Computers Quotes

The computer is a moron.

If we can dispel the delusion that learning about computers should be an activity of fiddling with array indexes and worrying whether X is an integer or a real number, we can begin to focus on programming as a source of ideas.

Books can go nimbly where a computer, I believe, would stumble: a primitive campsite in the Wyoming wilderness, where power sources for battery recharging are nonexistent; the compost pile in my vegetable garden, where I half-submerge my gardening books as I dig and hoe; and my bathtub. What greater luxury than to dim the overhead […]

First we thought the PC was a calculator. Then we found out how to turn numbers into letters with ASCII – and we thought it was a typewriter. Then we discovered graphics, and we thought it was a television. With the World Wide Web, we’ve realized it’s a brochure.

A computer terminal is not some clunky old television with a typewriter in front of it. It is an interface where the mind and body can connect with the universe and move bits of it about.

Man is a game playing animal and a computer is another way to play games. (“Dilbert”)

Those who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, usually do.

Putting a computer in front of a child and expecting it to teach him is like putting a book under his pillow, only more expensive.

After a day spent staring at a computer monitor, think of a book as a kind of screen saver for your brain.

A successful (software) tool is one that was used to do something undreamed of by its author.