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Quotations on Computers

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

~ Unknown

I think a nerd is a person who uses the telephone to talk to other people about telephones. And a computer nerd therefore is somebody who uses a computer in order to use a computer.

~ Douglas Adams

I am rarely happier than when spending entire day programming my computer to perform automatically a task that it would otherwise take me a good ten seconds to do by hand.

~ Douglas Adams

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

~ Isaac Asimov

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

~ Isaac Asimov

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

Treat your password like your toothbrush. Don't let anybody else use it, and get a new one every six months.

~ Clifford Stoll

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

~ Clifford Stoll

So, they have the Internet on computers now do they?

~ Homer Simpson

The computing field is always in need of new cliches.

~ Alan Perlis

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

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

- Business @ The Speed of Thought

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

~ Bradley's Bromide

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

~ E.W. Dijkstra

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

~ Edward Shepherd Mead

The Christian notion of the possibility of redemption is incomprehensible to the computer.

~ Vance Packard

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