Never trust a computer you can't throw out a window.
There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.
The newest computer can merely compound, at speed, the oldest problem in the relations between human beings, and in the end the communicator will be confronted with the old problem, of what to say and how to say it.
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.
Bill Gates is the pope of the personal computer industry. He decides who's going to build.
The NeXT Computer: The hardware makes it a PC, the software makes it a workstation, the unit sales makes it a mainframe.
If the automobile had followed the same development cycle as the computer, a Rolls Royce would today cost $100, get one million miles to the gallon, and explode once a year, killing everyone inside.
Want to make your computer go really fast? Throw it out a window.
Hardware: the parts of a computer that can be kicked.
To err is human and to blame it on a computer is even more so.
The next major explosion is going to be when genetics and computers come together. I'm talking about an organic computer about biological substances that can function like a semiconductor.
One can think of a secretary actively operating a filing system, of a librarian actively cataloguing books, of a computer actively sorting out information. The mind however does not actively sort out information. The information sorts itself out and organ
The protean nature of the computer is such that it can act like a machine or like a language to be shaped and exploited.
A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.
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. (from Mostly Harmless)
A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.
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.
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.
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.
Beware of computer programmers that carry screwdrivers.
Ferris I asked for a car, I got a computer. How's that for being born under a bad sign
The book is here to stay. What we're doing is symbolic of the peaceful coexistence of the book and the computer.
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.
The most overlooked advantage to owning a computer is that if they foul up, there's no law against whacking them around a little.
If you can't beat your computer at chess, try kickboxing.
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