After ten years of word processing, I can't even do hand writing anymore.
Because the Internet is so new, we still don't really understand what it is. We mistake it for a type of
publishing or broadcasting, because that's what we're used to. So people complain that there's a lot of rubbish
online, or that it's dominated by Americans, or that you can't necessarily trust what you read on the Web.
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.
Cyberspace is - or can be - a good, friendly and egalitarian place to meet.
I don't think anybody would argue now that the Internet isn't becoming a major factor in our lives. However, it's very new to us.
Newsreaders still feel it is worth a special and rather worrying mention if, for instance, a crime was planned by people
over the Internet.
One of the most important things you learn from the Internet is that there is no
them out there. It's just an awful lot of
What the computer in virtual reality enables us to do is to recalibrate ourselves so that we can start
seeing those pieces of information that are invisible to us but have become important for us to understand.
Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.
Asking if computers can think is like asking if submarines can swim.
If debugging is the process of removing bugs, then programming must be the process of putting them in.
There's an app for that.
I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.
Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest.
I am not the only person who uses his computer mainly for the purpose of diddling with his computer.
Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity
to dream, the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch.
Web users ultimately want to get at data quickly and easily. They don't care as much about attractive sites and pretty design.
The one thing computers have done is let us make bigger mistakes. We have to be careful not to depend on our machines.
Man is the best computer we can put aboard a spacecraft ... and the only one that can be mass produced with unskilled labor.
Wernher von Braun
Take Wrigley's Chewing Gum. I don't think the Internet is going to change how people chew gum.
Your brain is, indeed, a supreme example of, and is the ultimate, Internet.
Globalization, as defined by rich people like us, is a very nice thing... you are talking about the Internet, you
are talking about cell phones, you are talking about computers. This doesn't affect two-thirds of the people of the world.
The dinosaurs disappeared because they could not adapt to their changing environment. We shall disappear
if we cannot adapt to an environment that now contains spaceships, computers and thermonuclear weapons.
Arthur C. Clarke
For many businesses, the Internet is still a technology in search of a strategy.
Mary J. Cronin
We're fast approaching the point at which there is really no distinction between the .com companies and traditional businesses. The
only distinction will be between the winners and losers, and of course, the pace of change at which companies become winners or losers.
Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.
The computer is a moron.
Bill Gates is the pope of the personal computer industry. He decides who's going to build.
The digital revolution is far more significant than the invention of writing or even of printing.
Computers are like bikinis. They save people a lot of guesswork.
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.
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 V. Gerstner Jr.
The essence of a company like Intel is execution and strategy. Intel, looked at in another way, is a three-legged stool.
One leg is technology - design and silicon technology - another leg is manufacturing, and the third leg is marketing. Whenever
Intel did well it was because the three legs were equal. Whenever one of those legs was shorter than the others, we wobbled.
The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers.
Sydney J. Harris
I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the
only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image.
Supercomputers will achieve one human brain capacity by 2010, and personal computers will do so by about 2020.
Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions, including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog.
Shifting toward management meant greater responsibility and influence, but it also meant giving
up programming day-to-day in my role, which was hard because it took me out of my comfort zone.
What do we want our kids to do? Sweep up around Japanese computers?
Computing is not about computers any more. It is about living.
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.
To err is human - and to blame it on a computer is even more so.
People think computers will keep them from making mistakes. They're wrong. With computers you make mistakes faster.
A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.
Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don't need to be done.
Think? Why think! We have computers to do that for us.
I would say that hardware is the bone of the head, the skull. The semiconductor is
the brain within the head. The software is the wisdom and data is the knowledge.
Data is not information, information is not knowledge, knowledge is not understanding, understanding is not wisdom.
Treat your password like your toothbrush. Don't let anybody else use it, and get a new one every six months.
Why is it drug addicts and computer afficionados are both called users?
We used to have lots of questions to which there were no answers. Now, with the
computer, there are lots of answers to which we haven't thought up the questions.
If builders built houses the way programmers built programs, the first woodpecker to come along would destroy civilization.
Look at growth, look at how much time people spend on the Net and look at the variety of things that they are
doing. It's all really good, so I am actually encouraged by the fundamentals that underlie usage growth on the Net.
We've all heard that a million monkeys banging on a million typewriters will eventually
reproduce the entire works of Shakespeare. Now, thanks to the Internet, we know this is not true.
Never trust a computer you can't throw out a window.
Founding a company is hard. Most of it isn't smooth. You'll have to make very hard decisions. You have to fire a few people.
Therefore, if you don't believe in your mission, giving up is easy. The majority of founders give up. But the best founders don't give up.