Computers in Life & Quotations



Computers are...


Computers double their performance every month.
- Stephen Hawking
Computers in classrooms are the filmstrips of the 1990s.
- Clifford Stoll
Computers get better faster than anything else ever.
- Erik Brynjolfsson
Computers are to design as microwaves are to cooking.
- Milton Glaser
Computers are to design as microwaves are to cooking.
- Milton Glaser
Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
- Pablo Picasso
Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.
- Joseph Campbell
Computers are famous for being able to do complicated things starting from simple programs.
- Seth Lloyd
Computers are hierarchical. We have a desktop and hierarchical files which have to mean everything.
- Ted Nelson
Computers are very powerful tools, but in the simulated world of the computer, everything has to be calculated.
- Margaret Wertheim
Computers are magnificent tools for the realization of our dreams, but no machine can replace the human spark of spirit, compassion, love, and understanding.
- Louis Gerstner
Computers are wasteful of paper and time. Once, we'd get documents with a few errors. Now, people make hundreds of copies until each sheet is flawless and memos are duplicated endlessly. Managers get swamped with emails.
- Felix Dennis
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
Computers are still technology because we are still wrestling with it: it's still being invented; we're still trying to work out how it works. There's a world of game interaction to come that you or I wouldn't recognise. It's time for the machines to disappear. The computer's got to disappear into all of the things we use.
- Douglas Adams