Why is it drug addicts and computer afficionados are both called users?

Clifford Stoll

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.

Stephen Hawking

It [the computer] is the first metamedium, and as such it has degrees of freedom for representation and expression never before encountered and as yet barely investigated.

Alan Kay

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 complaining.

Jef Raskin

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

Ken Olsen

Computers can figure out all kinds of problems, except the things in the world that just don't add up.

James Magary

To err is human--and to blame it on a computer is even more so.

Robert Orben

Not even computers will replace committees, because committees buy computers.

Edward Shepherd Mead

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

The computer is a moron.

Peter F. Drucker

The best computer is a man, and it's the only one that can be mass-produced by unskilled labor.

Werner Von Braun

The Semantic Web is not a separate Web but an extension of the current one, in which information is given well-defined meaning, better enabling computers and people to work in cooperation.

Tim Berners lee

Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions, including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog.

Doug Larson

If computers get too powerful, we can organize them into a committee - that will do them in.

Bradley's Bromide

Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest.

Isaac Asimov

The computer programmer is a creator of universes for which he alone is responsible. Universes of virtually unlimited complexity can be created in the form of computer programs.

Joseph Weizenbaum

The protean nature of the computer is such that it can act like a machine or like a language to be shaped and exploited.

Alan Kay

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

The most overlooked advantage to owning a computer is that if they foul up there's no law against wacking them around a little.

Joe Martin

It (the computer) is a medium that can dynamically simulate the details of any other medium, including media that cannot exist physically. It is not a tool, although it can act like many tools.

Alan Kay

Most computer users don't think about backing up their software until the day they lose it.

Don Rittner

The utility model of computing - computing resources delivered over the network in much the same way that electricity or telephone service reaches our homes and offices today - makes more sense than ever.

Scott Mcnealy

E-commerce businesses, even e-commerce specialists, have yet to realize that the WWW is first and foremost an emotional experience. Few websites reflect this important priority.

Grant Fairley

Just as we could have rode into the sunset, along came the Internet, and it tripled the significance of the PC.

Andy Grove

In all large corporations, there is a pervasive fear that someone, somewhere is having fun with a computer on company time. Networks help alleviate that fear.

John C. Dvorak

If you put tomfoolery into a computer, nothing comes out of it but tomfoolery. But this tomfoolery, having passed through a very expensive machine, is somehow ennobled and no-one dares criticize it.

Pierre Gallois

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.

Andy Rooney

To err is human but to really foul up requires a computer.

Dan Rather

I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.

Isaac Asimov

Computers can now keep a man's every transgression recorded in a permanent memory bank, duplicating with complex programming and intricate wiring a feat his wife handles quite well without fuss or fanfare.

Lane Olinghouse

There's an old story about the person who wished his computer was as easy to use as his telephone. That wish has come true, since I no longer know how to use my telephone.

Bjarne Stroustrup

From then on, when anything went wrong with a computer, we said it had bugs in it.

Grace Murray Hopper

Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.

E. W. Dijkstra

The great thing about a computer notebook is that no matter how much you stuff into it, it doesn't get bigger or heavier.

Bill Gates

The computing field is always in need of new cliches.

Alan Perlis

One would think that if you're anonymous, you'd do anything you want, but groups have their own sense of community and what we can do.

John Allen

The most likely way for the world to be destroyed, most experts agree, is by accident. That's where we come in; we're computer professionals. We cause accidents.

Nathaniel Borenstein

… [I] recall thinking that the computer would never advance much further than this. Call me naïve, but I seemed to have underestimated the universal desire to sit in a hard plastic chair and stare at a screen until your eyes cross.

David Sedaris

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.

Pablo Picasso

A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.

Emo Philips

We notice things that don't work. We don't notice things that do. We notice computers, we don't notice pennies. We notice e-book readers, we don't notice books.

Douglas Adams

Most companies have a policy that says if you use our computers you consent to our monitoring.

Mark Rasch

The trouble with computers, of course, is that they're very sophisticated idiots.

Doctor Who

We actually have people abandoning using their computers because it's just too much trouble.

David Perry

Clearly, the computers are still trying to catch up with that surge of new enrollees.

Jack Cheevers

The lighting is off by 40 degrees. We are insensitive to it, but computers detect it.

Hany Farid

The better the individual teachers are with the computers, the more they will use them in the classroom...and the more the kids will learn.

Kathleen Gair

Modern people are only willing to believe in their computers, while I believe in myself.

Alain Robert

You need computers to take advantage of this.

Ross Stevens

There are several approaches to anything, but I wouldn't be able to do it in his way, using all that technology, computers, e-mail.

Marcello Lippi

You need 100 million trusted computers.

Fred Cohen

People will be able to work (on their computers) anywhere downtown.

Rick Ortiz

They have computers that can tell you if a song's a hit.

Bob Hardy

The machines aren't all manually operated. They are operated by computers.

Suzanne Cosme

And he was fascinated by computers, ... He even kept an old Commodore 64 in his office.

Paul Larson

We think of these laptop computers as the textbooks of tomorrow.

Ted Gibbs

What we have here are clean computers ... They are not purchased because they can make a phone call.

Anssi Vanjoki

All the furniture in the house has to go, all the computers.

Katie Cammisa

My goal wasn't to make a ton of money. It was to build good computers.

Steve Wozniak

The computers get us started. Then we love it by hand.

Freeman Thomas

We've set up other activities for them, they're good activities, but they don't take the place of the computers.

Susan Ritter

Dell does not build Web sites, I don't manufacture computers.

Paul Dell

There's too many alternative ways to buy computers.

Derrick Berry

People, almost daily, complain about our lack of computers with Internet.

Chris Shelton

Semiconductors are doing well and those chips are going into Dell computers.

Matthew Kelmon

The computers that were secretly developed to go to the moon are now on your desktop.

Nick Cook

People don't understand computers. Computers are magical boxes that do things. People believe what computers tell them.

Bruce Scheneier

There's no way we can hand-write all of the checks we have to write to vendors without the computers. We couldn't conduct business the way we do now.

Brad Becker

We moved all our computers out around 10 p.m. (Monday) but were going to have to find a new place.

Bob Keller

A lot of us are at the computers all day.

Jana Park

Computers are to design as microwaves are to cooking.

Milton Glaser

If there's any good news here, it's that computers are getting attacked all the time.

Michael O'hanlon

Computers weren't near as handy back then.

Cliff Schleusner

We believe there are tens of millions of zombie computers out there.

Tim Cranton

This school was well wired, well equipped. We lost a ton of computers.

John Wilcox

The Internet and computers are really opening things up.

Robert Butler

One reason computers are so vulnerable to attack is that they are all the same.

Stephanie Forrest

It was a pivotal moment in the history of computers and the history of advertising.

Ted Friedman

Don't try to be like Jackie. There is only one Jackie. Study computers instead.

Jackie Chan

If Virginia Tech is undefeated, it could be No. 1 in the computers (at the end of the season).

Jerry Palm

Right now, computers, which are supposed to be our servant, are oppressing us.

Jef Raskin

What do we want our kids to do? Sweep up around Japanese computers?

Walter F. Mondale

I'm expecting to get a couple more years out of these computers.

Larry Buchanan

Kids who have homework to do have first priority on the computers.

Traci Grant

If we go down and have no phones, no computers and no cell phones, we are still going to be able to communicate.

Aaron Adams

Any nitwit can understand computers. Many do.

Ted Nelson

The students are far more adept at computers than we are.

Leo Nesmith

People who work on computers actually touch their faces a lot.

Elaine Larson

It allows things you couldn't do before. The network is fast enough that computers can really be used for complex problems.

Ed Seidel

There are also computers with Windows that stick.

Esther Dyson

We do cell phones, we do batteries, we do ink. There's really not a whole lot we don't recycle here, (except) we don't do computers.

Eric Myers