, and ideas through cyber intrusions. This threatens innovation and, as citizens, we are also increasingly vulnerable to losing our personal information.
James Comey
The manufacture and running of all the world’s computers, the toxicity of the hardware mountains that we currently dump on other countries; all this can be totted up on the environmental account of web-users and its authors.
Tristram Stuart
Computers can bully us. A slow and unreliable system will bring even the toughest soul to their knees as they find themselves completely defenseless against the erratic whims of their rogue machine.
Lou Ferrigno
When computers came online and people found out people weren’t mixing there was uproar, and outed. But now that hasn’t happened. People don’t seem to care.
Erick Morillo
My advice is not always so logical and consistent. But then, love is not logical and consistent. So why should my advice be? If you want that kind of thinking, go to a computer. Computers are always logical and consistent, and you see how often they get proposed to.
Zsa Zsa Gabor
I actually did not touch any type of computer until I came to America. I knew computers existed, yes, but I didn’t have access to them. In the Philippines, I did have video games.
Bretman Rock
Comedy has sort of been my life-long obsession. I literally obsessed over comedy. I really didn’t play sports – for me it was just comedy, computers and chess club; those were my big things.
Chris Hardwick
In my view, the fact that computers caught up to humans and completely dominate humans in chess and some other domains already, that says there’s evidence that, yes, in principle, they can be better programmers than humans.
Jaan Tallinn
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
Sci-fi films are the epic films of the day because we can no longer put 10,000 extras in the scene – but we can draw thousands of aliens with computers.
William Shatner
Computers are dangerous.
Harry Enfield
I graduated from high school in 1963. There were no computers, cell phones, Internet, credit cards, cassette tapes or cable TV.
Jeffrey Gitomer
People are seduced by signals from the world, but that is manipulation, not reality. Computers have learned more about us than we’ve learned about them.
Douglas Rushkoff
It was not until the appearance of cyberpunk in the 1980s that SF began to grapple in a broadly meaningful way with the reality of computers as something other than giant mainframes tended by crewcut IBM nerds.
Paul Di Filippo
My father raised me to build computers, hardware. Literally, as an 8 year old, I had a soldering iron and circuit boards, and this was in neighbourhoods that wouldn’t have a whole lot of money or anything. And I figured out ways to just hustle.
Jidenna
Computers absolutely changed my life. Before I had a computer, I had never written one thing. Not one thing. I’m a very bad speller and I was embarrassed by that. When I would type, the little mistakes would make me nutty, and I would never edit anything.
Penn Jillette
The Cube is approximately – it’s around the same age as the Internet, and in that time, we had no personal computers yet.
Erno Rubik
As a kid, I was always into art at the same time as computers, and eventually I realised I was making more interesting stuff with my keyboard than with my hands. I really enjoyed modifying computer games more than playing them, so that got me into programming.
Aaron Koblin
People are on their computers more than watching TV, because you can only watch voyeur TV, which is basically what reality shows are, for so long.
Stephen Root
My daughter was 10 years old when she told me she hated computers. As someone who has spent her career helping build one of the largest tech companies in the world, I was in shock. Suddenly an issue I faced repeatedly at work – the lack of women in tech – hit squarely at home.
Susan Wojcicki
I am such a gearhead. In my recording studio, I personally engineer and edit everything on computers.
Tommy Lee
There has never been an unexpectedly short debugging period in the history of computers.
Steven Levy
In fact, technology has been the story of human progress from as long back as we know. In 100 years people will look back on now and say, ‘That was the Internet Age.’ And computers will be seen as a mere ingredient to the Internet Age.
Reed Hastings
Google is about information and computers and making things really fast. Facebook is about the sharing and connections. These missions give these companies direction and motivation.
Paul Buchheit
The whole hardware industry has experienced the phenomenon in which every time computers get cheaper, they appeal to a new set of users; every time they get more powerful, old customers upgrade.
Nathan Myhrvold
As a child, I did what any normal kid who grew up without any electricity would do – I spent countless hours working on a computer wired to my parents’ car battery… and learned how to code. This natural passion for computers lead me into the Internet market during the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Ryan Holmes
Everyone knows, or should know, that everything we type on our computers or say into our cell phones is being disseminated throughout the datasphere. And most of it is recorded and parsed by big data servers. Why do you think Gmail and Facebook are free? You think they’re corporate gifts? We pay with our data.
Douglas Rushkoff
It was a huge challenge to learn digital painting well enough so that computers don’t pop into mind when one sees one.
Berkeley Breathed
Even in the developing parts of the world, kids take to computers like fish to water.
Nicholas Negroponte
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
Personal computers were created by some teenagers in garages because the, the wisdom of the computer industry was that people didn’t want these little toys on their desk.
Howard Rheingold
Everybody jokes about that old story about the world only needing five computers, but when you think about it, that’s where we’re heading.
Matt Mullenweg
The ownership of computers in the home is far less than the statistics show, because usually when the computer breaks down once, that is the end of it for a long, long time. They do not have the money or incentive to get the computer repaired.
Major Owens
I do like to get away from technology. I still read a lot. Having said that, most of my reading is on computers or a Kindle or an iPad.
Martin Cooper
My generation is so tied up in television, computers, and video games. When we were born, MTV was already there. It was normal.
Shooter Jennings
We want the digital world to bend to your physical life, your real emotional life as a person, and we don’t want you to bend to computers.
Rony Abovitz
For short term relaxation, I take a hot tub. It’s my best way to unblock writers’ block, too. For a bit longer relaxation, I enjoy camping. Just being in the wilderness, with no phones or computers or anything I have to do really refreshes my spirit.
Ellen Hopkins
I just bought a Mac to help me design the next Cray.
Seymour Cray
There is a real danger that computers will develop intelligence and take over. We urgently need to develop direct connections to the brain so that computers can add to human intelligence rather than be in opposition.
Stephen Hawking
There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.
Stephen Hawking
In the developed world, we are surrounded by electronics – from the computers on our desks to the smart phones in our pockets to the thermostats in our homes to our data in the virtual cloud.
Joe Kaeser
Growing up, I spent my time doing useless stuff looking at computers.
Tobias Lutke
Strangely enough, the linking of computers has taken place democratically, even anarchically. Its rules and habits are emerging in the open light, rather shall behind the closed doors of security agencies or corporate operations centers.
James Gleick
It was used for decades to describe talented computer enthusiasts, people whose skill at using computers to solve technical problems and puzzles was – and is – respected and admired by others possessing similar technical skills.
Kevin Mitnick
I don’t think ‘Sugar Man’ is a music doc any more than ‘The Social Network’ is about computers. It just happens to have the best soundtrack ever.
Malik Bendjelloul
People already have bionic arms and legs that work by the power of thought. And we increasingly outsource mental and communicative activities to computers. We are merging with our smartphones. Very soon, they will just be part of the body.
Yuval Noah Harari
I don’t know where anyone ever got the idea that technology, in and of itself, was a savior. Like all human-created ‘progress,’ computers are problematic, giving and taking away.
Ellen Ullman
I built computers and stuff when I was a teenager and whatever.
Flying Lotus
I’m not very technically minded. I mean, I don’t know how to do e-mail on computers.
Kate Winslet
I get hired to hack into computers now and sometimes it’s actually easier than it was years ago.
Kevin Mitnick
People are craving this great progress in electronics, going after computers, the Internet, etc. It’s a giant progress technologically. But they must have a balance of soul, a balance for human beauty. That means art has an important role.
Mstislav Rostropovich
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
I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.
Isaac Asimov
While the digital transformation of industries will be profound, we must keep in mind that it will have wider economic and social impact, too, as with previous revolutions driven by steam and coal, electricity and computers.
Pierre Nanterme
I just think people have a lot of fiction. But, you know, I mean, the real story of Facebook is just that we’ve worked so hard for all this time. I mean, the real story is actually probably pretty boring, right? I mean, we just sat at our computers for six years and coded.
Mark Zuckerberg
Originally, I was in both software and in online computing. The first innovation really was sort of at that time that we’re marrying the telephone and the computer so that people wouldn’t have to drive to the computer center. We didn’t have $1,000 computers.
Sam Wyly
India for sure is a mobile-first country. But I don’t think it will be a mobile-only country for all time. An emerging market will have more computing in their lives, not less computing, as there is more GDP and there is more need. As they grow, they will also want computers that grow from their phone.
Satya Nadella
When I grew up we had gym at school, two or three dance classes after school, ice skating lessons, and all sorts of sports at our finger tips. We weren’t glued to computers because they didn’t exist, so being active was all we knew.
Lisa Loeb
I always have traveled with a camera throughout my life, but I always had my old 35mm film camera. When I was training to go into space, the only equipment there was a digital camera. I went through a fast-track class on Earth. It actually was fun, though I’m basically a dinosaur with computers.
Guy Laliberte
When a monk takes a vow of silence, is he still allowed to post messages on the Internet? Chances are God won’t find out. Being ancient, God probably can’t work computers. He holds the mouse gingerly, like it’s made of fine china.
Charlie Brooker
The idea that computers can ever replace teachers and schools reveals a deep lack of understanding about the role leadership plays in student success.
Wendy Kopp
I’m always working. I don’t really set limits. I tend to go in bursts. And in between, I’m doing my taxes, answering the phone, and all those kinds of things. I waste a lot of time. Computers take a lot of time. I love computers.
Richard Dooling
No one has any faith in the tape anymore – everyone just relies on computers and considers the hardrive to be the safest option, and I don’t. I think an analog tape is something you can hold.
Dave Grohl
I like computers as a tool. I like them as an instrument. I think they’re just pretty.
Dallas Roberts
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
When I was a kid, I played ‘Super Mario Bros’ and ‘Megaman 2’ and ‘3’ for hours and hours, trying to convince my mother they were good for me because they helped my hand-eye coordination. They influenced a whole generation of people to make computers what they are now, through problem-solving and so on.
Lee Pace
A lot of the design courses in schools and colleges don’t incorporate very much making, and a lot of the making courses incorporate too much technology and computers.
David Linley
In the future, I’m sure there will be a lot more robots in every aspect of life. If you told people in 1985 that in 25 years they would have computers in their kitchen, it would have made no sense to them.
Rodney Brooks
There are more clocks than ever – clocks on computers, on cell phones, on televisions, on any screen available, telling time to the digital second – but they all seem to matter less.
Stacey D’Erasmo
We could say we want the Web to reflect a vision of the world where everything is done democratically. To do that, we get computers to talk with each other in such a way as to promote that ideal.
Tim Berners-Lee
Everywhere I look, there are ads marking Mother’s Day. Mostly they conform to stereotype: flowers, jewelry, perfume. Not a lot of books. Not many computers. Few tools. Little that’s useful.
Margaret Heffernan
Using social media to hurt and destroy is callous, acted out by cowards hiding behind computers. My advice is to ignore negativity. Focus on the love around.
Martin Garrix
I’m looking to evolve the concept of the new renaissance artist, taking the world by storm through the art of public display and demonstration, with technical savvy, using cell phones and computers.
Perry Farrell
The technological revolution at home makes it much easier for computers to do our work.
Fareed Zakaria
Computers can see, and understand what people say via speech recognition.
Jeff Dean
We’ve been working now with computers and education for 30 years, computers in developing countries for 20 years, and trying to make low-cost machines for 10 years. This is not a sudden turn down the road.
Nicholas Negroponte
I got up with my wife, I sat down at the computer when she went to work, and I didn’t stop until she got home.
Stephen R. George
We believe the singularity is inevitable, and all businesses will be redefined as computers overtake humans in intelligence.
Masayoshi Son
Once you acknowledge that human brains are basically made of atoms and acknowledge that atoms are governed by simple laws of physics, then there is no reasoning principle why computers couldn’t do anything that people are doing, and we don’t really see any evidence that this is not the case.
Jaan Tallinn
You can model experiments on computers now and then execute them, and you don’t actually need a fully stocked lab.
Arvind Gupta
If you take a regular animated film, that’s being done by animators on computers, so the filmmaking is a fairly technical process.
Peter Jackson
Computers can’t find the unexpected, but people can when they eyeball the data.
Debra Fischer
As a rule, software systems do not work well until they have been used, and have failed repeatedly, in real applications.
Dave Parnas
While the recent addition of the National Guard providing a support role manning computers and cameras has allowed more Border Patrol agents to work the field, more agents are still needed.
Timothy Murphy
At home, we’re listening to TV or playing with our computers, so our entertaining is rusting. We don’t know how to be good hosts and guests in business situations.
Letitia Baldrige
If I wasn’t a professional scientist, I’d be an amateur scientist. But plan B was to go into computers.
Michio Kaku
People are good at intuition, living our lives. What are computers good at? Memory.
Eric Schmidt
The whole aesthetics of computers very much feeds into my OCD. They fill my head with obsessionalities and my actions become very repetitive. It seems quite inimical to the dreamy state out of which fiction comes which seems so much less causally repetitive than the way one works on computers.
Will Self
No one ever said on their deathbed, ‘Gee, I wish I had spent more time alone with my computer’.
Danielle Berry
I’m actually pretty good with computers. I use computers when I’m working on making and producing music, so I do know a thing or two!
Nick Jonas
When I was a graduate student in computer science in the early 2000s, computers were barely able to detect sharp edges in photographs, let alone recognize something as loosely defined as a human face.
Fei-Fei Li
As the Kindle’s dread grip on digital publishing is challenged by tablet computers and Android smartphones, with their bright screens and high resolution, the need for illustration is growing.
Chris Riddell
I think we are at the very beginning of high changes, not only in terms of digital film, but in the way the movies will be screened, whether they’ll be screened on phones, on computers – on everything.
Michel Hazanavicius
I think that what computers have done is just disastrous to the language.
Gary Paulsen
We resemble computers intellectually and animals emotionally.
Mother Angelica
Companies are accustomed to dismissing employees for misuse of computers at work.
Bill Dedman
Right at the start, when I was about 13 or 14, I only had an Amiga 500 Plus running a bit of tracker software called OctaMED. My brother was big into his computers, and when he moved up to a proper PC, I took charge of the Amiga.
Calvin Harris
I like stuff designed by dead people. The old designers. They always got it right because they didn’t have to grow up with computers. All of the people that made the spoon and the dishes and the vacuum cleaner didn’t have microprocessors and stuff. You could do a good design back then.
John Maeda
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
Even when I work with computers, with high technology, I always try to put in the touch of the hand.
Issey Miyake
The first thing I think, I was building computers, I started to build a computer when I was 17 or 18 at home, an IBM compatible computer, and then I started to sell computers, and when I sold a computer to a company called Ligo I think, and they were selling systems which became blockbuster.
Peter Jones
The early cyberpunk idea was that networked computers would let us do our work at home, as freelancers, and then transact directly with peers over networks. Digital technology would create tremendous slack, allow us to apply its asynchronous, decentralized qualities to our own work and lives.
Douglas Rushkoff
I was born in Tamil Nadu. I built HCL in UP. The first computers of the world were built in UP, and the UP government has supported us all through.
Shiv Nadar
Everybody uses computers to train so much now that the first nine or 10 moves of a match are made without thinking.
Hikaru Nakamura
In computers, we do all kinds of manual manipulations. We grab and drag icons. We click on and open windows. We pull down a screen. We stretch a screen. We scroll up and down.
Louis B. Rosenberg
I take computers practically apart and put them back together. I have a supercomputer I built over the years out of different computers.
Jared Leto
Computers are to design as microwaves are to cooking.
Milton Glaser
Theaters are always going to be around, and doing fine. With computers and technology, we’re becoming more and more secluded from each other. And the movie theater is one of the last places where we can still gather and experience something together. I don’t think the desire for that magic will ever go away.
Wolfgang Petersen
Computers and the Internet have made it really easy to rant. It’s made everyone overly opinionated.
Scott Weiland
Over the eons I’ve been a fan of, and sucker for, each latest automated system to ‘simplify’ and ‘bring order to’ my life. Very early on this led me to the beautiful-and-doomed Lotus Agenda for my DOS computers, and Actioneer for the early Palm.
James Fallows
If you like overheads, you’ll love PowerPoint.
Edward Tufte
To me, there is something superbly symbolic in the fact that an astronaut, sent up as assistant to a series of computers, found that he worked more accurately and more intelligently than they. Inside the capsule, man is still in charge.
Adlai Stevenson II
Something else has happened with computers.
Seth Lloyd
We carry around computers in our pockets. Many people barely use them as phones. We use them as computers. If you think about the future, when you’re traveling around, it’s great to have a lightweight, small form factor.
Mitchell Baker
Computers are scary. They’re nightmares to fix, lose our stuff, and, on occasion, they crash, producing the blue screen of death. Steve Jobs knew this. He knew that computers were bulky and hernia-inducing and Darth Vader black. He understood the value of declarative design.
Wesley Morris
I’m encouraging kids to use computers at their own pace to build aspirations.
Sugata Mitra
As computer intelligence gets better, what will be possible when we interface our brains with computers? It might sound scary, but early evidence suggests otherwise: interfacing brains with machines can be helpful in treating traumatic brain injury, repairing spinal cord damage, and countless other applications.
Bill Maris
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
Juries are not computers. They are composed of human beings who evaluate evidence differently.
Alan Dershowitz
And my real enemy is not to hold the specimen sterile, but it’s the lighting. The light is our real enemy. So we have to work with very very poor lighting. But we can increase the light with computers.
Lennart Nilsson
I am not the only person who uses his computer mainly for the purpose of diddling with his computer.
Dave Barry
In almost every technology area that we’re ahead in, we’re ahead in because the United States leads the world in computers.
W. Daniel Hillis
I took computers in high school. I would do all my own programming, but I didn’t see the future of computers for anything other than data processing. Who was going to use a computer for communications?
Craig Hatkoff
Because you have things like ‘American Idol’ and you’ve got radio stations that play music made entirely by computers, it’s easy to forget there are bands with actual people playing actual instruments that rock.
Dave Grohl
Nowadays shots are created in post-production, on computers. It’s not really photography.
Mary Ellen Mark
With our work at Kazaa, we began seeing growing broadband connections and more powerful computers and more streaming multimedia, and we saw that the traditional way of communicating by phone no longer made a lot of sense.
Niklas Zennstrom
A smartphone is a computer – it’s not built using a computer – the job it does is the job of being a computer. So, everything we say about computers, that the software you run should be free – you should insist on that – applies to smart phones just the same. And likewise to those tablets.
Richard Stallman
I don’t look at computers as opponents. For me it is much more interesting to beat humans.
Magnus Carlsen
There are hundreds of competitors in the direct marketing of computers. We have been very successful because of quality, price, service and the way we treat the customer.
Ted Waitt
What do we want our kids to do? Sweep up around Japanese computers?
Walter F. Mondale
Desktop computers – boxes inside boxes – began appearing in those cubicles in the mid-eighties, electrical cords curling on the floor like so many ropes.
Jill Lepore
I got interested in computers and how they could be enslaved to the megalomaniac impulses of a teenager.
Eugene Jarvis
More than any other modern tool, computers are a total mystery to their users. Most people never open them up to fix them or to see how they work.
Clive Thompson
I’ve come to a view that humans will continue to do what we do well, and that computers will continue to do what they do very well, and the two will coexist, but in different spaces.
Eric Schmidt
But I’m so slow on it because I find it terribly hard writing blind on computers. The computer speaks to me, but it’s just so slow, I’m so terribly slow using it.
Jack Vance
Imagine if we can just talk to our computers and have it understand, ‘Please schedule a meeting with Bob for next week.’ Or if each child could have a personalized tutor. Or if self-driving cars could save all of us hours of driving.
Andrew Ng
What we did not imagine was a Web of people, but a Web of documents.
Dale Dougherty
We didn’t know the importance of home computers before the Internet. We had them mostly for fun, then the Internet came along and was enabled by all the PCs out there.
Burt Rutan
As someone who was basically a software engineer for many years, I became fascinated with how the brain functions and is put together and works in such a different fashion than computers do.
Paul Allen
I got up with my wife, I sat down at the computer when she went to work, and I didn’t stop until she got home.
Stephen R. George
I’m impressed by the way some illustrators develop their images on computers, but it’s too late for me to start, and I’m still in love with paper and paint and pencils.
Anthony Browne
The most used program in computers and education is PowerPoint. What are you learning about the nature of the medium by knowing how do to a great PowerPoint presentation? Nothing. It certainly doesn’t teach you how to think critically about living in a culture of simulation.
Sherry Turkle
Stock exchanges say that more than half of all trades are now executed by just a handful of high-frequency traders, who use rapid-fire computers to essentially force slower investors to give up profits, then disappear before anyone knows what happened.
Charles Duhigg
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
Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.
Joseph Campbell
Technology has moved away from sharing and toward ownership. This suits software and hardware companies just fine: They create new, bloated programs that require more disk space and processing power. We buy bigger, faster computers, which then require more complex operating systems, and so on.
Douglas Rushkoff
Technological developments are changing the way we live, and there is much talk of digitalisation and the disruptive business models enabled by smart phones, tablets, computers, and the ‘Internet of things.’
Sharan Burrow
I loathe computers more and more, so I have one I can shut down and shelve like a book.
Will Self
That was something that shaped my thinking regarding Estonia: the idea that we should be getting our young people to work with computers.
Toomas Hendrik Ilves
Instead of the cashier and ticket-ripper of the movie theater, the block chain consists of thousands of computers that can process digital tickets, money, and many other fiduciary objects in digital form. Think of thousands of robots wearing green eye shades, all checking each other’s accounting.
Nick Szabo
I look like a geeky hacker, but I don’t know anything about computers.
Justin Long
In 2004, the iPod was a novelty, and tablet computers were a dream. Now we take for granted that we can see whatever we want whenever and wherever we want to see it, be it ‘Grand Illusion’ or ‘Duck Dynasty.’
Terry Teachout
Our successes have been so great and so rapid that, within 20 years, we’ve gotten a third of the world’s population online, shrunk our computers to the size of our hands, and connected each to each.
Caterina Fake
Some computers have security software that make it impossible to hack into, and it’s the same with brains – some malfunction, and some, you can’t hack into them at all.
Keith Barry
We’re going to be able to ask our computers to monitor things for us, and when certain conditions happen, are triggered, the computers will take certain actions and inform us after the fact.
Steve Jobs
While in the early days of networks, growth was limited by slowness and cost at numerous points – expensive telephone connections, computers that crashed, browsers that didn’t work – the rise of the smartphone has essentially changed all that.
Om Malik
When I launched the development of the GNU system, I explicitly said the purpose of developing this system is so we can use our computers and have freedom, thus if you use some other free system instead but you have freedom, then it’s a success. It’s not popularity for our code but it’s success for our goal.
Richard Stallman
I don’t type on the computer or edit. Law students who went to law school really just a couple years after I did were brought up all on the computers and that’s how they do it, but I was still part of the older school.
John Roberts
I favor pocket-sized hard drives that travel between home and office, syncing with computers on both ends.
Barton Gellman
Charlestoning is hard. People were fit in the ’20s to be able to do that. I guess they didn’t sit in front of their computers all day.
Elizabeth Debicki
Computers seem a little too adaptively flexible, like the strange natives, odd societies, and head cases we study in the social sciences. There’s more opposable thumb in the digital world than I care for; it’s awfully close to human.
P. J. O’Rourke
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.
Andy Rooney
So technologies, whether it is a telephone or an iPhone, computers in general or automobiles, television even, all individualize us. We all sit in front of our iPhones and communicating but are we really communicating?
Henry Mintzberg
As a science fiction fan, I had always assumed that when computers supplemented our intelligence, it would be because we outsourced some of our memory to them. We would ask questions, and our machines would give oracular – or supremely practical – replies.
Gary Wolf
I think I compose as a listener: improvising and listening back excites me because I get to ideas that never would have occurred. Then I bring in the computers and samplers… and I begin to loop and process and change them.
Thomas Newman
By the time we get to the 2040s, we’ll be able to multiply human intelligence a billionfold. That will be a profound change that’s singular in nature. Computers are going to keep getting smaller and smaller. Ultimately, they will go inside our bodies and brains and make us healthier, make us smarter.
Ray Kurzweil
Coding is like writing, and we live in a time of the new industrial revolution. What’s happened is that maybe everybody knows how to use computers, like they know how to read, but they don’t know how to write.
Susan Wojcicki
My mom bought a computer in the ’80s to do accounting, and she was so smart at computers that we spent all our time with them. My childhood was sitting on the floor of her office and figuring out how to program with my mom.
Brianna Wu
I am a child of digital generation. I have done most of the records with Rilo Kiley on computers, on Pro Tools or other digital programs.
Jenny Lewis
I thought of computers as very low class. I thought of myself as a pure mathematician and was interested in partial differential equations and topology and things like that.
Whitfield Diffie
If you could utilize the resources of the end users’ computers, you could do things much more efficiently.
Niklas Zennstrom
Computers will understand sarcasm before Americans do.
Geoffrey Hinton
I’m a ’70s mom, and my daughter is a ’90s mom. I know a lot of women my age who are real computer freaks.
Florence Henderson
Scientists have discovered that, as we age, our brains act like computers with fuller and fuller hard drives. So when we’re trying to recall a fact or a word or a name, it takes us longer, because – to put it scientifically – our brains hold a lot of ‘stuff.’
Faith Salie
People don’t understand computers. Computers are magical boxes that do things. People believe what computers tell them.
Bruce Schneier
The capacity of computers is doubling every eight months. It’s exponential development. I think it’s a real threat, actually, that a computer one day will be more intelligent than us.
David Lagercrantz
Today, computers help us making the music. It’s really a tool.
Yael Naim
It was the summer of 1998. At that point, we were just scrounging around to find resources; we had stolen these computers from all over the department, sort of.
Sergey Brin
Computing is not about computers any more. It is about living.
Nicholas Negroponte
We think of computers as smart and powerful machines. But your goldfish is smarter.
Jason Fried
We’re getting so pulled in by computers and technology, and our kids have their face in the computers all day. The human relationship is being diminished by this.
Lenny Kravitz
Yes, I was a big math and computer geek, that’s true. I was driven by the scholastic side of things. For me, it was all about what I could do with math and computers.
Brian Acton
The only thing I do on a computer is play Texas Hold ‘Em, really. Obviously my cell phone is a computer. My car is a computer. I’m on computers every day without actively seeking them out.
John Hawkes
Beatbullying’s ‘The Big March 2012’ is such a brilliant campaign and I am very proud to be a part of it. I have been a victim of cyber bullying myself and I know firsthand just how hurtful it can be. People think that they can hide behind computers and send nasty and hurtful comments to people, and this is wrong.
Katherine Jenkins
Computers have become more friendly, understandable, and lots of years and thought have been put into developing software to convince people that they want and need a computer.
Roberta Williams
I wouldn’t call myself a geek, but I do sometimes teach Mommy and Daddy stuff about computers. And I do watch TV, but only informative programmes like the news and documentaries.
Adora Svitak
When I left Apple, it had $2 billion of cash. It was the most profitable computer company in the world – not just personal computers – and Apple was the number one selling computer.
John Sculley
I was nerdy and really into computers. I was a good student until my senior year, when I started traveling and had a lot of absences.
Tony Hawk
Computers have cut-and-paste functions. So does right-wing historical memory.
Rick Perlstein
I just like music that sounds like music. Not like machines and computers and things that you design to make things sound slick and perfect.
Zooey Deschanel
I did not grow up around computers, so technology was not a tool used every day in my household. I was drawn to computer science due to the creative nature of programming and the technology focus.
Kimberly Bryant
People are mostly focused on defending the computers on the Internet, and there’s been surprisingly little attention to defending the Internet itself as a communications medium.
W. Daniel Hillis
Your car should drive itself. It’s amazing to me that we let humans drive cars… It’s a bug that cars were invented before computers.
Eric Schmidt
I have a crazy amount of different jobs, so the way I manage that is to not do more than one at a time. It’s like old computers that had small memory chips, they would do something called swapping, where they would fill the memory with one task, do it and get it out.
Louis C. K.
Electromagnetic theory and experiment gave us the telephone, radio, TV, computers, and made the internal combustion engine practical – thus, the car and airplane, leading inevitably to the rocket and outer-space exploration.
Gregory Benford
Why does everyone think the future is space helmets, silver foil, and talking like computers, like a bad episode of Star Trek?
Tracey Ullman
For me, growing up coding and computers and video games wasn’t something that was cool, but it was something that I was always passionate about. I never let the fact that that wasn’t something that was cool take me away from it.
iJustine
I grew up before computers. Computers are changing things, not all for the good.
Graham Hawkes
You have to be very skilled in this industry. I grew in this industry; we created the very beginnings of this industry. We made the first PCs (personal computers) in the world.
Shiv Nadar
The whole thought of a career with computers – given that hardly anybody even knew what they were – it wasn’t even a concept.
James Gosling
Stationery gets me excited because it has an individual character, unlike computers, which may be convenient but are generic and bland.
Damon Galgut
I have always believed that technology should do the hard work – discovery, organization, communication – so users can do what makes them happiest: living and loving, not messing with annoying computers! That means making our products work together seamlessly.
Larry Page
I got my first computer at the age of 6. To me, it was magic. By the time I was 12, I wanted to know the secrets behind the wizardry, and that started my journey toward computer programming. This was the early 1990s, when computers weren’t built for the mass market.
Tobias Lutke
I first got interested in the brain through computers.
Paul Allen
Computers and smart devices are among the greatest intellectual gifts ever created for man but, if not balanced with human contact, may offer little to develop one’s heart.
Angela Ahrendts
Many of our own people here in this country do not ask about computers, telephones and television sets. They ask – when will we get a road to our village.
Thabo Mbeki
We are having trouble finding teachers to teach STEM. We also need to make sure schools have the resources. Some communities have multiple computers for each student in their schools. Other schools don’t have textbooks, let alone computers.
Brad Schneider
My first introduction to computers and computer programming came during my freshman year of college. I majored in electrical engineering with a minor in computer science, so I learned during my required courses at Vanderbilt University.
Kimberly Bryant
I don’t really like encouraging people to go on the Internet too much, we’re constantly distracted with the Internet and computers.
Ben Howard
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
When humans team up with computers to play chess, the humans who do best are not necessarily the strongest players. They’re the ones who are modest and who know when to listen to the computer. Often, what the human adds is knowledge of when the computer needs to look more deeply.
Tyler Cowen
There’s an evolution from, today we tell computers to do stuff for us, to where computers can actually do stuff for us. For example, if I go and pick up my kids, it would be good for my car to be aware that my kids have entered the car and change the music to something that’s appropriate for them.
Sundar Pichai
A computer is a general-purpose machine with which we engage to do some of our deepest thinking and analyzing. This tool brings with it assumptions about structuredness, about defined interfaces being better. Computers abhor error.
Ellen Ullman
Humans are still much better than computers at recognizing speech.
Geoffrey Hinton
Apple excels at taking existing concepts – computers, MP3 players, conceit – and carefully streamlining them into glistening ergonomic chunks of concentrated aspiration.
Charlie Brooker
Dell fills its computers with crapware, collecting fees from McAfee and other vendors to pre-install ‘trial’ versions.
Barton Gellman
My e-mail address is actually my wife’s e-mail address. I actually hate computers.
Joe Sakic
I’ve never really been very interested in computers themselves. I don’t watch them; I watch how people behave around them. That’s becoming more difficult to do because everything is around them.
William Gibson
With my wife Camille’s help, I took to social networking. I’m working with the computers.
Bill Cosby
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
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.
Vint Cerf
I grew up around electronic instruments. To me, the turntable is an electronic device. At the same time, I had access to drum machines and keyboards through my uncle; then track recorders into computers. At an early age, I was messing with computers more than most hip-hop musicians.
Ali Shaheed Muhammad
Computer science is one of the worst things that ever happened to either computers or to science.
Neil Gershenfeld
The human brain works in, so far, mysterious and wondrous ways that are completely different than the ways that computers calculate. Things like appetite or emotion, how do those function in the brain?
Paul Allen
I was writing my Ph.D. in the late 1980s and was keeping an eye on what was happening in the world. It became obvious to me that Russia couldn’t live without computers. I think I worked this out a year before anyone else. I started looking for people who could help import them.
Bidzina Ivanishvili
Maths is fundamentally a different process in education than it is in the real world. There is an insistence that we do maths by hand when most of it is done by computers. The idea that you have to do everything by hand before you can operate a computer is nonsense.
Conrad Wolfram
So the thing I realized rather gradually – I must say starting about 20 years ago now that we know about computers and things – there’s a possibility of a more general basis for rules to describe nature.
Stephen Wolfram
I think smartphones are one of humanity’s most remarkable creations: computers are amazing enough, but a supercomputer you can carry in your pocket and communicate instantly with anyone, anywhere… it’s no wonder they’re troublingly addictive.
John Lanchester
As far as solving India’s problems with technology is concerned, I think there are some wrong assumptions in making computing work at the grassroots. We need to go beyond the notion of technology being all about computers.
Pranav Mistry
In the past, missionaries have traveled to far countries with the message of the gospel – with great hardship and often with the loss of life. In contrast, we can reach millions instantly from the comfort of our homes by merely hitting the ‘send’ button on our computers, or with iPads, or phones.
Ray Comfort
With all the abundance we have of computers and computing, what is scarce is human attention and time.
Satya Nadella
There’s my education in computers, right there; this is the whole thing, everything I took out of a book.
Howard Aiken
I start every book with something that outrages me. I’m outraged by the FBI, the CIA, and computers that seem to have catalogued our lives. Power too often is accompanied by irresponsibility.
Robert Ludlum
Think? Why think! We have computers to do that for us.
Jean Rostand
I believe in the potential of all things possibly imagined that can be made into a reality. My uncle was a Swedish scientist, and in the 1970s, he would speak of computers controlling most things in the future and self-driving cars and wireless communication. All the things that we are living with now.
Dean Haglund
I believe China is a major trade violator. The Chinese break all the rules. They counterfeit our goods, steal our international property rights, and hack the computers of our industries and government. Something must be done about it.
Lawrence Kudlow
I’ve never had Internet access. Actually, I have looked at things on other people’s computers as a bystander. A few times in my life I’ve opened email accounts, twice actually, but it’s something I don’t want in my life right now.
Jhumpa Lahiri
I’m pretty into computers. I used to be a lot more into it when I was younger.
Cameron Dallas
Google is working on self-driving cars, and they seem to work. People are so bad at driving cars that computers don’t have to be that good to be much better. Any time you stand in line at the DMV and look around, you’re like, ‘Oh, my God, I wish all these people were replaced by computer drivers.’
Marc Andreessen
Video games and computers have become babysitters for kids.
Taylor Kitsch
Ever since Newton, we’ve done science by taking things apart to see how they work. What the computer enables us to do is to put things together to see how they work: we’re now synthesized rather than analysed. I find one of the most enthralling aspects of computers is limitless communication.
Douglas Adams
Now that we’ve got computers, you can pump up anything that anybody ever uttered.
Dick Clark
Introduced in the 1960s, multitasking is an engineering strategy for making computers more efficient. Human beings are the slowest elements in a system.
Ellen Ullman
Some of our best and unexpected discoveries have been born out of crises – from the Second World War, for example, came Alan Turing’s decoding machine, widely considered as the precursor to modern day computers and artificial intelligence.
Alok Sharma
Man, I don’t want to have nothing to do with computers. I don’t want the government in my business.
Erykah Badu
You can look at stats as much as you want – and we do – but you can have too much of it. You can spend too much time looking at computers rather than looking at the real thing which is out there on the pitch. I still think that being a good judge of players is the most important thing.
Harry Redknapp
Your computer needn’t be the first thing your see in the morning and the last thing you see at night.
Simon Mainwaring
I was a nerd, growing up, I was really into computers and technology, and most of my friends were basically in that world as well.
Sam Esmail
For computer communications, computers talk in little bursts. They’re not continuous like speech.
Bob Kahn
We used our brains to create and program them, and now we have to continue to use our brains to prevent computers from taking over our lives.
Lorne Greene
The Semantic Web is not a separate Web but an extension of the current one, in which information is given well-defined meaning, better enabling computers and people to work in cooperation.
Tim Berners-Lee
More and more people are seeing the films on computers – lousy sound, lousy picture – and they think they’ve seen the film, but they really haven’t.
David Lynch
Lighter computers and lighter sensors would let you have more function in a given weight, which is very important if you are launching things into space, and you have to pay by the pound to put things there.
Ralph Merkle
When I first started making ambient music, I was setting up systems using synthesizers that generated pulses more or less randomly. The end result is a kind of music that continuously changes. Of course, until computers came along, all I could actually present of that work was a piece of its output.
Brian Eno
Yes, my children are fascinated by design of technology and computers. And I am very happy with that. Today design is a wide world; it doesn’t have to be interiors or architecture. It could be anything.
Sussanne Khan
Given the volume of PC sales and the way McAfee runs its operation, I imagine there must be thousands of phantom subscribers – folks who signed up once upon a time and left the software behind two or three computers ago.
Barton Gellman
Americans fear losing control if they’re forced to ride in autonomous vehicles. These same Americans fly in airplanes every day that largely are flown by computers, and impressively efficient ones at that.
Adam Lashinsky
The humanitarian developers behind World of Warcraft have also discovered a way to bribe gamers into turning off their computers and going outside. If you log off for a few days, your character will be more ‘rested’ when you resume playing, a mode that temporarily speeds up your leveling.
Clive Thompson
My love of computers, besides being practical, is very direct and visceral. I love the way things look on the screen.
Penn Jillette
I got into computers back in the early ’80s, so it was a natural progression of learning about e-mail in the mid-’80s and getting into the Internet when it opened up in the early ’90s.
Roger McGuinn
Never trust a computer you can’t throw out a window.
Steve Wozniak
I hate the thought of my children being glued to a screen. Children only play on computers all day because their parents let them.
Mariella Frostrup
We’ve lost these qualities, these abilities to do something by hand. Some illustrators have it still, but it’s just not art. We have photography. We have cameras and computers that do it better and faster.
Gerhard Richter
Software comes from heaven when you have good hardware.
Ken Olsen
Computers do the calculating to allow people to transform the world.
Conrad Wolfram
Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest.
Isaac Asimov
If it hadn’t been for our Traf-O-Data venture, and if it hadn’t been for all that time spent on UW computers, you could argue that Microsoft might not have happened.
Paul Allen
You can go as far back as fifth grade, and you will find me tinkering with media and computers, making things that are a little off the beaten track.
Robin Sloan
You can’t have thousands of cars without good computers on the electric grid.
Shai Agassi
I’m interested in all kinds of pictures, however they are made, with cameras, with paint brushes, with computers, with anything.
David Hockney
I honestly believe that people sit behind their computers and just get really brave.
Leslie Jones
Perhaps one day we will have machines that can cope with approximate task descriptions, but in the meantime, we have to be very prissy about how we tell computers to do things.
Richard P. Feynman
The new generation of musicians is writing music on computers, and this is very sad because the quality of songwriting has crashed and dived. There are some songs out that are made by only one guy who works a computer and doesn’t play any instruments.
Joe Walsh
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
I know so many people who actually just watch television on their computers now and don’t even really watch their TV anymore.
Busy Philipps
I’m not a luddite. Science, computers, medicine, they’re all great. But nature is context. That which we can’t control. Its constant mortality and immortality is an answer to the terror of finite existence. It reassures the soul.
Victoria Coren Mitchell
Bill Gates is the pope of the personal computer industry. He decides who’s going to build.
Larry Ellison
We’ve lost touch and allowed technology to take precedence over organic nature. But let’s not forget that those microchips in our computers came from elements of the earth.
Emilio Estevez
People need to get out and do some more exercise, especially children who are stuck inside with computers.
Katie Taylor
I detest computers. If you had a device like that 30 years ago that froze up constantly, misbehaved constantly, lost your information and screwed up when you needed it the most, it would have been laughable.
Tom Scholz
I think computers are the ultimate writing tool. I’m a very slow writer, so I appreciate it every day.
Sherry Turkle
When I was younger, I would look at a game with computers and still be fascinated by the possibilities.
Hikaru Nakamura
Gee, I am a complete Luddite when it comes to computers, I can barely log on!
Jonathan Shapiro
I am cursed with computers; something always goes wrong.
Carla Bruni
There’s all these ways to instantly communicate – cars, computers, telephone and transportation – and even with all that, it’s so hard to find people and have an honest communication with them.
Jason Schwartzman
This is an anxiety driven world – the whole world is driven by anxiety. It is anxiety about the aftermath of the global financial crisis; it’s anxiety about inequality and about computers replacing jobs.
Robert J. Shiller
Google did a great job hacking the Web to create search – and then monetizing search with advertising. And Apple did a great job humanizing hardware and software so that formerly daunting computers and applications could become consumer-friendly devices – even a lifestyle brand.
Douglas Rushkoff
I happen to think that computers are the most important thing to happen to musicians since the invention of cat-gut which was a long time ago.
Robert Moog
Movies began as a communal experience. Even though we now watch them as DVD’s, sometimes alone on our computers, mostly in the history of cinema it has been a communal experience.
Alison Owen
I am thankful the most important key in history was invented. It’s not the key to your house, your car, your boat, your safety deposit box, your bike lock or your private community. It’s the key to order, sanity, and peace of mind. The key is ‘Delete.’
Elayne Boosler
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
I started with CB radio, ham radio, and eventually went into computers. And I was just fascinated with it. And back then, when I was in school, computer hacking was encouraged. It was an encouraged activity. In fact, I remember one of the projects my teacher gave me was writing a log-in simulator.
Kevin Mitnick
As smartphones have allowed us to have our computers, emails, social media feeds, and a full surveillance system in our pockets at all times, stories of the law enforcement’s unease with that have been popping up in the press. And of course, the ones that become viral videos aren’t exactly flattering for law enforcement.
Sarah Lacy
Man-made computers are limited in their performance by finite processing speed and memory. So, too, the cosmic computer is limited in power by its age and the finite speed of light.
Paul Davies
When hackers have access to powerful computers that use brute force hacking, they can crack almost any password; even one user with insecure access being successfully hacked can result in a major breach.
Toomas Hendrik Ilves
Computers rather frighten me, because I never did learn to type, so the whole thing seems extraordinarily complicated to me.
Charles Keating
Social media can be dangerous. People hide behind their computers and write negative things, so I like to keep it about communicating with my fans.
Mo Farah
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
Computers will be able to do all the mundane tasks in our daily lives.
Aaron Swartz
If you’re talking about a world in which everybody is connected by computers 24 hours a day, that exists right now.
John Cabrera
In computing, turning the obvious into the useful is a living definition of the word ‘frustration’.
Alan Perlis
The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do.
Ted Nelson
Fungible goods in economics can be extended and traded. So, half as much grain is half as much useful, but half a baby or half a computer is less useful than a whole baby or a whole computer, and we’ve been trying to make computers that work that way.
Neil Gershenfeld
Even though most people won’t be directly involved with programming, everyone is affected by computers, so an educated person should have a good understanding of how computer hardware, software, and networks operate.
Brian Kernighan
It was very clear, if you grew up in the middle of Ireland, just how potent a force the Internet was and could be. I was always seduced by the potency of computers and the possibilities for which they could be leveraged.
Patrick Collison
And it’s here and it’s ready and we can really revolutionize the way we educate our children with tablet computers, and I’m committed to doing whatever I can to speaking to whomever I can to send this signal – to pound this message home. Now is the time.
LeVar Burton
My parents had a software company making children’s software for the Apple II+, Commodore 64 and Acorn computers. They hired these teenagers to program the software, and these guys were true hackers, trying to get more colors and sound and animation out of those computers.
Bre Pettis
Right now, computers, which are supposed to be our servant, are oppressing us.
Jef Raskin
I’m a computer guy, and one of the things I did with the good fortune that ‘Presumed Innocent’ brought me was to buy one of the very first laptop computers. It weighed about eight and a half pounds, by the way.
Scott Turow
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
When I write a song, I always start on acoustic guitar, because that’s a good test of a song, when it’s really open and bare. You can often mislead yourself if you start with computers and samples and programming because you can disguise a bad song.
Martin Gore
Our computers double in capability on time scales of only a few years. It’s hardly outrageous to believe that we will successfully develop thinking machines within a handful of decades, or at most a century or two. If that happens, these artificial sentients will quickly leave us behind.
Seth Shostak
The basis of computer work is predicated on the idea that only the brain makes decisions and only the index finger does the work.
Brian Eno
My whole life had been designing computers I could never build.
Steve Wozniak
Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.
Edsger Dijkstra
Computers themselves, and software yet to be developed, will revolutionize the way we learn.
Steve Jobs
Social media has come a long way. With the good has come some bad, and you always have a lot of people hiding behind their computers and being very critical of what you do on and off the field, of what you tweet, of what you say, of everything you do.
Alex Morgan
When computers came along, I felt for the first time that I had the proper tools for the kind of theoretical work I wanted to do. So I moved over to that, and that got me into psychology.
Herbert A. Simon
I have sometimes thought the power of computers had exceeded our ability to use them, but Mr. Jobs and his team kept giving us devices that made indispensable things easier in ways you never thought of.
Andrew Rosenthal
When people think about computer science, they imagine people with pocket protectors and thick glasses who code all night.
Marissa Mayer
Without computers, in the 17th century, we could classify the entire animal kingdom… there was this idea of the speciation, right? And now, all a search engine is is essentially the mathematical speciation of ideas – and these things really derive from the way that language is used and the way words relate.
Joshua Cohen
Pixar is not about computers, it’s about people.
John Lasseter
Go into the auto mechanic, you’ve got to know computers to be able to work on the cars.
Ann McLane Kuster
My dad, Chris, is from St Kitts. He worked in computers. I remember the first laptop when he brought it home. People from primary school came to check it out – it was huge.
Corinne Bailey Rae
Once computers can program, they basically take over technological progress because already, today, the majority of technological progress is run by software, by programming.
Jaan Tallinn
Technology improves our lives in so many ways – from our toasters, ovens, and refrigerators at home to our computers, fax machines, and BlackBerrys at work. Technology makes once-burdensome tasks easy and fun.
Jared Polis
By 2020, most home computers will have the computing power of a human brain. That doesn’t mean that they are brains, but it means that in terms of raw processing, they can process bits as fast as a brain can. So the question is, how far behind that is the development of a machine that’s as smart as we are?
Seth Shostak
How did the economy produce all these amazing things that we have around us – computers and cell phones and so on? There were a bunch of ideas, and the good ones grew and prospered. And the bad ones were pretty ruthlessly weeded out.
Tim Harford
When the first computers started to come in, we tried to digitalize the seismological equipment.
Frank Press
Computers were never designed in the first place to become musical instruments. Within a computer, everything is sterile – there’s no sound, there’s no air. It’s totally code. Like with computer-generated effects in movies, you can create wonders. But it’s really hard to create emotion.
Thomas Bangalter
We went from a world where almost nobody knew anything about computers to a world where almost all of us are computer geeks for a huge fraction of our day. And I’d like to see that happen with the digital world of biological molecules, too.
George M. Church
I watch virtually no TV. All my screen time is computer time for me. When I’m not doing that I’m reading or talking to my friends who I got to know through computers.
Patrick Collison
The computers people have are no longer on their desks but in their hands, and that is probably the transformative feature of the technology. These computers are with you, in the world.
Caterina Fake
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
We can be incredibly disconnected in this day and age with computers and cell phones.
Marcia Gay Harden
Well, my wife always says to me, and I think it’s true, it’s very difficult for us to understand the Elizabethan understanding and enjoyment and perception of form as it is to say… it would be for them to understand computers or going to the moon or something.
Mark Rylance
Writing genetic code like we do software will usher in a completely new way of living for all of us. When this happens, our society will be as fundamentally changed as we have seen from the invention of computers.
Arvind Gupta
The only legitimate use of a computer is to play games.
Eugene Jarvis
I’m working on artificial intelligence. Actually, natural language understanding, which is to get computers to understand the meaning of documents.
Ray Kurzweil
Computers are famous for being able to do complicated things starting from simple programs.
Seth Lloyd
Would you go into a CD store and steal a CD? It’s the same thing, people going into the computers and loggin’ on and stealing our music.
Britney Spears
I’m too old-fashioned to use a computer. I’m too old-fashioned to use a quill.
Christopher Plummer
I’m into computers and have been for a while.
Thomas Middleditch
We are the greatest computers in this world, but now we’ve created the smart phone which is smarter than us now, but we’re still making dumb decisions. We have given our creations more power than we have, and that to me is dumb.
Bootsy Collins
Don’t try to be like Jackie. There is only one Jackie. Study computers instead.
Jackie Chan