Famous Quotes about Computers and Technology
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If you have any trouble sounding condescending, find a Unix user to show you how
– Scott Adams
There are three kinds of death in this world. There's heart death, there's brain
death, and there's being off the network.
– Guy Almes
There are two major products that come out of Berkeley: LSD and UNIX. We don't
believe this to be a coincidence.
– Jeremy S. Anderson
If you don't double-click me, I can't do anything.
– John Aniston, on how computers have taken over his life
Guide to understanding a net.addict's day:
Slow day: didn't have much to do, so spent three hours on usenet.
Busy day: managed to work in three hours of usenet.
Bad day: barely squeezed in three hours of usenet.
If you put garbage in a computer nothing comes out but garbage. But this
garbage, having passed through a very expensive machine, is somehow ennobled and
none dare criticize it.
Multimedia? As far as I'm concerned, it's reading with the radio on!
– Rory Bremner
The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a
complete substitute for life.
– Andrew Brown
Usenet is like Tetris for people who still remember how to read.
– Button from the Computer Museum, Boston, MA
By the time (the Leaning Tower of Pisa) was 10% built, everyone knew it would be
a total disaster. But the investment was so big they felt compelled to go on.
Since its completion, it cost a fortune to maintain and is still in danger of
collapsing. There are no plans to replace it, since it was never needed in the
first place. I expect every installation has its own pet software which is
analogous to the above.
– Ken Iverson
Saying that Windows95 is equal to Macintosh is like finding a potato that looks
like Jesus and believing you've witnessed the second coming.
– Guy Kawasaki
I'd wipe the machines off the face of the earth again, and end the industrial
epoch absolutely, like a black mistake.
– D. H. Lawrence
Live TV died in the late 1950s, electronic bulletin boards came along in the
mid-1980s, meaning there was about a 25-year gap when it was difficult to put
your foot in your mouth and have people all across the country know about it.
– Mark Leeper
Considering the flames and intolerance, shouldn't USENET be spelled ABUSENET?
– Michael Meissner
In view of all the deadly computer viruses that have been spreading lately,
Weekend Update would like to remind you: when you link up to another computer,
you're linking up to every computer that that computer has ever linked up to.
– Dennis Miller, "Saturday Night Live," U.S. television show
The last good thing written in C++ was the Pachelbel Canon.
– Jerry Olson
There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home.
– Kenneth H. Olson, President of DEC, Convention of the World Future
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
– Jeff Raskin
The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.
– B. F. Skinner
If unix is the face of the future I wanna go back to quill pens.
– Joseph Snipp
Usenet is like a herd of performing elephants with diarrhea – massive, difficult
to redirect, awe-inspiring, entertaining, and a source of mind-boggling amounts
of excrement when you least expect it.
– Gene Spafford
If addiction is judged by how long a dumb animal will sit pressing a lever to
get a 'fix' of something, to its own detriment, then I would conclude that
netnews is far more addictive than cocaine.
– Rob Stampfli
Men have become the tools of their tools.
– Henry David Thoreau
Technology makes it possible for people to gain control over everything, except
– John Tudor
Those parts of the system that you can hit with a hammer (not advised) are
called hardware; those program instructions that you can only curse at are
– Unknown author