Quotes and Sayings about Computer



"I love making music, I love composing on my computer, just making crazy ethnic slack orchestral tracks, that's one of my fun things."
- Casey Abrams
(Related: Love, Music, Computer, Fun)

"There's my education in computers, right there; this is the whole thing, everything I took out of a book."
- Howard Aiken
(Related: Education, Computers, Right)

"The computer offers another kind of creativity. You cannot ignore the creativity that computer technology can bring. But you need to be able to move between those two different worlds."
- Tadao Ando
(Related: Technology, Creativity, Computer)

"I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them."
- Isaac Asimov
(Related: Computers, Fear)

"All sorts of computer errors are now turning up. You'd be surprised to know the number of doctors who claim they are treating pregnant men."
- Isaac Asimov
(Related: Men, Computer, Doctors, Errors, Now)

"Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest."
- Isaac Asimov
(Related: Computer)

"One of the most feared expressions in modern times is 'The computer is down.'"
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Related: Computer)

"They went back there, looked at all the computers, asked me to come in and tell them what all the computers were for specifically so they knew how to dismantle the network I had been running."
- Sherman Austin
(Related: Computers, Network, Running)

"When they were done downloading all the information off each hard drive, they took all the computers, all the literature, and loaded everything into a big white truck and left."
- Sherman Austin
(Related: Computers, Information, Literature)

"I write my lyrics into the computer and I hum my music into the dictaphone."
- Sebastian Bach
(Related: Music, Computer)

"One thing I was thinking about the other day was you can't even conceive of the kinds of things you can do in movies today. The idea that you could draw, in a computer, dinosaurs and have them running around was totally impossible."
- John Badham
(Related: Movies, Idea, Computer, Day, Running, Thinking, Today)

"Man, I don't want to have nothing to do with computers. I don't want the government in my business."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Business, Government, Computers, Man, Nothing, Want)

"Electronic aids, particularly domestic computers, will help the inner migration, the opting out of reality. Reality is no longer going to be the stuff out there, but the stuff inside your head. It's going to be commercial and nasty at the same time."
- J. G. Ballard
(Related: Time, Computers, Help, Reality, Will)

"We're having the first computer-generated comic strip in the United States."
- Majel Barrett
(Related: Computer, First, states, United)

"To better understand why you need a personal computer, let's take a look at the pathetic mess you call your life."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Life, Computer)

"The word user is the word used by the computer professional when they mean idiot."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Computer, Word)

"I am not the only person who uses his computer mainly for the purpose of diddling with his computer."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Purpose, Computer)

"China has legally purchased high performance computers, advanced machine tools, and semiconductor-manufacturing equipment from several American companies."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Computers, Performance, American, Machine, Tools)

"We're just into toys, whether it's motorcycles or race cars or computers. I've got the Palm Pilot right here with me, I've got the world's smallest phone. Maybe it's just because I'm still a big little kid and I just love toys, you know?"
- Catherine Bell
(Related: Love, Computers, Race, Right, World)

"I thank God for not making me a computer scientist."
- Daniel J. Bernstein
(Related: God, Computer)

"No one ever said on their deathbed, 'Gee, I wish I had spent more time alone with my computer'."
- Danielle Berry
(Related: Time, Computer)

"I don't have a computer. I don't know anything about that. I don't even know what a website is."
- Michael Biehn
(Related: Computer)

"I use computers for email, staying current with my own website as well as finding important information through other websites. I also use it for creating MP3 files of new music I'm working on."
- Clint Black
(Related: Computers, Music, Information)

"I use Windows; '98 second edition and it works very good for me. You know, I just started on the computer about 9 months ago and am fascinated with the possibilities. I don't know what I would do without it now."
- Jimmy Carl Black
(Related: Computer, Months, Now, Possibilities, Windows)

"I love what I do, so it's not tiring. If I worked at a computer or drove a truck, I'd be dead in a week."
- Karen Black
(Related: Love, Computer)

"In the animation world, people who understand pencils and paper usually aren't computer people, and the computer people usually aren't the artistic people, so they always stand on opposite sides of the line."
- Don Bluth
(Related: People, Animation, Computer, World)

"If the machines can take the drudgery out of it and just leave us with the joy of drawing, then that's the best of both worlds - and I'll use those computers!"
- Don Bluth
(Related: Joy, Machines)

"I have a theory about the human mind. A brain is a lot like a computer. It will only take so many facts, and then it will go on overload and blow up."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Computer, Facts, Mind, Theory, Will)

"Getting out of the hospital is a lot like resigning from a book club. You're not out of it until the computer says you're out of it."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Computer)

"A wonderful thing about a book, in contrast to a computer screen, is that you can take it to bed with you."
- Daniel J. Boorstin
(Related: Bed, Computer, Contrast)

"I actually use a computer a lot. I have three computers that I use on a regular basis - one is on my desk top in my Washington office, another is at home, and I have my laptop that I use when I'm travelling."
- Rick Boucher
(Related: Computers, Home, Office, Washington)

"Certainly, because the computer and computer language was still not as common as it is today. That's one of the reasons I believe Tron wasn't as popular back then as it is today."
- Bruce Boxleitner
(Related: Computer, Language, Popular, Today)

"Five days a week I drive from our home to the Episcopal Cathedral Center of Los Angeles where I have an office, my computer, and a wonderful sense of community - especially nurtured by the presence of several younger gay men and women who are good friends."
- Malcolm Boyd
(Related: Home, Men, Women, Community, Computer, Friends, Gay, Office, Sense)

"I am the farthest thing from a computer genius."
- Jonathan Brandis
(Related: Genius, Computer)

"We believe that within five years, 96 percent of British consumers will have access to the Internet, whether it be through a personal computer, a set-top box or a mobile phone."
- Richard Branson
(Related: Computer, Internet, Will, Years)

"If you put garbage in a computer nothing comes out but garbage. But this garbage, having passed through a very expensive machine, is somehow ennobled and none dare criticize it."
- Rory Bremner
(Related: Computer, Machine, Nothing)

"The modern computer hovers between the obsolescent and the nonexistent."
- Sydney Brenner
(Related: Computer)

"I spend my life essentially alone at a computer. That doesn't change. I have the same challenges every day."
- Dan Brown
(Related: Life, Change, Computer, Day)

"I like computers. I like the Internet. It's a tool that can be used. But don't be misled into thinking that these technologies are anything other than aspects of a degenerate economic system."
- Jerry Brown
(Related: Computers, Internet, Thinking)

"Yeah, computers are going to take over the programming business because they have become so fast recently that they can solve the Halting Problem in five seconds flat."
- Craig Bruce
(Related: Business, Computers, Programming)

"It always helps to be a good programmer. It is important to like computers and to be able to think of things people would want to do with their computers."
- Bill Budge
(Related: Computers, People, Want)

"The power of the computer is starting to spread."
- Bill Budge
(Related: Power, Computer)

"I started on an Apple II, which I had bought at the very end of 1978 for half of my annual income. I made $4,500 a year, and I spent half of it on the computer."
- Bill Budge
(Related: Computer, End, Income)

"The value of having a computer, to me, is that it'll remember everything you do. It's a databank."
- John Cale
(Related: Computer, Value)

"Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy."
- Joseph Campbell
(Related: Computers, Gods, Mercy, Old, Rules)

"Learning can take place in the backyard if there is a human being there who cares about the child. Before learning computers, children should learn to read first. They should sit around the dinner table and hear what their parents have to say and think."
- Dixie Carter
(Related: Computers, Being, Children, First, Learning, Parents)

"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."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: Computers, People, Globalization, Internet, Talking, World)

"We don't want to turn the TV into a computer."
- Steve Case
(Related: Computer, Want)

"One of the biggest challenges we had in the first decade was not that many people had personal computers. There weren't that many people to sell to, and it was hard to identify them."
- Steve Case
(Related: Computers, People, First)

"One of the problems with computers, particularly for the older people, is they were befuddled by them, and the computers have gotten better. They have gotten easier to use. They have gotten less expensive. The software interfaces have made things a lot more accessible."
- Steve Case
(Related: Computers, People, Problems, Software)

"The computer would do anything you programmed it to do."
- Vinton Cerf
(Related: Computer)

"I'm projecting somewhere between 100 million and 200 million computers on the Net by the end of December 2000, and about 300 million users by that same time."
- Vinton Cerf
(Related: Computers, Time, December, End)

"Even when I was studying mathematics, physics, and computer science, it always seemed that the problem of consciousness was about the most interesting problem out there for science to come to grips with."
- David Chalmers
(Related: Science, Computer, Consciousness, Mathematics, Physics)

"Don't try to be like Jackie. There is only one Jackie. Study computers instead."
- Jackie Chan
(Related: Computers, Study)

"The rise of computer crime and armed robbery has not eliminated the lure of caged cash."
- James Chiles
(Related: Computer, Crime)

"Never ask what sort of computer a guy drives. If he's a Mac user, he'll tell you. If not, why embarrass him?"
- Tom Clancy
(Related: Computer)

"I have a computer screen near my seat where I monitor the overall health of the vehicle and pick up any problems that might be occurring early on or once we see any kind of a malfunction or anything unusual that's happening, we can look at the data and figure out what that is."
- Laurel Clark
(Related: Health, Computer, Problems)

"Reading computer manuals without the hardware is as frustrating as reading manuals without the software."
- Arthur C. Clarke
(Related: Computer, Hardware, Reading, Software)

"The world is a tougher place to live in than it was back then, as we come into the computer age."
- Joe Cocker
(Related: Age, Computer, World)

"You can involve yourself in electronics, computers, puzzles... there's a lot of creativity and brain working. There's a lot to model trains that people don't realize."
- Gary Coleman
(Related: Computers, People, Creativity)

"There is no significant man-made Global Warming underway and the science on which the computer projections of weather chaos are based is badly flawed."
- John Coleman
(Related: Science, Chaos, Computer, Global warming, Man, Weather)

"Access to computers and the Internet has become a basic need for education in our society."
- Kent Conrad
(Related: Computers, Education, Society, Internet)

"I wish people would turn off their computers, go outside, talk to people, touch people, lick people, enjoy each other's company and smell each other on the rump."
- Tre Cool
(Related: Computers, People, Company, Talk)

"They pick all of us out, and then they decide, they computerize, decide if they like it or don't like it, and then they go home, and then they come back again because they're not sure what they saw."
- Alice Cooper
(Related: Home)

"Computer modelling for weather forecasting, and indeed for climate forecasting, has reached its limits."
- Piers Corbyn
(Related: Climate, Computer, Limits, Weather)

"After a semester or so, my infatuation with computers burnt out as quickly as it had begun."
- Eric Allin Cornell
(Related: Computers, Infatuation)

"All my vocals were recorded at home, which was great for me. You can actually have a studio in a computer program called ProTools. I did half the record with ProTools."
- David Coverdale
(Related: Home, Computer)

"Another little known fact about Amazing Tennis - the computer opponents are modeled after real people. In an odd turn of events, I joined a division 3 college tennis team at age 38."
- David Crane
(Related: Age, People, College, Computer, Events, Fact, Opponents, Tennis)

"Some people may have noticed the new computer shelf at the anchor desk. Rather than phone calls, we want to take real time e-mails, and we'll be starting that very soon."
- Catherine Crier
(Related: Time, People, Computer, May, Want)

"You have to wait for people to program you. The only difference is the amount of people that you're going to reach but that's going to even out in the next two or three years anyway. Computers are being bought faster than televisions right now."
- Chuck D.
(Related: Computers, People, Being, Difference, Now, Right, Years)

"He's computerized, but I won't let him come on cold. I created KITT. I understand the personality of the car."
- William Daniels
(Related: Car, Personality)

"If I was designing a web site for elementary school children, I might have a much higher percentage of older computers with outdated browsers since keeping up with browser and hardware technology has not traditionally been a strong point of most elementary schools."
- Mike Davidson
(Related: Computers, Technology, Children, Hardware, School, Schools)

"Personally, I rather look forward to a computer program winning the world chess championship. Humanity needs a lesson in humility."
- Richard Dawkins
(Related: Winning, Chess, Computer, Humanity, Humility, Needs, World)

"The European model is, first, a social and economic system founded on the role of the market, for no computer in the world can process information better than the market."
- Jacques Delors
(Related: Computer, First, Information, World)

"While many hackers have the knowledge, skills, and tools to attack computer systems, they generally lack the motivation to cause violence or severe economic or social harm."
- Dorothy Denning
(Related: Motivation, Knowledge, Cause, Computer, Harm, Tools, Violence)

"I work full-time in a used bookstore. I get up. I drink a cup of coffee. I think, The last thing I want to do is write. Then I go to the computer and write."
- Kate DiCamillo
(Related: Work, Coffee, Computer, Want)

"No, I consider myself computer illiterate."
- Casper Van Dien
(Related: Computer)

"The question of whether a computer can think is no more interesting than the question of whether a submarine can swim."
- Edsger Dijkstra
(Related: Computer, Question)

"Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes."
- Edsger Dijkstra
(Related: Computers, Science, Astronomy)

"The hardware manufacturers, game designers, cable companies and computer companies and, in fact, film studios are going to ensure that this thing marches on. They know that they are going to make an enormous amount of money from it."
- Thomas Dolby
(Related: Money, Computer, Fact, Film, Hardware)

"So evidently music was a killer app and is a killer app for computer and the Internet; it just took the tech industry a long time to hear that message."
- Thomas Dolby
(Related: Music, Time, Computer, Internet)

"So a more sensible thing it seemed to me was to go to Silicon Valley and be pushing on the technology companies to accelerate the use of audio and music in computers."
- Thomas Dolby
(Related: Computers, Music, Technology)

"Over and over again, financial experts and wonkish talking heads endeavor to explain these mysterious, 'toxic' financial instruments to us lay folk. Over and over, they ignobly fail, because we all know that no one understands credit default obligations and derivatives, except perhaps Mr. Buffett and the computers who created them."
- Richard Dooling
(Related: Computers, Financial, Credit, Experts, Folk, Talking)

"On the molecular scale, you find it's reasonable to have a machine that does a million steps per second, a mechanical system that works at computer speeds."
- K. Eric Drexler
(Related: Computer, Machine)

"Before computers, telephone lines and television connect us, we all share the same air, the same oceans, the same mountains and rivers. We are all equally responsible for protecting them."
- Julia Louis Dreyfus
(Related: Computers, Mountains, Oceans, Rivers, Television)

"The computer is a moron."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Computer)

"Few companies that installed computers to reduce the employment of clerks have realized their expectations... They now need more, and more expensive clerks even though they call them 'operators' or 'programmers.'"
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Computers, Expectations, Now)

"At that point, which would be around February 2002, they came and they confiscated my computer, because, they said, they were suspecting that I was communicating with certain Senate members and taking this issue outside the Bureau."
- Sibel Edmonds
(Related: Computer, February, Senate)

"Diaspora starts about a thousand years from now. Most of human civilisation has moved inside computers; essentially, a major branch of our descendants consists of conscious software."
- Greg Egan
(Related: Computers, Now, Software, Years)

"To err is human, but to really foul things up you need a computer."
- Paul R. Ehrlich
(Related: Computer)

"Bill Gates is the pope of the personal computer industry. He decides who's going to build."
- Larry Ellison
(Related: Computer)

"Our lives sometimes depend on computers performing as predicted."
- Philip Emeagwali
(Related: Computers)

"The Connection Machine was the most powerful supercomputer in the world. It is a complex supercomputer and it will take forever to completely describe how it works."
- Philip Emeagwali
(Related: Connection, Machine, Will, World)

"The labs were happy that I was brave enough to attempt to program it and the $5 million computer was left entirely to my use. I was their human guinea pig."
- Philip Emeagwali
(Related: Computer)

"Because I believe that humans are computers, I conjectured that computers, like people, can have left- and right-handed versions."
- Philip Emeagwali
(Related: Computers, People, Right)

"During the week that I arrived in the United States, I saw an airport, used a telephone, used a library, talked with a scientist, and was shown a computer for the first time in my life."
- Philip Emeagwali
(Related: Life, Time, Computer, First, states, United)

"The basis of computer work is predicated on the idea that only the brain makes decisions and only the index finger does the work."
- Brian Eno
(Related: Work, Idea, Computer, Decisions)

"If you think about computer programming, it's as antisocial as it gets."
- Shawn Fanning
(Related: Computer, Programming)

"People don't want to talk about death, just like they don't want to talk about computer security. Maybe I should have named my workstation Fear. People are so motivated by fear."
- Dan Farmer
(Related: Death, People, Fear, Computer, Security, Talk, Want)

"If I leave my computer, I'm probably not going to get back for hours. If I take a few minutes to answer questions and go web surfing, then guilt kicks in and I get back to work."
- Raymond E. Feist
(Related: Work, Computer, Guilt, Questions)

"Computer: a million morons working at the speed of light."
- David Ferrier
(Related: Light)

"There is a computer disease that anybody who works with computers knows about. It's a very serious disease and it interferes completely with the work. The trouble with computers is that you 'play' with them!"
- Richard P. Feynman
(Related: Computers, Work, Disease, Trouble)

"These days, of course, the focus of talk about popular liberation through products is mostly associated with the Internet. I've been collecting computer ads and ads dealing with Internet industries."
- Thomas Frank
(Related: Computer, Focus, Internet, Popular, Talk)

"I wish I could have 25,000 years of my personal family history documented in a very powerful computer or a CD-ROM that I could just pop in and my computer would never crash."
- Brendan Fraser
(Related: Family, History, Computer, Years)

"Basically all the world's computer parts come from the same supply chain that runs from Korea, down through coastal China, over to Taiwan, and down to Malaysia."
- Thomas Friedman
(Related: Computer, World)

"I see the player piano as the grandfather of the computer, the ancestor of the entire nightmare we live in, the birth of the binary world where there is no option other than yes or no and where there is no refuge."
- William Gaddis
(Related: Computer, World)

"I deleted all the games from my computer. I spent days trawling the Internet. I started slowly."
- Mary Garden
(Related: Computer, Games, Internet)

"Since when has the world of computer software design been about what people want? This is a simple question of evolution. The day is quickly coming when every knee will bow down to a silicon fist, and you will all beg your binary gods for mercy."
- Bill Gates
(Related: Design, People, Gods, Computer, Day, Evolution, Mercy, Question, Software, Want, Will, World)

"Security is, I would say, our top priority because for all the exciting things you will be able to do with computers - organizing your lives, staying in touch with people, being creative - if we don't solve these security problems, then people will hold back."
- Bill Gates
(Related: Computers, People, Being, Problems, Security, Will)

"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."
- Bill Gates
(Related: Computers, Creativity, Communication, Tools)

"If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1000 MPG."
- Bill Gates
(Related: Technology, Computer, Driving)

"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 Gerstner
(Related: Computers, Dreams, Love, Compassion, Machine, Spirit, Tools, Understanding)

"I have a son, Mason, who is disabled - cerebral palsy - and he does not walk independently, sit independently or speak. He uses a talking computer. I started becoming an advocate for him when he was 3 years old."
- Laura San Giacomo
(Related: Son, Computer, Old, Talking, Years)

"A graphic representation of data abstracted from the banks of every computer in the human system. Unthinkable complexity. Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters and constellations of data. Like city lights, receding."
- William Gibson
(Related: Banks, Complexity, Computer, Light, Mind)

"Computers are to design as microwaves are to cooking."
- Milton Glaser
(Related: Computers, Design, Cooking)

"It would be very discouraging if somewhere down the line you could ask a computer if the Riemann hypothesis is correct and it said, 'Yes, it is true, but you won't be able to understand the proof.'"
- Ronald Graham
(Related: Computer, Proof)

"I have been under considerable pressure to buy at least a laptop computer. I have always turned the suggestions down for the reason that I have never done creative work on a typewriter. There is to me a lack of empathy."
- Winston Graham
(Related: Work, Computer, Empathy, Pressure, Reason)

"Kids are finding out about the potential for discovery online from other sources; many of them have computers at home, for instance, or their friends have them."
- Daniel Greenberg
(Related: Computers, Home, Discovery, Friends, Kids, Potential)

"We're not a vocational school. If someone wants to get a high-paying job, I would hope that there are easier ways to do it than working through a formal computer science curriculum."
- Philip Greenspun
(Related: Science, Hope, Computer, Curriculum, Job, School)

"The guitar is a much more efficient machine than a computer. More responsive."
- Colin Greenwood
(Related: Computer, Guitar, Machine)

"The trick with computers I think, is to approach old and new things with the same reverence as you would like your favourite chair and not be seduced by the constant innovation otherwise you never do anything."
- Colin Greenwood
(Related: Computers, Innovation, Old)

"If you're working on a computer and you're editing bass, it looks like a warm curvy, sort of feminine object."
- Colin Greenwood
(Related: Computer)

"In OK Computer, the guitar was already moving towards a tone generator as well as a riff generator."
- Colin Greenwood
(Related: Computer, Guitar)

"There cannot be any better cross-section of America and I think the soldiers represent the best we have. Today's soldiers are brighter and smarter, perhaps in a different way, than past generations because they've been brought up in the computer and information age."
- Gerald Griffin
(Related: Age, America, Computer, Generations, Information, Past, Soldiers, Today)

"I hate it, it is tedious... when I write for my act, it is very improvisational, I write bullet points, I cannot sit in front of a computer; that is not my style."
- Kathy Griffin
(Related: Act, Computer, Hate, Style)

"But now with technology I could sit down and do a bunch of character drawings and scan them into a computer, and the computer using my exact style could bring it into life, where it would have been edited by various human beings before."
- Bill Griffith
(Related: Technology, Life, Character, Computer, Now, Style)

"The divine spark leaps from the finger of God to the finger of Adam, whether it takes ultimate shape in a law of physics or a law of the land, a poem or a policy, a sonata or a mechanical computer."
- Alfred Whitney Griswold
(Related: God, Policy, Computer, Land, Law, Physics)

"When AI approximates Machine Intelligence, then many online and computer-run RPGs will move towards actual RPG activity. Nonetheless, that will not replace the experience of 'being there,' any more than seeing a theatrical motion picture can replace the stage play."
- Gary Gygax
(Related: Experience, Intelligence, Computer, Machine, Play, Will)

"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
(Related: Computers, Men, Danger, Will)

"But computers have changed the world for everyone, so there will be some way of working it out."
- Debbie Harry
(Related: Computers, Will, World)

"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
(Related: Life, Nature, Computer, Human nature)

"Loads of computer graphics equals a terrible video in my book."
- Dan Hawkins
(Related: Computer)

"I do two things. I design mobile computers and I study brains."
- Jeff Hawkins
(Related: Computers, Design, Study)

"I'm a '70s mom, and my daughter is a '90s mom. I know a lot of women my age who are real computer freaks."
- Florence Henderson
(Related: Age, Women, Mom, Daughter, Computer)

"One of the best things to come out of the home computer revolution could be the general and widespread understanding of how severely limited logic really is."
- Frank Herbert
(Related: Home, Computer, Revolution, Logic, Understanding)

"In fact when I first got my Apple II the first thing I did was turn it on and off, on and off, just because I had the power to do so, which I'd never had on a computer before."
- Andy Hertzfeld
(Related: Power, Computer, Fact, First)

"All we can do when we think of kids today is think of more hours of school, earlier age at the computer, and curfews. Who would want to grow up in that world?"
- James Hillman
(Related: Age, Computer, Kids, School, Today, Want, World)

"Honestly, I'm more into the computer, the Internet, and checking out scores or the news."
- Martina Hingis
(Related: Computer, Internet, News)

"I have three brothers and they're all into computers. They're all intellects. My mother would pay me a quarter a page to read a book and I couldn't make 50 cents. I just couldn't do it."
- Josh Holloway
(Related: Computers, Mother, Brothers)

"I'm not computer literate. I e-mail. I know how to get on the Web, but I haven't crossed over into the internet world. I'm old-fashioned, I guess."
- Katie Holmes
(Related: Computer, Internet, Old, World)

"With the fight scenes, they would take a video camera and shoot alongside the camera so we would piece it together on the computer and had an extremely rough cut of what we were doing."
- Kelly Hu
(Related: Computer, Fight)

"The wars of the future will be fought by computer technicians and by lawyers and high-altitude specialists, and that may mean war will be increasingly abstract, hard to think about and hard to control."
- Michael Ignatieff
(Related: War, Control, Computer, Future, Lawyers, May, Will)

"Well, we didn't have our original drummer on our last record. And most of that album was not played as a band in the studio. It was mostly the world of computers and overdubs. There was very few things played live or worked out as a band."
- James Iha
(Related: Computers, World)

"Every ISP is being attacked, maliciously both from in the United States and outside of the United States, by those who want to invade people's privacy. But more importantly they want to take control of computers, they want to hack them, they want to steal information."
- Darrell Issa
(Related: Computers, People, Control, Being, Information, Privacy, states, United, Want)

"I said, 'Okay, it's the year 2000, I'm getting a computer and a Palm Pilot.' I know how to check my e-mail, and I've listed some phone numbers on it. Half the time the battery has gone out so I can't use it."
- Marc Jacobs
(Related: Time, Computer, Numbers)

"I wouldn't know how to find eBay on the computer if my life depended on it."
- Marc Jacobs
(Related: Life, Computer)

"I got interested in computers and how they could be enslaved to the megalomaniac impulses of a teenager."
- Eugene Jarvis
(Related: Computers, Impulses)

"The only legitimate use of a computer is to play games."
- Eugene Jarvis
(Related: Computer, Games, Play)

"It took us three years to build the NeXT computer. If we'd given customers what they said they wanted, we'd have built a computer they'd have been happy with a year after we spoke to them - not something they'd want now."
- Steve Jobs
(Related: Computer, Now, Want, Years)

"Kids are all computer-savvy. Sit down and write to your parents on the computer. And just say, I have some questions and I'm scared. There's some stuff I don't know and I really need to talk to you about sex. Tear it off and put it on their pillow. They'll read it."
- Sue Johanson
(Related: Sex, Computer, Kids, Parents, Questions, Talk)

"I'm fortunate in that I'm a lecturer too and this gets me out and about and away from the computer. I also have loads of friends all around the world, plus a core group of special people in my life that I can lean on, chat to, or just hang with."
- Paul Kane
(Related: Life, People, Computer, Friends, World)

"Writing can be a very solitary business. It's you sat at a desk typing words into a computer. It can get lonely sometimes and lots of writers live quite isolated lives."
- Paul Kane
(Related: Business, Computer, Lonely, Words, Writers, Writing)

"You couldn't have fed the '50s into a computer and come out with the '60s."
- Paul Kantner
(Related: Computer)

"I actually built a tiny computer as a junior high school project."
- Mitch Kapor
(Related: Computer, Project, School)

"Well, I had a lot of help from my father with the soldering and so on, and he was very good at math and was fascinated with computers, and so I was fortunate enough to have a bunch of exposure going all the way back to high school - this was in the 1960s."
- Mitch Kapor
(Related: Computers, Father, Help, School)

"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
(Related: Nature, Act, Computer, Language, Machine)

"Computers rather frighten me, because I never did learn to type, so the whole thing seems extraordinarily complicated to me."
- Charles Keating
(Related: Computers)

"The great advance of personal computers was not the computing power per se but the fact that it brought it right to your face, that you had control over it, that were confronted with it and could steer it."
- Kevin Kelly
(Related: Computers, Power, Control, Fact, Right)

"But in fact, when you try to model that on a computer you find that because of the very structure of matter and of the chemical bonds that are the basis of every organism, evolution is not random at all. It will tend to follow certain paths."
- Kevin Kelly
(Related: Computer, Evolution, Fact, Will)

"Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Computer, Man)

"All of the biggest technological inventions created by man - the airplane, the automobile, the computer - says little about his intelligence, but speaks volumes about his laziness."
- Mark Kennedy
(Related: Intelligence, Computer, Inventions, Laziness, Man)

"Well, the thought that everybody might have a personal computer at their desk or their home was certainly not on the mainstream of anybody's activity at that time."
- Jack Kilby
(Related: Home, Time, Thought, Computer)

"Well, the big products in electronics in the '50s were radio and television. The first big computers were just beginning to come in and represented the most logical market for us to work in."
- Jack Kilby
(Related: Computers, Work, Beginning, First, Television)

"I think I thought it would be important for electronics as we knew it then, but that was a much simpler business and electronics was mostly radio and television and the first computers."
- Jack Kilby
(Related: Business, Computers, Thought, First, Television)

"The biggest hurdle to writing Fargo Rock City was that I couldn't afford a home computer - I had to get a new job so I could buy a computer. It could all change though. In five years, I could be back at some daily newspaper, which wouldn't be so bad."
- Chuck Klosterman
(Related: Change, Home, Computer, Job, Writing, Years)

"In the course of my stay there, I also showed how one could analyse the experimental kinetic curves for the reaction of haemoglobin with carbon dioxide or oxygen by simulations in the computer, and so fit the rate constants."
- Aaron Klug
(Related: Computer)

"Science is what we understand well enough to explain to a computer. Art is everything else we do."
- Donald Knuth
(Related: Art, Science, Computer)

"People think that computer science is the art of geniuses but the actual reality is the opposite, just many people doing things that build on eachother, like a wall of mini stones."
- Donald Knuth
(Related: Art, Science, People, Computer, Reality)

"Let us change our traditional attitude to the construction of programs. Instead of imagining that our main task is to instruct a computer what to do, let us concentrate rather on explaining to human beings what we want a computer to do."
- Donald Knuth
(Related: Change, Attitude, Computer, Want)

"In fact what I would like to see is thousands of computer scientists let loose to do whatever they want. That's what really advances the field."
- Donald Knuth
(Related: Computer, Fact, Scientists, Want)

"I decry the current tendency to seek patents on algorithms. There are better ways to earn a living than to prevent other people from making use of one's contributions to computer science."
- Donald Knuth
(Related: Science, People, Computer, Living)

"We're getting so pulled in by computers and technology, and our kids have their face in the computers all day. The human relationship is being diminished by this."
- Lenny Kravitz
(Related: Computers, Technology, Being, Day, Kids)

"Family life is not a computer program that runs on its own; it needs continual input from everyone."
- Neil Kurshan
(Related: Family, Life, Computer, Needs)

"We are beginning to see intimations of this in the implantation of computer devices into the human body."
- Ray Kurzweil
(Related: Beginning, Body, Computer)

"Supercomputers will achieve one human brain capacity by 2010, and personal computers will do so by about 2020."
- Ray Kurzweil
(Related: Computers, Will)

"I've never had Internet access. Actually, I have looked at things on other people's computers as a bystander. A few times in my life I've opened email accounts, twice actually, but it's something I don't want in my life right now."
- Jhumpa Lahiri
(Related: Computers, Life, People, Internet, Now, Right, Want)

"Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions, including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog."
- Doug Larson
(Related: Computers, Home, Being)

"Sure, they were simple desk lamps with only a minimal amount of movement, but you could immediately tell that Luxo Jr. was a baby, and that the big one was his mother. In that short little film, computer animation went from a novelty to a serious tool for filmmaking."
- John Lasseter
(Related: Mother, Animation, Baby, Computer, Film, Novelty)

"If you're sitting in your minivan, playing your computer animated films for your children in the back seat, is it the animation that's entertaining you as you drive and listen? No, it's the storytelling. That's why we put so much importance on story. No amount of great animation will save a bad story."
- John Lasseter
(Related: Animation, Children, Computer, Importance, Will)

"Computers and electronic music are not the opposite of the warm human music. It's exactly the same."
- Bill Laswell
(Related: Computers, Music)

"CGI is done after the film is done. It's through the computer. Most of the film is not computer-generated special effects. Most of it is that creature that is in the room with you."
- Sanaa Lathan
(Related: Computer, Film)

"It is an interesting fact that during my tour I was never allowed access to computers, radios, or anything else that I might damage through curiosity, or perhaps something more sinister."
- Robert B. Laughlin
(Related: Computers, Curiosity, Fact)

"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
(Related: Computers, Work, People, Cooperation, Information, Meaning)

"We could say we want the Web to reflect a vision of the world where everything is done democratically. To do that, we get computers to talk with each other in such a way as to promote that ideal."
- Tim Berners Lee
(Related: Computers, Vision, Talk, Want, World)

"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."
- Tim Berners Lee
(Related: Dreams, Time, Computer)

"Computer photography won't be photography as we know it. I think photography will always be chemical."
- Annie Leibovitz
(Related: Computer, Photography, Will)

"Another misconception is that an order is canceled when you hit 'cancel' on your computer. But, the fact is it's canceled only when the market gets the cancellation."
- Arthur Levitt
(Related: Computer, Fact, Order)

"There has never been an unexpectedly short debugging period in the history of computers."
- Steven Levy
(Related: Computers, History)

"The fact that biological, or "natural" rules might help in the creation of a computer generated work of art is interesting, but even a wonderful work of art made in this fashion isn't the same as a person, with all his or her experiences and emotions involved, making art."
- Steven Levy
(Related: Art, Work, Computer, Creation, Emotions, Fact, Fashion, Help, Rules)

"Computer technology is so built into our lives that it's part of the surround of every artist."
- Steven Levy
(Related: Technology, Artist, Computer)

"I loved logic, math, computer programming. I loved systems and logic approaches. And so I just figured architecture is this perfect combination."
- Maya Lin
(Related: Architecture, Computer, Logic, Programming)

"If you wanted to build the most powerful computer you could, you can't do better than including everything in the universe that's potentially available."
- Seth Lloyd
(Related: Computer, Universe)

"Computers are famous for being able to do complicated things starting from simple programs."
- Seth Lloyd
(Related: Computers, Being, Famous)

"I have not proved that the universe is, in fact, a digital computer and that it's capable of performing universal computation, but it's plausible that it is."
- Seth Lloyd
(Related: Computer, Fact, Universe)

"Something else has happened with computers."
- Seth Lloyd
(Related: Computers)

"Thinking of the universe as a computer is controversial."
- Seth Lloyd
(Related: Computer, Thinking, Universe)

"What's happened with society is that we have created these devices, computers, which already can register and process huge amounts of information, which is a significant fraction of the amount of information that human beings themselves, as a species, can process."
- Seth Lloyd
(Related: Society, Computers, Information)

"Technological man can't believe in anything that can't be measured, taped, or put into a computer."
- Clare Boothe Luce
(Related: Computer, Man)

"I am really chained to my computer these days so I work in my bedroom, which is a room I have worked in for years and years. It is just as much an office as a bedroom, and during the day, my bed is rather like an extension of my desk."
- Margaret Mahy
(Related: Work, Bed, Computer, Day, Office, Years)

"Although computer memory is no longer expensive, there's always a finite size buffer somewhere. When a big piece of news arrives, everybody sends a message to everybody else, and the buffer fills."
- Benoit Mandelbrot
(Related: Computer, Memory, News)

"There's a lot of music that sounds like it's literally computer-generated, totally divorced from a guy sitting down at an instrument."
- Aimee Mann
(Related: Music, Computer)

"I don't have a computer - I don't like to get into it that much 'cause it can screw with your head a little."
- James Marsters
(Related: Computer)

"Whenever I'm on my computer, I don't type 'lol'. I type 'lqtm' - laugh quietly to myself. It's more honest."
- Demetri Martin
(Related: Computer)

"I have several computer companies. One of them I have a program for wide-format printing. I have a beauty program. So I have several different programs that I own for printing."
- Jerry Mathers
(Related: Beauty, Computer, Printing)

"Many of our own people here in this country do not ask about computers, telephones and television sets. They ask - when will we get a road to our village."
- Thabo Mbeki
(Related: Computers, People, Country, Road, Television, Will)

"We demand privacy, yet we glorify those that break into computers."
- Bill McCollum
(Related: Computers, Privacy)

"No computer, no gadget, no trickery. I am an animal, it is a plant. I will beat the weed!"
- Matthew McConaughey
(Related: Computer, Will)

"95% on content and the computer language remains the same."
- Steve McConnell
(Related: Computer, Content, Language)

"I'm the computer operator for Operation Rescue National."
- Norma McCorvey
(Related: Computer)

"Given that I have to share my computer with my three children, it's not usually a site that I get to spend that much time on. I'm usually on the Nickelodeon site, coloring with my little five year old or something."
- Todd McFarlane
(Related: Time, Children, Computer, Old)

"I'm terrified of switching the computer on because there are so many poems."
- Roger McGough
(Related: Computer, Poems)

"A computer does not substitute for judgment any more than a pencil substitutes for literacy. But writing without a pencil is no particular advantage."
- Robert McNamara
(Related: Computer, Judgment, Writing)

"At the risk of being a fuddy-duddy I don't have a computer; I don't have e-mail; and I really don't need something in my house that I would be sitting in front of for hours."
- Marian McPartland
(Related: Being, Computer, Risk)

"I'd like to talk about free markets. Information in the computer age is the last genuine free market left on earth except those free markets where indigenous people are still surviving. And that's basically becoming limited."
- Russell Means
(Related: Age, People, Computer, Earth, Information, Talk)

"Nanotechnology will let us build computers that are incredibly powerful. We'll have more power in the volume of a sugar cube than exists in the entire world today."
- Ralph Merkle
(Related: Computers, Power, Today, Will, World)

"Manufacturing takes place in very large facilities. If you want to build a computer chip, you need a giant semiconductor fabrication facility. But nature can grow complex molecular machines using nothing more than a plant."
- Ralph Merkle
(Related: Nature, Computer, Machines, Manufacturing, Nothing, Want)

"Lighter computers and lighter sensors would let you have more function in a given weight, which is very important if you are launching things into space, and you have to pay by the pound to put things there."
- Ralph Merkle
(Related: Computers, Space, Weight)

"The number of elements that have to go into a hit would break a computer down. the right season for that play, the right historical moment, the right tonality."
- Arthur Miller
(Related: Computer, Play, Right)

"No computer has ever been designed that is ever aware of what it's doing; but most of the time, we aren't either."
- Marvin Minsky
(Related: Time, Computer)

"When David Marr at MIT moved into computer vision, he generated a lot of excitement, but he hit up against the problem of knowledge representation; he had no good representations for knowledge in his vision systems."
- Marvin Minsky
(Related: Knowledge, Vision, Computer, Excitement)

"It was used for decades to describe talented computer enthusiasts, people whose skill at using computers to solve technical problems and puzzles was - and is - respected and admired by others possessing similar technical skills."
- Kevin Mitnick
(Related: Computers, People, Problems, Skill)

"Even when I work with computers, with high technology, I always try to put in the touch of the hand."
- Issey Miyake
(Related: Work, Computers, Technology)

"What do we want our kids to do? Sweep up around Japanese computers?"
- Walter F. Mondale
(Related: Computers, Kids, Want)

"I happen to think that computers are the most important thing to happen to musicians since the invention of cat-gut which was a long time ago."
- Robert Moog
(Related: Computers, Time, Invention, Musicians)

"Geologists don't do that! We go out in the field and observe, and then we can try to make a model with computerization; but it's not the first thing."
- Nils-Axel Morner
(Related: First)

"In 1966 I became president of the British Computer Society."
- Lord Mountbatten
(Related: Society, Computer, President)

"And so every one of us in the FBI, I don't care if it's a file clerk someplace or an agent there or a computer specialist, understands that our main mission is to protect the public from another September 11, another terrorist attack."
- Robert Mueller
(Related: Care, Computer, Mission, Public)

"And then you start getting into the technical side of it and the aesthetic side and with those areas you can come up with new ways to visualise things, new ways to render and use the computer to make things look different and new and stuff like that."
- Dennis Muren
(Related: Computer)

"While the recent addition of the National Guard providing a support role manning computers and cameras has allowed more Border Patrol agents to work the field, more agents are still needed."
- Timothy Murphy
(Related: Computers, Work, Support)

"Guess what - I am one of the ONLY senators in the whole United States Senate that is computer literate!"
- Patty Murray
(Related: Computer, Senate, Senators, states, United)

"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."
- Edward R. Murrow
(Related: Computer, End, Old, Will)

"Eventually, I believe, current attempts to understand the mind by analogy with man-made computers that can perform superbly some of the same external tasks as conscious beings will be recognized as a gigantic waste of time."
- Thomas Nagel
(Related: Computers, Time, Man, Mind, Waste, Will)

"Computing is not about computers any more. It is about living."
- Nicholas Negroponte
(Related: Computers, Living)

"Even in the developing parts of the world, kids take to computers like fish to water."
- Nicholas Negroponte
(Related: Computers, Fish, Kids, Water, World)

"Then in my early teens, when the home computer bubble was blowing, I had one of the first, an Acorn Atom, and used to write primitive adventures on that."
- Graham Nelson
(Related: Home, Computer, First)

"But it seemed to me that as soon as you have computer storage you could put every point you wanted in - make the ones that are less relevant to your central topic, further away or allow the central topic to move as the reader proceeded."
- Ted Nelson
(Related: Computer)

"In my second year in graduate school, I took a computer course and that was like lightening striking."
- Ted Nelson
(Related: Computer, School)

"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."
- Ted Nelson
(Related: Computers, News)

"So, the point was to be able to have a medium that would record all the connections and all the structures and all the thoughts that paper could not. Since the computer could hold any structure in any form, this was the way to go."
- Ted Nelson
(Related: Thoughts, Computer)

"Computers are hierarchical. We have a desktop and hierarchical files which have to mean everything."
- Ted Nelson
(Related: Computers)

"They were saying computers deal with numbers. This was absolutely nonsense. Computers deal with arbitrary information of any kind."
- Ted Nelson
(Related: Computers, Information, Nonsense, Numbers, Saying)

"The point is that these decisions they've made are partly for your convenience and partly for theirs and partly out of stereotypes that they carry with them from the conventions of the computer field."
- Ted Nelson
(Related: Computer, Decisions)

"It would appear that we have reached the limits of what it is possible to achieve with computer technology, although one should be careful with such statements, as they tend to sound pretty silly in 5 years."
- John von Neumann
(Related: Technology, Computer, Limits, Pretty, Silly, Sound, Years)

"There are no rules and regulations for perfect composition. If there were we would be able to put all the information into a computer and would come out with a masterpiece. We know that's impossible. You have to compose by the seat of your pants."
- Arnold Newman
(Related: Computer, Information, Rules)

"At this present time, matter is still the best way to think of architecture, but I'm not so sure for very long. The computer is radicalizing the way we think about our world."
- Ben Nicholson
(Related: Architecture, Time, Computer, Present, World)

"That's the new way - with computers, computers, computers. That's the way we can have the cell survive and get some new information in high resolution. We started about five years ago and, today, I think we have reached the target."
- Lennart Nilsson
(Related: Computers, Information, Resolution, Today, Years)

"I have the instruments, ideas, technology, computer techniques. We try to create or see something, which has not been known before - just to discover something together. This is always my dream."
- Lennart Nilsson
(Related: Technology, Dream, Ideas, Computer)

"And my real enemy is not to hold the specimen sterile, but it's the lighting. The light is our real enemy. So we have to work with very very poor lighting. But we can increase the light with computers."
- Lennart Nilsson
(Related: Computers, Work, Enemy, Light, Poor)

"It's really weird to be playing chords again. Haven't played chords for a long time. I realised I haven't played chord changes since OK Computer and stuff like that."
- Ed O'Brien
(Related: Time, Computer)

"At the end of OK Computer we were playing big, big arenas and it wasn't right. You can do those things occasionally but at the time it didn't feel right."
- Ed O'Brien
(Related: Time, Computer, End, Right)

"There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home."
- Ken Olsen
(Related: Home, Computer, Reason)

"On almost anything someone does in the computer business, you can go back in the literature and prove someone had done it earlier."
- Ken Olsen
(Related: Business, Computer, Literature)

"To err is human - and to blame it on a computer is even more so."
- Robert Orben
(Related: Blame, Computer)

"The future lies in designing and selling computers that people don't realize are computers at all."
- Adam Osborne
(Related: Computers, People, Selling, Future, Lies)

"People think computers will keep them from making mistakes. They're wrong. With computers you make mistakes faster."
- Adam Osborne
(Related: Computers, People, Mistakes, Will, Wrong)

"The guy who knows about computers is the last person you want to have creating documentation for people who don't understand computers."
- Adam Osborne
(Related: Computers, People, Want)

"The ownership of computers in the home is far less than the statistics show, because usually when the computer breaks down once, that is the end of it for a long, long time. They do not have the money or incentive to get the computer repaired."
- Major Owens
(Related: Computers, Home, Money, Time, End, Ownership, Statistics)

"The Christian notion of the possibility of redemption is incomprehensible to the computer."
- Vance Packard
(Related: Possibility, Christian, Computer)

"We can do things that we never could before. Stop-motion lets you build tiny little worlds, and computers make that world even more believable."
- Nick Park
(Related: Computers, World)

"We have a reliable computerized network devoted to counterterrorist activities."
- George Pataki
(Related: Network)

"I am a composer, horn player, and computer programmer."
- Robert Patterson
(Related: Computer)

"No operational commander should have to assign a soldier a task that could be done as well by a computer, a remote sensor, or an unmanned airplane."
- Richard Perle
(Related: Computer)

"Computer Science is embarrassed by the computer."
- Alan Perlis
(Related: Science, Computer)

"If your computer speaks English, it was probably made in Japan."
- Alan Perlis
(Related: Computer, English)

"A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing."
- Emo Philips
(Related: Boxing, Chess, Computer)

"My computer beat me at checkers, but I sure beat it at kickboxing."
- Emo Philips
(Related: Computer)

"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers."
- Pablo Picasso
(Related: Computers, Answers)

"In the original computer game of Doom, you not only have to kill things. You have to pulverise them."
- Rosamund Pike
(Related: Computer)

"I'm too old-fashioned to use a computer. I'm too old-fashioned to use a quill."
- Christopher Plummer
(Related: Computer, Old)

"Stories where the author has known very little, but run a computer program that tells him how to construct a planet, and looked up specific things about rocketry and so on, really suck."
- Frederik Pohl
(Related: Computer)

"I did that for 40 years or more. I never had any writer's block. I got up in the morning, sat down at the typewriter - now, computer - lit up a cigarette."
- Frederik Pohl
(Related: Computer, Now, Writer, Years)

"We have an epidemic of sexual predators following our children, whether it be on the computers, whether it be in our public parks, whether it be in the workplace, or even our schools."
- Jon Porter
(Related: Computers, Children, Public, Schools)

"Then I started graduate school at UCLA. I got a part time research assistant job as a programmer on a project involving the use of one computer to measure the performance of another computer."
- Jon Postel
(Related: Time, Performance, Computer, Job, Measure, Project, Research, School)

"One of the things that is not so good is that a decision was made long ago about the size of an IP address - 32 bits. At the time it was a number much larger than anyone could imagine ever having that many computers but it turned out to be to small."
- Jon Postel
(Related: Computers, Time, Decision)

"That was clearly surprising, interesting - a very interesting milestone was when you can pick up a magazine and read an article about some sort of computer related thing and they mention the word internet without explaining it."
- Jon Postel
(Related: Computer, Internet, Word)

"In a chemistry class there was a guy sitting in front of me doing what looked like a jigsaw puzzle or some really weird kind of thing. He told me he was writing a computer program."
- Jon Postel
(Related: Class, Computer, Writing)

"But I do have a computer at home and a pretty good ISDN connection."
- Jon Postel
(Related: Home, Computer, Connection, Pretty)

"My reading is extremely eclectic. Lately I've been teaching myself computer graphics, so I'm reading a lot about that. I read books of trivia, of facts."
- Jack Prelutsky
(Related: Books, Computer, Facts, Reading, Teaching)

"When the first computers started to come in, we tried to digitalize the seismological equipment."
- Frank Press
(Related: Computers, First)

"I just want to keep creating stuff, work regularly and learn how to use a computer properly."
- Paul Putner
(Related: Work, Computer, Want)

"In some industry markets, high quality can be tied to making more money, but I am sure by now all of us know the computer industry is not like that."
- Theo de Raadt
(Related: Money, Quality, Computer, Now)

"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
(Related: Time, Computers, Complaining)

"A computer shall not waste your time or require you to do more work than is strictly necessary."
- Jef Raskin
(Related: Time, Work, Computer, Waste)

"A computer shall not harm your work or, through inaction, allow your work to come to harm."
- Jef Raskin
(Related: Work, Computer, Harm, Inaction)

"Right now, computers, which are supposed to be our servant, are oppressing us."
- Jef Raskin
(Related: Computers, Now, Right)

"To err is human but to really foul up requires a computer."
- Dan Rather
(Related: Computer)

"The ARPAnet was the first transcontinental, high-speed computer network."
- Eric S. Raymond
(Related: Computer, First, Network)

"For the first time, individual hackers could afford to have home machines comparable in power and storage capacity to the minicomputers of ten years earlier - Unix engines capable of supporting a full development environment and talking to the Internet."
- Eric S. Raymond
(Related: Home, Power, Time, Development, Environment, First, Internet, Machines, Talking, Unix, Years)

"At this moment I do not have a personal relationship with a computer."
- Janet Reno
(Related: Computer)

"There may be writing groups where people meet but it's occasional. You really do it all at your own computer or your own typewriter by yourself."
- Anne Rice
(Related: People, Computer, May, Writing)

"I think a lot of the time these days people are so concerned about having the right camera and the right film and the right lenses and all the special effects that go along with it, even the computer, that they're missing the key element."
- Herb Ritts
(Related: Time, People, Computer, Film, Key, Right)

"Modern people are only willing to believe in their computers, while I believe in myself."
- Alain Robert
(Related: Computers, People)

"It might take some here and there, but Apple's market share in the global computer business has really shrunk pretty far, and where they've been making success recently is not in the computer business but in the iPod music business."
- Kevin Rollins
(Related: Business, Music, Success, Computer, Pretty)

"You know, IBM was almost knocked out of the box by other types of computer software and manufacturing."
- Roy Romer
(Related: Computer, Manufacturing, Software)

"Interactive computers and software will, I think, provide a less costly method of doing some kinds of inquiry, in knowledge acquisition and even reasoning and interaction."
- Roy Romer
(Related: Computers, Knowledge, Software, Will)

"Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving America a new sense of purpose."
- Andy Rooney
(Related: Purpose, America, Computer, First, Giving, Sense)

"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
(Related: Computers)

"Computers may save time but they sure waste a lot of paper. About 98 percent of everything printed out by a computer is garbage that no one ever reads."
- Andy Rooney
(Related: Computers, Time, May, Waste)

"Think? Why think! We have computers to do that for us."
- Jean Rostand
(Related: Computers)

"If we suppose that many natural phenomena are in effect computations, the study of computer science can tell us about the kinds of natural phenomena that can occur."
- Rudy Rucker
(Related: Science, Computer, Effect, Study)

"Well, my wife always says to me, and I think it's true, it's very difficult for us to understand the Elizabethan understanding and enjoyment and perception of form as it is to say... it would be for them to understand computers or going to the moon or something."
- Mark Rylance
(Related: Computers, Wife, Perception, Enjoyment, Moon, Understanding)

"There are interactions with characters within the game which I think are pretty neatly done considering the limitations that you have to work with. I mean, a computer can't really generate a character that talks back and forth with you successfully."
- Fred Saberhagen
(Related: Work, Character, Computer, Limitations, Pretty)

"I don't know why a computer game can't be an art form just as a puppet show or an opera is. I'm still interested in computer games as something I would like to work on someday."
- Fred Saberhagen
(Related: Art, Work, Computer, Games, Opera)

"When we draw on the tablet, the drawing shows up on the computer screen. If we have chosen to tell the computer that the stylist is to behave like a piece of chalk, or a pen, or a wet brush, it will."
- Buffy Sainte-Marie
(Related: Computer, Pen, Will)

"Another time factor is output: proofing and printing. That is, getting your work out of the computer and onto paper and having it satisfy you. It can be time consuming and expensive."
- Buffy Sainte-Marie
(Related: Time, Work, Computer, Printing)

"We also have the option of scanning in an image from outside the computer... a photo, or a sketch done with traditional tools; and we can then paint, manipulate, process, change, and further develop the image within the computer, watching our progress on the monitor."
- Buffy Sainte-Marie
(Related: Change, Progress, Computer, Tools)

"It was a black and white only computer at the time, but it kept me fascinated."
- Buffy Sainte-Marie
(Related: Time, Computer)

"The paintings are transferred from my computer to a disk, and I can hand it to the printer this way; or I can modem the painting to the printer over the phone lines from my house in Hawaii."
- Buffy Sainte-Marie
(Related: Computer, Painting)

"I think that an artist is a bit like a computer. He receives information from the world around him and from his past and from his own experiences. And it all goes into the brain."
- Gerald Scarfe
(Related: Artist, Computer, Information, Past, World)

"I just recently did a film with Disney, and they put the drawings straight on the computer. And it's all painted on the computer now and not by hand anymore."
- Gerald Scarfe
(Related: Computer, Disney, Film, Now)

"People don't understand computers. Computers are magical boxes that do things. People believe what computers tell them."
- Bruce Scheneier
(Related: Computers, People)

"There's all these ways to instantly communicate - cars, computers, telephone and transportation - and even with all that, it's so hard to find people and have an honest communication with them."
- Jason Schwartzman
(Related: Computers, People, Communication)

"There are allowable limits for radiation going - I mean there's radiation all around us. There's radiation from your television set. There's radiation from your computer. There's radiation actually occurring in the ground."
- William Scranton
(Related: Computer, Limits, Television)

"I will argue that in the literal sense the programmed computer understands what the car and the adding machine understand, namely, exactly nothing."
- John Searle
(Related: Car, Computer, Machine, Nothing, Sense, Will)

"From cell phones to computers, quality is improving and costs are shrinking as companies fight to offer the public the best product at the best price. But this philosophy is sadly missing from our health-care insurance system."
- John Shadegg
(Related: Computers, Health, Quality, Fight, Philosophy, Public)

"Gee, I am a complete Luddite when it comes to computers, I can barely log on!"
- Jonathan Shapiro
(Related: Computers)

"Sci-fi films are the epic films of the day because we can no longer put 10,000 extras in the scene - but we can draw thousands of aliens with computers."
- William Shatner
(Related: Computers, Day)

"It is instructive, for instance, to trace the computer industry's decline in vision, idealism, creativity, romance and sheer fun as it becomes more and more important and prosperous."
- Robert Shea
(Related: Romance, Creativity, Vision, Computer, Fun, Idealism)

"Now the whole point about machines is they are designed not to be random. When you call up a word processing program on your computer, you don't want it to be different every time you call it up. You want it to stay the same."
- Rupert Sheldrake
(Related: Time, Computer, Machines, Now, Want, Word)

"I've heard that, but since I'm computer illiterate I don't know how it all works. But since I'm on Prodigy tonight, I'm learning a lot through my typist, Peter."
- Bobby Sherman
(Related: Computer, Learning)

"To me, that's one of the things that I love about doing this stuff. One day I can work on this piece in watercolor, and then work on something else on the computer, or work on something else that's a completely different approach."
- Bill Sienkiewicz
(Related: Love, Work, Computer, Day)

"In the computer field, the moment of truth is a running program; all else is prophecy."
- Herbert Simon
(Related: Truth, Computer, Prophecy, Running)

"I don't care how big and fast computers are, they're not as big and fast as the world."
- Herbert Simon
(Related: Computers, Care, World)

"But I said wait a minute, I'm going to get a computer, I can do this as well as anybody else. So I did some studying so I knew what kind of boards to get to put a PC together. But there was a guy sitting there with Apple. I said, 'what's that?' and he goes, 'Apple with 128k, it's all built into the box,' and I bought it. That was my first computer."
- Sinbad
(Related: Computer, First)

"I think games are starting to branch out. It's not just guys sitting at their computer stations. Games are so fun, that everybody gets into them a little bit."
- Christian Slater
(Related: Computer, Fun, Games)

"The big question society will have to answer is whether it wants computers thinking like humans."
- David Smith
(Related: Computers, Society, Question, Thinking, Will)

"Beyond that, states had to also have electronic voting machines that made it possible for people who are physically handicapped to vote in private... and the computerized voting machine made it very easy for, particularly, the blind."
- DeForest Soaries
(Related: People, Blind, Machine, Machines, states, Vote, Voting)

"For example, computer defends well, but for humans its is harder to defend than attack, particularly with the modern time control."
- Boris Spassky
(Related: Time, Control, Computer, Example)

"I've got a computer, but I won't go near it."
- Jo Stafford
(Related: Computer)

"I continue to meet people who have had their Web pages hijacked, their browsers corrupted, in some cases, their children exposed to inappropriate material from these dangerous programs hidden in their family computers."
- Cliff Stearns
(Related: Computers, Family, People, Children)

"During that first year, I felt guilty that my wife was out working bringing in all our income, while I was at home playing on the computer, so I made myself treat writing like a job."
- George Stephen
(Related: Home, Wife, Computer, First, Income, Job, Writing)

"I got up with my wife, I sat down at the computer when she went to work, and I didn't stop until she got home."
- George Stephen
(Related: Home, Work, Wife, Computer)

"To me, there is something superbly symbolic in the fact that an astronaut, sent up as assistant to a series of computers, found that he worked more accurately and more intelligently than they. Inside the capsule, man is still in charge."
- Adlai Stevenson
(Related: Computers, Fact, Man)

"Why is it drug addicts and computer afficionados are both called users?"
- Clifford Stoll
(Related: Computer)

"Computers in classrooms are the filmstrips of the 1990s."
- Clifford Stoll
(Related: Computers)

"The only thing God didn't do to Job was give him a computer."
- I. F. Stone
(Related: God, Computer, Job)

"The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things to worry about from Science, along with behaviour control, genetic engineering, transplanted heads, computer poetry and the unrestrained growth of plastic flowers."
- Lewis Thomas
(Related: Poetry, Science, Control, Growth, Computer, Engineering, Flowers, Worry)

"Unauthorized access to computer systems is already a serious crime in a few states and is currently being addressed in many more state legislatures as well as Congress."
- Ken Thompson
(Related: Being, Computer, Congress, Crime, State, states)

"I have always been making art from an early age but for nearly forty years did computer programming to earn a living. I bought a house and put my wife and three children through college. Now that diversion is over so I can finally paint full time."
- Mike Thompson
(Related: Age, Art, Time, Wife, Children, College, Computer, Living, Now, Programming, Years)

"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."
- Alvin Toffler
(Related: Computers, Genetics, Talking)

"There were IBM logos designed for the film, and there were IBM design consultants working with Kubrick on the layout of the controls and computer screens."
- Douglas Trumbull
(Related: Design, Computer, Film)

"Clearly, if we'd had the kind of computer graphics capability then that we have now, the Star Gate sequence would be much more complex than flat planes of light and color."
- Douglas Trumbull
(Related: Computer, Light, Now)

"I visited a scientist who had a helmet with magnetic fields controlled by computer sequences that could profoundly affect your mood and your perceptions."
- Douglas Trumbull
(Related: Computer, Perceptions)

"IBM was the original contractor for much of the computer interface design on the film."
- Douglas Trumbull
(Related: Design, Computer, Film)

"My particular aesthetic of light and color and design wouldn't change as a result of working with computer graphics rather than with slit scan or miniatures."
- Douglas Trumbull
(Related: Change, Design, Computer, Light, Result)

"I've never been able to arouse any interest in myself for digitally produced sound, and so the computer turns me off."
- David Tudor
(Related: Computer, Interest, Sound)

"A computer would deserve to be called intelligent if it could deceive a human into believing that it was human."
- Alan Turing
(Related: Computer)

"After all, just one virus on a computer is one too many."
- Glenn Turner
(Related: Computer)

"It was very difficult to startle or surprise someone with a particular sound during the family computer era."
- Nobuo Uematsu
(Related: Family, Computer, Sound)

"Why does everyone think the future is space helmets, silver foil, and talking like computers, like a bad episode of Star Trek?"
- Tracey Ullman
(Related: Computers, Future, Space, Talking)

"I've never really been anywhere, and now I get to go everywhere. I just have to make sure there's enough memory on my computer to hold all my pictures."
- Carrie Underwood
(Related: Computer, Memory, Now)

"At the beginning of this album I discovered the computer and had great fun playing with the thing. And I realized that, not being a good keyboard player, I could write things in very small sections, give them a certain feel and mess about with bends on the keyboard."
- Midge Ure
(Related: Beginning, Being, Computer, Fun)

"But I'm so slow on it because I find it terribly hard writing blind on computers. The computer speaks to me, but it's just so slow, I'm so terribly slow using it."
- Jack Vance
(Related: Computers, Blind, Writing)

"We can just assume they have much more and powerful, more advanced technology, all the new computers, everything could be much more easier and help them to build much more and many more nuclear weapons."
- Mordechai Vanunu
(Related: Computers, Technology, Help, Weapons)

"This will surprise some of your readers, but my primary interest is not with computer security. I am primarily interested in writing software that works as intended."
- Wietse Venema
(Related: Computer, Interest, Security, Software, Will, Writing)

"Coming back to the topic of computer security, the TCP Wrapper is an example of such a safety net. I wrote it when my systems were under attack by someone who appeared to walk through walls."
- Wietse Venema
(Related: Computer, Example, Safety, Security)

"Computers have virtually replaced tape recorders."
- Tony Visconti
(Related: Computers)

"I was very much fascinated with the technology we had that we could edit in the computer our compositions, but all the sounds that were available on the market were crap."
- Miroslav Vitous
(Related: Technology, Computer)

"Obviously, our children, who have been playing with their computers since the age of five or six, don't have quite the same brain as those who were brought up on wooden or metal toys, whose brains are certainly atrophied by comparison."
- Claude Vorilhon
(Related: Age, Computers, Children)

"You have riches and freedom here but I feel no sense of faith or direction. You have so many computers, why don't you use them in the search for love?"
- Lech Walesa
(Related: Faith, Love, Computers, Direction, Freedom, Sense)

"Post-Modernism was a reaction against Modernism. It came quite early to music and literature, and a little later to architecture. And I think it's still coming to computer science."
- Larry Wall
(Related: Music, Science, Architecture, Computer, Literature, Post)

"I think computer science, by and large, is still stuck in the Modern age."
- Larry Wall
(Related: Age, Science, Computer)

"I'm thinking of going to programming school. Learn how to sit down at any computer and learn to do anything on it. That's all I have left and have interest in."
- Marc Wallice
(Related: Computer, Interest, Programming, School, Thinking)

"What I try to do is factor in how people use computers, what people's problems are, and how these technologies can get applied to those problems. Then I try to direct the various product groups to act on this information."
- John Warnock
(Related: Computers, People, Act, Information, Problems)

"This technology will obviously become more prevalent. Who knows what will result? One thing is certain, computer technology will revolutionize the way we tell stories as much as movie film has."
- Chris Wedge
(Related: Technology, Computer, Film, Result, Will)

"You don't even have to leave your house: you do your work from your house; you can order anything you want from your house; you don't have to leave your chair. Everything's been designed so that you never leave your computer chair."
- Deryck Whibley
(Related: Work, Computer, Order, Want)

"It is nice to know that the computer understands the problem. But I would like to understand it too."
- Eugene Wigner
(Related: Computer)

"A final word: I am not knowledgeable about the internet. I do not have a computer. I guess that at 74 years of age, I don't have the patience to learn."
- David Wilkerson
(Related: Age, Computer, Internet, Patience, Years)

"I always say that my favorite game was Original Adventure, published by both Microsoft and Apple Computer back in 1980."
- Roberta Williams
(Related: Adventure, Computer, Favorite)

"If more women want to be a part of the computer industry today, they have to do more to put themselves there. Nobody is keeping them out."
- Roberta Williams
(Related: Women, Computer, Today, Want)

"Computers have become more friendly, understandable, and lots of years and thought have been put into developing software to convince people that they want and need a computer."
- Roberta Williams
(Related: Computers, Thought, People, Software, Want, Years)

"I appreciate the sentiment that I am a popular woman in computer gaming circles; but I prefer being thought of as a computer game designer rather than a woman computer game designer. I don't put myself into gender mode when designing a game."
- Roberta Williams
(Related: Thought, Being, Computer, Gender, Popular, Sentiment, Woman)

"It appears that the media filters we carry in our heads are like computers: they've been forced to get faster in order to keep up with the demands our high-speed society puts on them."
- Roy H. Williams
(Related: Society, Media, Order)

"I should prefer to have a politician who regularly went to a massage parlour than one who promised a laptop computer for every teacher."
- A. N. Wilson
(Related: Computer)

"While at Cal Tech I talked a lot with Jon Mathews, then a junior faculty member; he taught me how to use the Institute's computer; we also went on hikes together."
- Kenneth G. Wilson
(Related: Computer)

"In 1975 I met Alison Brown and in 1982 we were married. She works for Cornell Computer Services."
- Kenneth G. Wilson
(Related: Computer)

"There was one point in high school actually when I was on the chess team, marching band, model United Nations and debate club all at the same time. And I would spend time with the computer club after school. And I had just quit pottery club, which I was in junior high, but I let that go."
- Rainn Wilson
(Related: Time, Chess, Computer, Debate, Nations, School, United)

"I am severely distracted these days. It's hard to sit in front of the computer, uploading bad music for hours, when you have a wonderful boyfriend who treats you like a Goddess."
- April Winchell
(Related: Music, Boyfriend, Computer)

"I compose my own stuff. I've been writing songs with words. I've been playing more on the keyboard because I can transpose it to sheet music on the computer."
- Alicia Witt
(Related: Music, Computer, Songs, Words, Writing)

"So the thing I realized rather gradually - I must say starting about 20 years ago now that we know about computers and things - there's a possibility of a more general basis for rules to describe nature."
- Stephen Wolfram
(Related: Computers, Nature, Possibility, Now, Rules, Years)

"I love my little Mac G4 computer and we just had Internet installed on the bus... we all have little Macs actually, there's four of us on the bus, and we all just sit there and surf the Internet!"
- Lee Ann Womack
(Related: Love, Computer, Internet)

"I had a TV set and a typewriter and that made me think a computer should be laid out like a typewriter with a video screen."
- Steve Wozniak
(Related: Computer)

"At our computer club, we talked about it being a revolution. Computers were going to belong to everyone, and give us power, and free us from the people who owned computers and all that stuff."
- Steve Wozniak
(Related: Computers, Power, People, Being, Revolution)

"In the end, I hope there's a little note somewhere that says I designed a good computer."
- Steve Wozniak
(Related: Hope, Computer, End)

"My whole life had been designing computers I could never build."
- Steve Wozniak
(Related: Computers, Life)

"What I was proud of was that I used very few parts to build a computer that could actually speak words on a screen and type words on a keyboard and run a programming language that could play games. And I did all this myself."
- Steve Wozniak
(Related: Computer, Games, Language, Play, Programming, Words)

"If I designed a computer with 200 chips, I tried to design it with 150. And then I would try to design it with 100. I just tried to find every trick I could in life to design things real tiny."
- Steve Wozniak
(Related: Design, Life, Computer)

"Never trust a computer you can't throw out a window."
- Steve Wozniak
(Related: Trust, Computer)

"My goal wasn't to make a ton of money. It was to build good computers."
- Steve Wozniak
(Related: Computers, Money, Goal)

"It would be nice to design a real briefcase - you open it up and it's your computer but it also stores your books."
- Steve Wozniak
(Related: Design, Books, Computer, Open)

"There are a lot of people using technology that are playing to a click with backing vocals already stuck in there on some computerized thing that runs along in time to the show so they have these amazing vocals that are only partly the guys on stage producing them at the time."
- James Young
(Related: Technology, Time, People)

"The computer can't tell you the emotional story. It can give you the exact mathematical design, but what's missing is the eyebrows."
- Frank Zappa
(Related: Design, Computer)

"I use a really simple calendar program on my computer."
- Jamie Zawinski
(Related: Computer)

"If you could utilize the resources of the end users' computers, you could do things much more efficiently."
- Niklas Zennstrom
(Related: Computers, End)

"With our work at Kazaa, we began seeing growing broadband connections and more powerful computers and more streaming multimedia, and we saw that the traditional way of communicating by phone no longer made a lot of sense."
- Niklas Zennstrom
(Related: Computers, Work, Sense)