Computers Quotes

The gameplay of Mario games originated early on with Donkey Kong. Donkey Kong was a game where you were running on platforms and jumping over things — that came to be called a “platformer” style of video game.

I have been passionate about certain things forever, and I fell in love with computers in fourth grade. I got very lucky: My elementary school had a teletype that was connected to a mainframe computer that some business in downtown Houston donated a little bit of computer time to.

It’s probably common among people like myself, but I don’t like to read Apple stories or books or see shows.

Even when we were building the Apple II, I wouldn’t let us build a channel 3 transmitter because I’d been a ham radio operator, and you protect the airwaves. You don’t build transmitters.

At Apple, we believe that we have a responsibility to leave the world better than we found it.

The people who were originally interested in computers were hobbyists and tinkerers.

Experience shows that the possibility of executing complex calculations with great speed and accuracy quickly creates such an enormous demand for these services which would soon be beyond the capacity of just one machine. Furthermore, there are the advantages for the students and researchers who will be trained in the use of these new tools […]

An electronic computer would constitute a research instruments from which all science and research activities would profit, in such a manner that is currently inestimable.” (Letter about computers, 1954)

I have travelled the length and breadth of this country and talked with the best people, and I can assure you that data processing is a fad that won’t last out the year. (Editor of business books, 1957)

Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round heads in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them. But the only thing you can’t do […]