Nov
10

Quotations about computers, programming and internet

I do not fear computers. I fear lack of them. (Isaac Asimov)

I do not fear computers. I fear lack of them. (Isaac Asimov)

Never let a computer know you're in a hurry

Never let a computer know you're in a hurry

Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.  - Joseph Campbell

Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy. - Joseph Campbell

Men are from Mars. Women are from Venus. Computers are from hell.

Men are from Mars. Women are from Venus. Computers are from hell.

The computer was born to solve problems that did not exist before. – Bill Gates

The computer was born to solve problems that did not exist before. – Bill Gates

Computers have lots of memory but no imagination.

Computers have lots of memory but no imagination.


Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all. - John F. Kennedy

Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all. - John F. Kennedy

Never trust a computer you can't throw out a window. - Steve Wozniak

Never trust a computer you can't throw out a window. - Steve Wozniak

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers. - Pablo Picasso

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers. - Pablo Picasso

A computer will do what you tell it to do, but that may be much different from what you had in mind - Joseph Weizenbaum

A computer will do what you tell it to do, but that may be much different from what you had in mind - Joseph Weizenbaum

We build our computer systems the way we build our cities: over time, without a plan, on top of ruins - Ellen Ullman

We build our computer systems the way we build our cities: over time, without a plan, on top of ruins - Ellen Ullman

A computer scientist is someone who fixes things that aren't broken.

A computer scientist is someone who fixes things that aren't broken.

Computers can never replace human stupidity

Computers can never replace human stupidity

The Internet: where men are men, women are men, and children are FBI agents.

The Internet: where men are men, women are men, and children are FBI agents.

Software is a gas; it expands to fill its container. – Nathan Myhrvold

Software is a gas; it expands to fill its container. – Nathan Myhrvold

If you think your users are idiots, only idiots will use it. – Linus Torvalds

If you think your users are idiots, only idiots will use it. – Linus Torvalds

Programs must be written for people to read, and only incidentally for machines to execute. – Abelson and Sussman

Programs must be written for people to read, and only incidentally for machines to execute. – Abelson and Sussman

Programming is like sex, one mistake and you have to support it for the rest of your life. - Michael Sinz

Programming is like sex, one mistake and you have to support it for the rest of your life. - Michael Sinz

Before software should be reusable, it should be usable. – Ralph Johnson

Before software should be reusable, it should be usable. – Ralph Johnson

If you automate a mess, you get an automated mess. – Rod Michael

If you automate a mess, you get an automated mess. – Rod Michael

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15 Responses
  1. jim says:

    Amen! Love these. More! More!

  2. Zyelon says:

    great Quotations…Like to Read…coooool

  3. earthlingerer says:

    There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home.
    Ken Olsen, President, Digital Equipment Corporation, 1977

    He advocated terminals in homes instead of computers, and computers would hold software in mainframes elsewhere… kind of like “cloud” computing.

  4. Wiskye says:

    Thanks this made me laugh! The Internet: where men are men, women are men, and children are FBI agents.

  5. Nikunj says:

    That made me laugh for sure, Nice post

  6. Mike says:

    I love how the quote about computers being born to fix non – existent problems is worded and arranged – it reads “The computer was born to solve problems that did not exist before Bill Gates” as though he is a problem in and of himself. Whoever compiled that image is my new hero.

  7. Alpha tangle says:

    Amen, brothers!

  8. xXTh3 Ru5514nXx says:

    All are so true, especially the programming is like sex one.

  9. jas says:

    i thought it was “if you make something even an idiot can use, only an idiot would want to use it”

  10. Hehe, there are some funny ones and some thoughful, too. Strange, that most artists as Picasso are anti-technology as the do manual and physical art. Computers could be used in art too, to create your imagination.

  11. gaming news says:

    Good stuff. I think I’m going to subscribe to your blog.

  12. lovely says:

    Smile this is very cool…well have more please…thanks

  13. Yeah please never insult computers on stumbleupon again kthx

  14. Alan Warren says:

    Thanks that was a tonic!

  15. Craig says:

    Very good post most of them true too Wink

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