Popular Quotes and Sayings about Computers

In Paris they simply stared when I spoke to them in French; I never did succeed in making those idiots understand their language. ~Mark Twain

Where a calculator on the ENIAC is equipped with 18,000 vacuum tubes and weighs 30 tons, computers in the future may have only 1,000 vaccuum tubes and perhaps weigh 1.5 tons. ~Unknown

In a few minutes a computer can make a mistake so great that it would have taken many men many months to equal it. ~Unknown

All programmers are playwrights and all computers are lousy actors. ~Unknown

A conference is a gathering of important people who singly can do nothing, but together can decide that nothing can be done. ~Fred Allen

Efficiency is intelligent laziness. ~Anonymous

To err is human, but to really foul things up requires a computer. ~Farmers%27 Almanac

I think Superman should go on the Larry King show and announce that he would come back to life if people in all 50 states wanted him to. ~Dave Barry

Not even computers will replace committees, because committees buy computers. ~Edward Shepherd Mead

The computer is a moron. ~Peter Drucker

If computers get too powerful, we can organize them into a committee -- that will do them in. ~Bradley%27s Bromide

One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say. ~Will Durant

Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning. ~Rick Cook

If the automobile had followed the same development cycle as the computer, a Rolls-Royce would today cost $100, get a million miles per gallon, and explode once a year, killing everyone inside. ~Robert X. Cringely

Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level. ~Quentin Crisp

Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes. ~E. W. Dijkstra

There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home. ~Ken Olsen

Any man whose errors take ten years to correct is quite a man. ~J. Robert Oppenheimer

The computing field is always in need of new cliches. ~Alan Perlis

In answer to the question of why it happened, I offer the modest proposal that our Universe is simply one of those things which happen from time to time. ~Edward P. Tryon

In Mexico we have a word for sushi: Bait. ~Jose Simon

In the end, everything is a gag. ~Charlie Chaplin

I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them. ~Isaac Asimov

Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody may be looking. ~H. L. Mencken

Our constitution protects aliens, drunks and U.S. Senators. ~Will Rogers

I used to wake up at 4 A.M. and start sneezing, sometimes for five hours. I tried to find out what sort of allergy I had but finally came to the conclusion that it must be an allergy to consciousness. ~James Thurber

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

In films murders are always very clean. I show how difficult it is and what a messy thing it is to kill a man. ~Alfred Hitchcock