Top 414 Computers Quotes

In this post, you will find great Computers Quotes from famous people, such as Lennart Nilsson, Tre Cool, Patrick Collison, Edwin Moses, Adam Carolla. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

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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
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
It was very clear, if you grew up in the middle of Ireland, just how potent a force the Internet was and could be. I was always seduced by the potency of computers and the possibilities for which they could be leveraged.
When I first started running there were no computers. There was no such thing as a laptop.
I don’t know anything about computers.
I can live without endless television programmes and films just centered around computers. I can sort of live without that.
The whole aesthetics of computers very much feeds into my OCD. They fill my head with obsessionalities and my actions become very repetitive. It seems quite inimical to the dreamy state out of which fiction comes which seems so much less causally repetitive than the way one works on computers.
We’re leading a fundamental shift from centralized energy to distributed energy. Energy will go in that direction, just like mainframe computers went to client servers, then to the Internet. I believe in solar, and the macro trends are just too undeniable.
Computers are extremely helpful and amazing for a multitude of scientific areas, but for me, when it comes to creation, they are insufficient and slow. Therefore, all of my efforts are to stay away from that beast.
Computers were never designed in the first place to become musical instruments. Within a computer, everything is sterile – there’s no sound, there’s no air. It’s totally code. Like with computer-generated effects in movies, you can create wonders. But it’s really hard to create emotion.
I didn’t know much about computers. I still worked on a manual Olivetti typewriter.
That’s what happens nowadays with people working on computers. They can so easily fix things with their mouse and take out all the, ‘Oh, somebody coughed in the background; we need to take that out’ – or somebody hit a bad note. Those are all the best moments.
In short, software is eating the world.
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.
Computers don’t create computer animation any more than a pencil creates pencil animation. What creates computer animation is the artist.
I have a crazy amount of different jobs, so the way I manage that is to not do more than one at a time. It’s like old computers that had small memory chips, they would do something called swapping, where they would fill the memory with one task, do it and get it out.
We have got so caught up in an insular world that swings between our phones, our computers and our heads that we have forgotten to look out of the window, and say, ‘Hey! It’s raining.’
I use the computers to maximize my efficiency and establish a baseline for my swing, but once I’m on the course, I don’t think about any of that. I just play.
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.
A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.
Personally, I rather look forward to a computer program winning the world chess championship. Humanity needs a lesson in humility.
People talk about computer programmers as if computers are our whole lives. That’s simply not true.
Calculating does not equal mathematics. It’s a subsection of it. In years gone by it was the limiting factor, but computers now allow you to make the whole of mathematics more intellectual.
Conrad Wolfram
Techno-humanism aims to amplify the power of humans, creating cyborgs and connecting humans to computers, but it still sees human interests and desires as the highest authority in the universe.
Introduced in the 1960s, multitasking is an engineering strategy for making computers more efficient. Human beings are the slowest elements in a system.
Now that we’ve got computers, you can pump up anything that anybody ever uttered.
I can write anywhere. But I don’t use a computer, and I could never write on a laptop. I hate the sound of computers; it’s too dull, like it’s not doing anything for you.
We’re entering a new world in which data may be more important than software.
I didn’t want there to be a computer on stage. When I see people with computers on stage, I think, ‘Are you sending e-mail?’ That’s so corny.
I’m really interested in the current tech world because of my brother Michael. Since we were little kids, in the 1970s, he was dealing with the first computers. He works for the government.
The only thing I do on a computer is play Texas Hold ‘Em, really. Obviously my cell phone is a computer. My car is a computer. I’m on computers every day without actively seeking them out.
Computers allow us to squeeze the most out of everythin

Computers allow us to squeeze the most out of everything, whether it’s Google looking up things, so I guess that tends to make us a little lazy about reading books and doing things the hard way to understand how those things work.
Economics pretends to be a science. Its practitioners fill blackboards with equations and clog computers with data. But it is really a faith, or more accurately a set of overlapping and squabbling faiths, each with its own doctrines.
Science fiction has done a really good job of scaring us into thinking that computers shouldn’t get too smart, because as soon as they get really smart, they’re going to take over the world and kill us, or something like that. But why would they do that?
Luis von Ahn
I had been doing MP3 players and handheld computers since 1990-1991, and so they sought me out because of my experience. And about 18 generations of iPod and three generations of iPhone later, I decided to leave Apple.
My whole life had been designing computers I could never build.
I have a suspicion that the politiciansrevival of the old behaviourist ideas and techniques will be helped and reinforced by a powerful ally – the machines we have built. The computers.
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
When hackers have access to powerful computers that use brute force hacking, they can crack almost any password; even one user with insecure access being successfully hacked can result in a major breach.
All of a sudden, if you think about the entire ecosystem of connected devices that can pull down information, access content and allow me to share and work and communicate, the vast majority now are not Windows computers. They are iPhones. They are iPads. They are Android devices.
Pixar is not about computers, it’s about people.
The most compelling reason for most people to buy a computer for the home will be to link it to a nationwide communications network. We’re just in the beginning stages of what will be a truly remarkable breakthrough for most people – as remarkable as the telephone.
Imagine if we can just talk to our computers and have it understand, ‘Please schedule a meeting with Bob for next week.’ Or if each child could have a personalized tutor. Or if self-driving cars could save all of us hours of driving.
If I wasn’t a professional scientist, I’d be an amateur scientist. But plan B was to go into computers.
For short term relaxation, I take a hot tub. It’s my best way to unblock writers‘ block, too. For a bit longer relaxation, I enjoy camping. Just being in the wilderness, with no phones or computers or anything I have to do really refreshes my spirit.
Ellen Hopkins
Why does everyone think the future is space helmets, silver foil, and talking like computers, like a bad episode of Star Trek?
The form of computers has never been important, with speed and performance being the only things that mattered.
There’s no other major item most of us own that is as confusing, unpredictable and unreliable as our personal computers.
My e-mail address is actually my wife‘s e-mail address. I actually hate computers.
Joe Sakic
If you like overheads, you’ll love PowerPoint.
Edward Tufte
Computers have cut-and-paste functions. So does right-wing historical memory.
I like people writing great songs on guitar or piano or what have you. I miss people getting on stage with real bands and real instruments and expressing themselves that way instead of with computers and technology.
We’ve got to be delivering young people, and people that are getting reeducated, people who are getting reemployed, into the marketplace with skills to work together, to understand computers, and to be able to be a part of that 21st century economy.
I don’t care how big and fast computers are, they’re not as big and fast as the world.
I wouldn’t know how to find eBay on the computer if my life depended on it.
I like computers as a tool. I like them as an instrument. I think they’re just pretty.
The manufacture and running of all the world‘s computers, the toxicity of the hardware mountains that we currently dump on other countries; all this can be totted up on the environmental account of web-users and its authors.
I used to have the very standard worldview. I can easily identify with people who see computers getting faster and smarter, and technology getting more and more beneficial, without seeing the other side.
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.
Originally, I was in both software and in online computing. The first innovation really was sort of at that time that we’re marrying the telephone and the computer so that people wouldn’t have to drive to the computer center. We didn’t have $1,000 computers.
Sam Wyly
We’re going to be able to ask our computers to monitor things for us, and when certain conditions happen, are triggered, the computers will take certain actions and inform us after the fact.
We think of computers as smart and powerful machines. B

We think of computers as smart and powerful machines. But your goldfish is smarter.
In high school, I used to teach guitar and fix computers by the hour. I was looking for some way to make some cash, so I actually learned how to play guitar in order to try to teach it.
I’m a very methodical writer. Before computers, I used reams of paper and stacks of index cards.
Ignorance breeds antipathy. Until I got to know how computers worked, I didn’t want anything to do with them. I said, ‘Well, why do I need them? I write letters.’ Which I still do.
People are on their computers more than watching TV, because you can only watch voyeur TV, which is basically what reality shows are, for so long.
Stephen Root
You can go as far back as fifth grade, and you will find me tinkering with media and computers, making things that are a little off the beaten track.
But computers have changed the world for everyone, so there will be some way of working it out.
Everybody uses computers to train so much now that the first nine or 10 moves of a match are made without thinking.
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.
A smartphone is a computer – it’s not built using a computer – the job it does is the job of being a computer. So, everything we say about computers, that the software you run should be free – you should insist on that – applies to smart phones just the same. And likewise to those tablets.
In order to be truly intelligent, computers must understand – that is probably the critical word.
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.
Technology ventures can succeed with very little investment, unlike many other industries. A lot of the big Internet players like Google or Yahoo were started by a couple of guys with computers. Microsoft was started in Bill Gatesgarage.
Jonathan Raymond
We want the digital world to bend to your physical life, your real emotional life as a person, and we don’t want you to bend to computers.
Rony Abovitz
This is what customers pay us for – to sweat all these details so it’s easy and pleasant for them to use our computers. We’re supposed to be really good at this. That doesn’t mean we don’t listen to customers, but it’s hard for them to tell you what they want when they’ve never seen anything remotely like it.
Treat your password like your toothbrush. Don’t let anybody else use it, and get a new one every six months.
Clifford Stoll
Girls are interested in computers, there just are not many programs out there for them.
Judith Love Cohen
This is an anxiety driven world – the whole world is driven by anxiety. It is anxiety about the aftermath of the global financial crisis; it’s anxiety about inequality and about computers replacing jobs.
The reason why Apple computers have worked so well over time is that, unlike Microsoft, they don’t bend over backward to be compatible with every piece of hardware or software in the digital universe. To code or create for Apple, you follow Apple’s rules. If you’re even allowed to.
You have to be very skilled in this industry. I grew in this industry; we created the very beginnings of this industry. We made the first PCs (personal computers) in the world.
Women in finance bore the brunt of layoffs more than their male counterparts during the Great Recession in 2008 and were also more likely to have been in back office jobs that were replaced by computers.
When I moved to New York City to go college, my mother said, ‘If you want to be recognized, you need to go out to a club.’ Because we didn’t have computers. We didn’t have social media. We didn’t even have cellphones. So you had to go out to be recognized.
I am not great at computers. If I were to try shopping through Google, I’d end up with 33 vests.
One thing that humans still do better than computers is recognize images.
People are good at figuring out what’s attractive, and computers are good at quickly searching and finding. You put them together, and bang!
Luis von Ahn
I don’t think ‘Sugar Man’ is a music doc any more than ‘The Social Network’ is about computers. It just happens to have the best soundtrack ever.
Malik Bendjelloul
It was a huge challenge to learn digital painting well enough so that computers don’t pop into mind when one sees one.
There were no PCs when I started programming on computers.
Dave Winer
As someone who was basically a software engineer for many years, I became fascinated with how the brain functions and is put together and works in such a different fashion than computers do.
You can look at stats as much as you want – and we do – but you can have too much of it. You can spend too much time looking at computers rather than looking at the real thing which is out there on the pitch. I still think that being a good judge of players is the most important thing.
I get hired to hack into computers now and sometimes it’s actually easier than it was years ago.
I think smartphones are one of humanity's most remarkab

I think smartphones are one of humanity‘s most remarkable creations: computers are amazing enough, but a supercomputer you can carry in your pocket and communicate instantly with anyone, anywhere… it’s no wonder they’re troublingly addictive.
Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.
Computers are really, basically, computing elements and a lot of memory. They are pretty easy to understand, as compared to the brain, which was designed by evolution.
If computers remain far worse than us at image recognition, a certain over-confident combination of man and machine can elsewhere take inaccuracy to a whole new level.
When computers came online and people found out people weren’t mixing there was uproar, and outed. But now that hasn’t happened. People don’t seem to care.
Erick Morillo
I grew up around electronic instruments. To me, the turntable is an electronic device. At the same time, I had access to drum machines and keyboards through my uncle; then track recorders into computers. At an early age, I was messing with computers more than most hip-hop musicians.
The whole hardware industry has experienced the phenomenon in which every time computers get cheaper, they appeal to a new set of users; every time they get more powerful, old customers upgrade.
I know how to use computers. I was one of those guys on Myspace who had one of those fake hit counters.
I just think there’s a general interest in the world of computers.
How did the economy produce all these amazing things that we have around us – computers and cell phones and so on? There were a bunch of ideas, and the good ones grew and prospered. And the bad ones were pretty ruthlessly weeded out.
Computers and smart devices are among the greatest intellectual gifts ever created for man but, if not balanced with human contact, may offer little to develop one’s heart.
I was nerdy and really into computers. I was a good student until my senior year, when I started traveling and had a lot of absences.
I don’t type on the computer or edit. Law students who went to law school really just a couple years after I did were brought up all on the computers and that’s how they do it, but I was still part of the older school.
We’re seeing an enormous amount of global upward mobility that’s quite rapid and quite sudden, and undiscovered individuals have a chance – using the Internet, using computers – to prove themselves very quickly. So I think the mobility story will be a quite complicated one.
I’m going to get myself one of those, um, movable computers – what do you call them… ? Laptops! I am bad. I still call my radio a wireless.
Katherine Parkinson
In a way, digital cameras were like very early personal computers such as the Commodore 64 – clunky and able to do only a few things.
Computers are to design as microwaves are to cooking.
Milton Glaser
My goal wasn’t to make a ton of money. It was to build good computers. I only started the company when I realized I could be an engineer forever.
I took computers in high school. I would do all my own programming, but I didn’t see the future of computers for anything other than data processing. Who was going to use a computer for communications?
Craig Hatkoff
There has never been an unexpectedly short debugging period in the history of computers.
When computers came along, I felt for the first time that I had the proper tools for the kind of theoretical work I wanted to do. So I moved over to that, and that got me into psychology.
None of us today know how to get computers to learn with the speed and flexibility of a child.
Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest.
From computers to information technology to airplanes, it has been America’s unique blend of republican government and free-market capitalism that has allowed us to surpass all other nations in history.
George Nethercutt
There are jobs, particularly database-oriented ones, for which computers are necessary, but for everyday office life, I question whether they have brought the productivity that their enormous cost, up to £10,000 per person, demands.
I first got interested in the brain through computers.
I remember having computers at my parentshouse growing up. We had different desktop PCs, but my first laptop was an IBM ThinkPad laptop. It was big, bulky, slow and terrible.
You can be very connected, computers are great, they can get you a ticket to Venezuela in five minutes; brilliant. But if you know your music and your history, you can make that work as a tool. If you don’t, you’re working as a slave to it.
I just became one with my browser software.
Bill Griffith
It’s hardware that makes a machine fast. It’s software that makes a fast machine slow.
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.
I think our problems are inherently unsolvable. We need

I think our problems are inherently unsolvable. We need to change our genetic make-up or create computers that will think us out of it. I don’t think humans are able to deal with what we have.
When Steve Jobs toured Xerox PARC and saw computers running the first operating system that used Windows and a mouse, he assumed he was looking at a new way to work a personal computer. He brought the concept back to Cupertino and created the Mac, then Bill Gates followed suit, and the rest is history.
Because you have things like ‘American Idol‘ and you’ve got radio stations that play music made entirely by computers, it’s easy to forget there are bands with actual people playing actual instruments that rock.
Right now, computers, which are supposed to be our servant, are oppressing us.
Jef Raskin
I am regularly asked what the average Internet user can do to ensure his security. My first answer is usually ‘Nothing; you’re screwed‘.
Bruce Schneier
I grew up loving computers and math, actually. I also loved English literature and French, but I became obsessed with computers when the Apple II was coming out.
This is a man who was 23 years old when he theorized the idea of creating a programmable machine, and in that way, Turing foresaw computers and artificial intelligence. These were revolutionary ideas at that time.
My mother worked for Confederation of Indian Industry, and Aptech Computers.
When the first computers started to come in, we tried to digitalize the seismological equipment.
Frank Press
I worked at a local country club that I never belonged to. I did random tasks in the pro shop and supposed to be in charge of the register, but that didn’t go so well. They quickly realized I was better with people, not computers.
Shelley Hennig
There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.
My background was in graphic design, but when I was doing it, it was all hand-drawn stuff, not computers.
Man-made computers are limited in their performance by finite processing speed and memory. So, too, the cosmic computer is limited in power by its age and the finite speed of light.
Starting early and getting girls on computers, tinkering and playing with technology, games and new tools, is extremely important for bridging the gender divide that exists now in computer science and in technology.
Beth Simone Noveck
Computers in classrooms are the filmstrips of the 1990s.
Clifford Stoll
Today, computers are almost second nature to most of us.
The whole thought of a career with computers – given that hardly anybody even knew what they were – it wasn’t even a concept.
Computers were programmed to swap out error-prone, inconsistent human calculation with digital perfection.
My parents had a software company making children‘s software for the Apple II+, Commodore 64 and Acorn computers. They hired these teenagers to program the software, and these guys were true hackers, trying to get more colors and sound and animation out of those computers.
Computers themselves, and software yet to be developed, will revolutionize the way we learn.
I am cursed with computers; something always goes wrong.
Carla Bruni
Instead of the cashier and ticket-ripper of the movie theater, the block chain consists of thousands of computers that can process digital tickets, money, and many other fiduciary objects in digital form. Think of thousands of robots wearing green eye shades, all checking each other’s accounting.
Nick Szabo
Future generations will know there’s nothing mystical about wetware because by 2100, Moore‘s law will have given us tiny quantum computers powerful enough to upload a human soul.
Frank Tipler
Computing is not about computers any more. It is about living.
Computers are wasteful of paper and time. Once, we’d get documents with a few errors. Now, people make hundreds of copies until each sheet is flawless and memos are duplicated endlessly. Managers get swamped with emails.
When I was 8 or 9, I started using bulletin board systems, which was the precursor to the Internet, where you’d dial into… a shared system and shared computers. I’ve had an email address since the late ’80s, when I was 8 or 9 years old, and then I got on the Internet in ’93 when it was first starting out.
One thing about computers and iPhones is they’re making people mentally lazy.
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.
Filecoin is a token with fundamental value. Filecoin is like Bitcoin, but miners amass hard drives instead of hashing computers.
Juan Benet
Look at what Silicon Valley has done – the advance of computers.
I had originally wanted to be a lawyer. Even when I went to college and majored in engineering, I still thought I’d get a law degree. Then I started taking electrical engineering classes where I saw some of the innovation happening around computers and solid-state technology in the mid ’80s.
I'm pretty much a dinosaur in the studio. I like things

I’m pretty much a dinosaur in the studio. I like things hand-drawn, even today. The story artists use Cintiqs, but I’m the only person who hasn’t completely converted to computers. I like the Cintiq, but there’s something about the raw emotional power of using paper and pencil.
Walt Dohrn
Ever since Newton, we’ve done science by taking things apart to see how they work. What the computer enables us to do is to put things together to see how they work: we’re now synthesized rather than analysed. I find one of the most enthralling aspects of computers is limitless communication.
Today, computers help us making the music. It’s really a tool.
Yael Naim
Electromagnetic theory and experiment gave us the telephone, radio, TV, computers, and made the internal combustion engine practical – thus, the car and airplane, leading inevitably to the rocket and outer-space exploration.
I started with CB radio, ham radio, and eventually went into computers. And I was just fascinated with it. And back then, when I was in school, computer hacking was encouraged. It was an encouraged activity. In fact, I remember one of the projects my teacher gave me was writing a log-in simulator.
I guarantee you, yoga will compete with computers, music, sports, automobiles, the drug industry. Yoga will take over the world!
Some claim that computers will, by 2050, achieve human capabilities. Of course, in some respects they already have.
That was something that shaped my thinking regarding Estonia: the idea that we should be getting our young people to work with computers.
Equipped with cell phones, beepers, and handheld computers, the ‘conspicuously industriousblur the line between home and office by working anytime, anywhere.
Jo Ann Davis
Every piece of software written today is likely going to infringe on someone else’s patent.
Miguel de Icaza
Computers in general, and software in particular, are much more difficult than other kinds of technology for most people to grok, and they overwhelm us with a sense of mystery.
By 2029, computers will have emotional intelligence and be convincing as people.
I’m working on artificial intelligence. Actually, natural language understanding, which is to get computers to understand the meaning of documents.
We’ve seen computers play chess and beat grand masters. We’ve seen computers drive a car across a desert. But interestingly, playing chess is easy, but having a conversation about nothing is really difficult for a computer.
Hod Lipson
We taught ourselves to simulate how microprocessors work using DEC computers so we could develop software even before our machine was built.
Even though most people won’t be directly involved with programming, everyone is affected by computers, so an educated person should have a good understanding of how computer hardware, software, and networks operate.
Brian Kernighan
Computers and cellphones – which require semiconductors and microchips to work – have become so essential to life all over the world that it’s easy to ignore the problems with building them.
With the appearance of communications networks and interconnected computers, we got the world wide web, and it changed the lives of most people, I think.
I’m always working. I don’t really set limits. I tend to go in bursts. And in between, I’m doing my taxes, answering the phone, and all those kinds of things. I waste a lot of time. Computers take a lot of time. I love computers.
When a monk takes a vow of silence, is he still allowed to post messages on the Internet? Chances are God won’t find out. Being ancient, God probably can’t work computers. He holds the mouse gingerly, like it’s made of fine china.
If you could utilize the resources of the end users’ computers, you could do things much more efficiently.
Not only have computers changed the way we think, they’ve also discovered what makes humans think – or think we’re thinking. At least enough to predict and even influence it.
People need to get out and do some more exercise, especially children who are stuck inside with computers.
Whatever they do, criminals and non-criminals act in particular ways. Some writers, for instance, use computers, others pen and paper. Some write in the morning, some at night. Each writer has a distinct style, with variations in grammar, sentence structure, and voice.
I think the only reason people use PCs is because they have to. Mac is the most streamlined computer there is. I started using the Mac in college because I was doing editing, and they were the only computers we could use to do that.
Personal computers were created by some teenagers in garages because the, the wisdom of the computer industry was that people didn’t want these little toys on their desk.
When I heard the news that Steve Jobs had died, my mind flashed back to 1985, when I began my love affair with computers. I was stationed in Moscow for The Associated Press, and I ordered an Apple IIc – by Telex – from a department store in Helsinki, Finland. They express-shipped it to me, a month later, by train.
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
I closely follow everything about user interface or human-computer interface: technology that makes computers closer to the way the human being actually functions.
Francois-Henri Pinault
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.
Cable boxes are, almost without exception, awful. They’re under-powered computers running very badly designed software. Their channel guides are slow, poorly laid out, and usually riddled with ads.
I'm encouraging kids to use computers at their own pace

I’m encouraging kids to use computers at their own pace to build aspirations.
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
The technological revolution at home makes it much easier for computers to do our work.
In effect, the Internet is a global connection of interconnected computers. It has been described as truly a peer-to-peer system with many distributed nodes and no central point of control architecture.
Than Shwe ordered the confiscation of all cell phones and laptops and computers so no reportage could come out of Burma. It seemed clear that a demon, something diabolical, rather than something compassionate and human was in charge of Burma.
I was using computers for music in the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, and people didn’t get it. They thought you should only use computers for your taxes and making pie charts.
I don’t really love computers.
John Maeda
I’m looking to evolve the concept of the new renaissance artist, taking the world by storm through the art of public display and demonstration, with technical savvy, using cell phones and computers.
Perry Farrell
I thought of computers as very low class. I thought of myself as a pure mathematician and was interested in partial differential equations and topology and things like that.
For me, growing up coding and computers and video games wasn’t something that was cool, but it was something that I was always passionate about. I never let the fact that that wasn’t something that was cool take me away from it.
Movies began as a communal experience. Even though we now watch them as DVD’s, sometimes alone on our computers, mostly in the history of cinema it has been a communal experience.
In the early 1990s, Americans used their home phone lines to connect their desktop computers to the Internet via ISPs like AOL, Earthlink, or Netzero. Back then, the ISPs didn’t have cost-effective technology to select particular sites for blocking or privileging.
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.
Stephen R. George
I want people to come to me open and vulnerable. When they come to the gallery, they have to leave their watches, their computers, their Blackberrys, iPads, iPhones, because we are so incredibly used to technology, and I wanted to remove that.
My first computers were a Timex Sinclair and an Apple II.
We’ve been working now with computers and education for 30 years, computers in developing countries for 20 years, and trying to make low-cost machines for 10 years. This is not a sudden turn down the road.
I’m not a luddite. Science, computers, medicine, they’re all great. But nature is context. That which we can’t control. Its constant mortality and immortality is an answer to the terror of finite existence. It reassures the soul.
I was born in Tamil Nadu. I built HCL in UP. The first computers of the world were built in UP, and the UP government has supported us all through.
People already have bionic arms and legs that work by the power of thought. And we increasingly outsource mental and communicative activities to computers. We are merging with our smartphones. Very soon, they will just be part of the body.
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.
Dell fills its computers with crapware, collecting fees from McAfee and other vendors to pre-install ‘trialversions.
Video games and computers have become babysitters for kids.
Taylor Kitsch
The computer is a moron.
I’m interested in all kinds of pictures, however they are made, with cameras, with paint brushes, with computers, with anything.
I think people, just because of digital recording and how computers have become such an important part of our lives, I think the means to record music now is in more people‘s hands. It’s a lot cheaper than it used to be.
Theaters are always going to be around, and doing fine. With computers and technology, we’re becoming more and more secluded from each other. And the movie theater is one of the last places where we can still gather and experience something together. I don’t think the desire for that magic will ever go away.
Wolfgang Petersen
If it hadn’t been for our Traf-O-Data venture, and if it hadn’t been for all that time spent on UW computers, you could argue that Microsoft might not have happened.
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.
Computers are magnificent tools for the realization of our dreams, but no machine can replace the human spark of spirit, compassion, love, and understanding.
A lot of the design courses in schools and colleges don’t incorporate very much making, and a lot of the making courses incorporate too much technology and computers.
For computer communications, computers talk in little bursts. They’re not continuous like speech.
Bob Kahn
Cryptocurrency currencies take the concept of money, an

Cryptocurrency currencies take the concept of money, and they take it native into computers, where everything is settled with computers and doesn’t require external institutions or trusted third parties to validate things.
I am interested in computers and technology, and art, photography, and design.
William Landay
Reading computer manuals without the hardware is as frustrating as reading sex manuals without the software.
Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest.
Scientists have discovered that, as we age, our brains act like computers with fuller and fuller hard drives. So when we’re trying to recall a fact or a word or a name, it takes us longer, because – to put it scientifically – our brains hold a lot of ‘stuff.’
Computers and electronic music are not the opposite of the warm human music. It’s exactly the same.
Bill Laswell
Some computers have security software that make it impossible to hack into, and it’s the same with brains – some malfunction, and some, you can’t hack into them at all.
I’m into computers and have been for a while.
Technology has moved away from sharing and toward ownership. This suits software and hardware companies just fine: They create new, bloated programs that require more disk space and processing power. We buy bigger, faster computers, which then require more complex operating systems, and so on.
I don’t know where anyone ever got the idea that technology, in and of itself, was a savior. Like all human-created ‘progress,’ computers are problematic, giving and taking away.
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
In the future, I’m sure there will be a lot more robots in every aspect of life. If you told people in 1985 that in 25 years they would have computers in their kitchen, it would have made no sense to them.
What do we want our kids to do? Sweep up around Japanese computers?
I’m too old-fashioned to use a computer. I’m too old-fashioned to use a quill.
More and more people are seeing the films on computers – lousy sound, lousy picture – and they think they’ve seen the film, but they really haven‘t.
I have always believed that technology should do the hard work – discovery, organization, communication – so users can do what makes them happiest: living and loving, not messing with annoying computers! That means making our products work together seamlessly.
Computers will be able to do all the mundane tasks in our daily lives.
Once computers can program, they basically take over technological progress because already, today, the majority of technological progress is run by software, by programming.
Computers and the Internet have made it really easy to rant. It’s made everyone overly opinionated.
Silicon Valley is a great place for Bitcoin, since everyone understands computers, and there are lots of libertarians running around.
I don’t think Apple would be making the computers, the iPhone, being the top electronics company it is, if Steve Jobs didn’t have some regrets over mistakes he made and learned to overcome them.
Computers are scary. They’re nightmares to fix, lose our stuff, and, on occasion, they crash, producing the blue screen of death. Steve Jobs knew this. He knew that computers were bulky and hernia-inducing and Darth Vader black. He understood the value of declarative design.
The idea that computers can ever replace teachers and schools reveals a deep lack of understanding about the role leadership plays in student success.
Everyone talks about how much data’s in the world. Except, actually, 80% of it is pretty blind to computers. I mean, it can store it. But if it’s a movie, a poem, a song, it doesn’t know what it’s actually saying or doing.
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.
My love of computers, besides being practical, is very direct and visceral. I love the way things look on the screen.
I am not the only person who uses his computer mainly for the purpose of diddling with his computer.
Computers can bully us. A slow and unreliable system will bring even the toughest soul to their knees as they find themselves completely defenseless against the erratic whims of their rogue machine.
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.
What we did not imagine was a Web of people, but a Web of documents.
Dale Dougherty
We’ve lost touch and allowed technology to take precedence over organic nature. But let’s not forget that those microchips in our computers came from elements of the earth.
One of the most feared expressions in modern times is '

One of the most feared expressions in modern times is ‘The computer is down.’
My dad, Chris, is from St Kitts. He worked in computers. I remember the first laptop when he brought it home. People from primary school came to check it out – it was huge.
The idea behind digital computers may be explained by saying that these machines are intended to carry out any operations which could be done by a human computer.
Alan Turing
We demand privacy, yet we glorify those that break into computers.
Bill McCollum
There are a lot of Yahoo users who live in countries where their freedom of expression and freedom of association is not respected and where the government is trying to put malware on their computers to track them.
The thing that changed everything for me was the Firefox browser. I was pretty bad when it came to computers – I didn’t know how powerful the internet could be until I discovered tabbed browsing.
People assume that computers will do everything that humans do. Not good. People are different from each other and they are all really different from computers.
People are so bad at driving cars that computers don’t have to be that good to be much better. Any time you stand in line at the D.M.V. and look around, you’re like, Oh, my God, I wish all these people were replaced by computer drivers.
Technology is changing so fast that investment in hardware is getting riskier everyday. On the other hand, whether it is traditional computers or smart gadgets which are part of the convergence technologies of the future, some planning of hardware needs is still important.
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
Software comes from heaven when you have good hardware.
Ken Olsen
As a child, I did what any normal kid who grew up without any electricity would do – I spent countless hours working on a computer wired to my parents’ car battery… and learned how to code. This natural passion for computers lead me into the Internet market during the late 1990s and early 2000s.
I think that what computers have done is just disastrous to the language.
I got into computers back in the early ’80s, so it was a natural progression of learning about e-mail in the mid-’80s and getting into the Internet when it opened up in the early ’90s.
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
Computers are the most powerful tools that humanity has ever created. Yet, we treat them largely as a black box; as if it were an alien artifact that magically appeared on desks, in homes, and in our pockets.
Our successes have been so great and so rapid that, within 20 years, we’ve gotten a third of the world’s population online, shrunk our computers to the size of our hands, and connected each to each.
I’ve never been much of a computer guy at least in terms of playing with computers. Actually until I was about 11 I didn’t use a computer for preparing for games at all. I was playing a bit online, was using the chess club mainly. Now, obviously, the computer is an important tool for me preparing for my games.
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
I think computers are the ultimate writing tool. I’m a very slow writer, so I appreciate it every day.
I watch virtually no TV. All my screen time is computer time for me. When I’m not doing that I’m reading or talking to my friends who I got to know through computers.
It was not until the appearance of cyberpunk in the 1980s that SF began to grapple in a broadly meaningful way with the reality of computers as something other than giant mainframes tended by crewcut IBM nerds.
Even when I work with computers, with high technology, I always try to put in the touch of the hand.
I believe in the potential of all things possibly imagined that can be made into a reality. My uncle was a Swedish scientist, and in the 1970s, he would speak of computers controlling most things in the future and self-driving cars and wireless communication. All the things that we are living with now.
Dean Haglund
By the time I was a senior in high school, I knew I wanted to move to Silicon Valley and learn more about computers and the Internet. I just fell in love with technology and the potential of everything the Internet had to offer.
Coding is like writing, and we live in a time of the new industrial revolution. What’s happened is that maybe everybody knows how to use computers, like they know how to read, but they don’t know how to write.
Google is working on self-driving cars, and they seem to work. People are so bad at driving cars that computers don’t have to be that good to be much better. Any time you stand in line at the DMV and look around, you’re like, ‘Oh, my God, I wish all these people were replaced by computer drivers.’
The contrast of ISIL’s videos – which proclaim a fully-functioning and prosperous state – with those of RBSS, which captured the dysfunction and violence of everyday life, is shocking. In a sense, it’s a war of ideas, a war of propaganda, a war being waged with cameras and computers, not just guns.
Growing up, I spent my time doing useless stuff looking at computers.
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.
The idea that so many kids eat rubbish and sit on compu

The idea that so many kids eat rubbish and sit on computers all day long appals me and getting them into sport is a major way of getting them off computers and leading healthier lives.
Kirsty Gallacher
Technology improves our lives in so many ways – from our toasters, ovens, and refrigerators at home to our computers, fax machines, and BlackBerrys at work. Technology makes once-burdensome tasks easy and fun.
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.
I would rather have racing without computers. The human side is forgotten, and instead of talking over what’s happening and just trusting the feel of the driver, the data becomes almost more important.
I’m not very technically minded. I mean, I don’t know how to do e-mail on computers.
The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers.
I think a lot of people will be liberated from a lot of oppressive manufacturing jobs, or a lot of service jobs, because they’ll be done by computers. There’ll be the world’s best education available online and free.
The question of whether a computer can think is no more interesting than the question of whether a submarine can swim.
You can model experiments on computers now and then execute them, and you don’t actually need a fully stocked lab.
The basic idea of Games With a Purpose is that we are taking a problem that computers cannot yet solve, and we are getting people to solve it for us while they are playing a game.
Luis von Ahn
In the past, Google has used teams of humans to ‘read’ its street address images – in essence, to render images into actionable data. But using neural network technology, the company has trained computers to extract that data automatically – and with a level of accuracy that meets or beats human operators.
The spread of computers and the Internet will put jobs in two categories. People who tell computers what to do, and people who are told by computers what to do.
The Internet: transforming society and shaping the future through chat.
My daughter was 10 years old when she told me she hated computers. As someone who has spent her career helping build one of the largest tech companies in the world, I was in shock. Suddenly an issue I faced repeatedly at work – the lack of women in tech – hit squarely at home.
By the time we get to the 2040s, we’ll be able to multiply human intelligence a billionfold. That will be a profound change that’s singular in nature. Computers are going to keep getting smaller and smaller. Ultimately, they will go inside our bodies and brains and make us healthier, make us smarter.
We didn’t know the importance of home computers before the Internet. We had them mostly for fun, then the Internet came along and was enabled by all the PCs out there.
When I’m not writing or tweaking my computer, I do embroidery. When I’m not plunging into the past, tweaking, or embroidering, I’m reading books about history, computers, or embroidery.
I’m a computer guy, and one of the things I did with the good fortune that ‘Presumed Innocent‘ brought me was to buy one of the very first laptop computers. It weighed about eight and a half pounds, by the way.
Once you acknowledge that human brains are basically made of atoms and acknowledge that atoms are governed by simple laws of physics, then there is no reasoning principle why computers couldn’t do anything that people are doing, and we don’t really see any evidence that this is not the case.
We all grew up, our grandmothers and mothers had about three channels to watch, so we watched those soaps and now, a generation has grown up with the Internet and computers and video games.
Jack Wagner
Maths is fundamentally a different process in education than it is in the real world. There is an insistence that we do maths by hand when most of it is done by computers. The idea that you have to do everything by hand before you can operate a computer is nonsense.
Conrad Wolfram
Use a personal firewall. Configure it to prevent other computers, networks and sites from connecting to you, and specify which programs are allowed to connect to the net automatically.
I just think people have a lot of fiction. But, you know, I mean, the real story of Facebook is just that we’ve worked so hard for all this time. I mean, the real story is actually probably pretty boring, right? I mean, we just sat at our computers for six years and coded.
I build computers.
After a semester or so, my infatuation with computers burnt out as quickly as it had begun.
Eric Allin Cornell
If you want to make computers that really work, create a design team composed only of healthy, active women with lots else to do in their lives, and give them carte blanche.
Supercomputers will achieve one human brain capacity by 2010, and personal computers will do so by about 2020.
Computers double their performance every month.
I’m not afraid of computers taking over the world.
I start every book with something that outrages me. I’m outraged by the FBI, the CIA, and computers that seem to have catalogued our lives. Power too often is accompanied by irresponsibility.
Robert Ludlum
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
I programmed computers every day. And one of my favouri

I programmed computers every day. And one of my favourite apps we built was this thing called Awesome Updater, that all it did is send you a tweet randomly that was like, ‘Yo, you’re awesome.’
In the past, missionaries have traveled to far countries with the message of the gospel – with great hardship and often with the loss of life. In contrast, we can reach millions instantly from the comfort of our homes by merely hitting the ‘send’ button on our computers, or with iPads, or phones.
In 2004, the iPod was a novelty, and tablet computers were a dream. Now we take for granted that we can see whatever we want whenever and wherever we want to see it, be it ‘Grand Illusion‘ or ‘Duck Dynasty.’
As the Kindle’s dread grip on digital publishing is challenged by tablet computers and Android smartphones, with their bright screens and high resolution, the need for illustration is growing.
I like stuff designed by dead people. The old designers. They always got it right because they didn’t have to grow up with computers. All of the people that made the spoon and the dishes and the vacuum cleaner didn’t have microprocessors and stuff. You could do a good design back then.
John Maeda
The future of television is not on television but online. A majority of us are turning to our computers and mobile devices for news and entertainment, Millennials especially.
Access to computers and the Internet has become a basic need for education in our society.
Everybody jokes about that old story about the world only needing five computers, but when you think about it, that’s where we’re heading.
You can’t trust the internet.
Nicollette Sheridan
Computers sort of came around through games and toys. And you know, the first computer most people had in the house may have been a computer to play ‘Pong,’ a little microprocessor embedded, and then other games that came after that.
Computers ought to help people find their own best path through lots of textual information.
I think after a time there won’t be anything left to be interesting for mankind. Computers are about to do everything for us. Cellphones are smarter than we are. We’ll embrace spirituality because we’ll be bored of everything else.
No one has any faith in the tape anymore – everyone just relies on computers and considers the hardrive to be the safest option, and I don’t. I think an analog tape is something you can hold.
Technology has forever changed the world we live in. We’re online, in one way or another, all day long. Our phones and computers have become reflections of our personalities, our interests, and our identities. They hold much that is important to us.
Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.
AIM was so quaint, it organized users around ‘buddy lists.’ In a time before smartphones, AIM was powerful and intoxicating, a way for a generation that once had called people on the phone to communicate in quick bursts from their computers.
To err is human – and to blame it on a computer is even more so.
I think it’s pretty pointless, my children learning to use a keyboard – we will just talk to our computers. Why would we not?
When I left Apple, it had $2 billion of cash. It was the most profitable computer company in the world – not just personal computers – and Apple was the number one selling computer.
I fix my grandchildren‘s computers.
The iPhone is made on a global scale, and it blends computers, the Internet, communications, and artificial intelligence in one blockbuster, game-changing innovation. It reflects so many of the things that our contemporary world is good at – indeed, great at.
I just grew up liking computers and stuff like that. Mainly cool stuff, like video games.
It seems like everything that we see perceived in the brain before we actually use our own eyes, that everything we see is coming through computers or machines and then is being input in our brain cells. So that really worries me.
You couldn’t have fed the ’50s into a computer and come out with the ’60s.
Paul Kantner
Your car should drive itself. It’s amazing to me that we let humans drive cars… It’s a bug that cars were invented before computers.
I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.
Computers make me totally blank out.
And it’s here and it’s ready and we can really revolutionize the way we educate our children with tablet computers, and I’m committed to doing whatever I can to speaking to whomever I can to send this signal – to pound this message home. Now is the time.
LeVar Burton
Social media has come a long way. With the good has come some bad, and you always have a lot of people hiding behind their computers and being very critical of what you do on and off the field, of what you tweet, of what you say, of everything you do.
Our computers have become windows through which we can gaze upon a world that is virtually without horizons or boundaries.
So technologies, whether it is a telephone or an iPhone, computers in general or automobiles, television even, all individualize us. We all sit in front of our iPhones and communicating but are we really communicating?
Henry Mintzberg
Writing genetic code like we do software will usher in

Writing genetic code like we do software will usher in a completely new way of living for all of us. When this happens, our society will be as fundamentally changed as we have seen from the invention of computers.
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
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.
I’ve always been at the intersection of computers and whatever they can revolutionize.
I got interested in computers and how they could be enslaved to the megalomaniac impulses of a teenager.
Eugene Jarvis
In Hollywood, they think drawn animation doesn’t work anymore, computers are the way. They forget that the reason computers are the way is that Pixar makes good movies. So everybody tries to copy Pixar. They’re relying too much on the technology and not enough on the artists.
Some people are on their darn computers all day long.
The use of computers and other mobile devices has to be so carefully controlled. As we discovered with ‘Dream School’ rather awkwardly, it can become a source of total disruption that destroys the co-operative learning experience.
I’ve never really been very interested in computers themselves. I don’t watch them; I watch how people behave around them. That’s becoming more difficult to do because everything is around them.
Computers, like automobiles and airplanes, do only what people tell them to do.
I am a child of digital generation. I have done most of the records with Rilo Kiley on computers, on Pro Tools or other digital programs.
I’ve always been into computers. When I was getting out of high school and forming my identity musically, all of it was really coming into the fold, computers and drum machines. It felt like, you know, I’m in the right place at the right time. I liked the collision.
When I was a graduate student in computer science in the early 2000s, computers were barely able to detect sharp edges in photographs, let alone recognize something as loosely defined as a human face.
I don’t look at computers as opponents. For me it is much more interesting to beat humans.
Bill Gates is the pope of the personal computer industry. He decides who’s going to build.
I was around computers from birth; we had one of the first Macs, which came out shortly before I was born, and my dad ran a company that wrote computer operating systems. I don’t think I have any particular technical skills; I just got a really large head start.
The human brain works in, so far, mysterious and wondrous ways that are completely different than the ways that computers calculate. Things like appetite or emotion, how do those function in the brain?
Computers intimidate me.
Regardless of how it’s done, transaction costs will continue to plummet as computers get more powerful. Low transaction costs are a wonderful thing if you’re in the transaction business. They’re wonderful for consumers too, making it cheaper and easier to buy things and creating new things to buy.
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.
By the end of 1978, we had 11 partners and six franchisees, we were operating in 22 cities, and we had about 6,000 clients. We had left Electronic Accounting Systems and were doing our own processing on our own computers.
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
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.
Go into the auto mechanic, you’ve got to know computers to be able to work on the cars.
There are hundreds of competitors in the direct marketing of computers. We have been very successful because of quality, price, service and the way we treat the customer.
Technological developments are changing the way we live, and there is much talk of digitalisation and the disruptive business models enabled by smart phones, tablets, computers, and the ‘Internet of things.’
I am of the very last generation who didn’t have computers at school. As we grow old we’ll become something of an aberration.
The only legitimate use of a computer is to play games.
Eugene Jarvis
I detest computers. If you had a device like that 30 years ago that froze up constantly, misbehaved constantly, lost your information and screwed up when you needed it the most, it would have been laughable.
The internet is not for sissies.
Paul Vixie
They were saying computers deal with numbers. This was absolutely nonsense. Computers deal with arbitrary information of any kind.
Ted Nelson
I have nothing against investment banking, but it's lik

I have nothing against investment banking, but it’s like massaging money rather than creating money. If you’re in physics, you create inventions, you create lasers, you create transistors, computers, GPS.
We can’t really know ourselves because we have not created ourselves. But we can know computers, we can know cars, because anything that we made, we can understand.
A calculator is a tool for humans to do math more quickly and accurately than they could ever do by hand; similarly, AI computers are tools for us to perform tasks too difficult or expensive for us to do on our own, such as analyzing large data sets or keeping up to date on medical research.
You can’t have thousands of cars without good computers on the electric grid.
Shai Agassi
Yes, my children are fascinated by design of technology and computers. And I am very happy with that. Today design is a wide world; it doesn’t have to be interiors or architecture. It could be anything.
If you take a regular animated film, that’s being done by animators on computers, so the filmmaking is a fairly technical process.
People think computers will keep them from making mistakes. They’re wrong. With computers you make mistakes faster.
Adam Osborne
I take computers practically apart and put them back together. I have a supercomputer I built over the years out of different computers.
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!
I got my first computer when I was 6, and I was part of that early generation of children who grew up with computers always being around. I fell in love with them early on.
Technology is like water; it wants to find its level. So if you hook up your computer to a billion other computers, it just makes sense that a tremendous share of the resources you want to use – not only text or media but processing power too – will be located remotely.
I don’t take for granted all the blessings that I have, and as soon as I heard about Computers for Youth, I really wanted to be involved. Anyone who knows me knows how much time I spend on computers. I’m a computer addict. Every young person deserves to have a computer in his or her home.
I actually did not touch any type of computer until I came to America. I knew computers existed, yes, but I didn’t have access to them. In the Philippines, I did have video games.
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
I am such a gearhead. In my recording studio, I personally engineer and edit everything on computers.
Don’t try to be like Jackie. There is only one Jackie. Study computers instead.
I’ve always shied away from computers, the Internet and all that. I’m a bit more traditional, really – pick up a newspaper, pick up a phone.
I always wanted to be a pilot, though somewhere down the line switched to computers.
I met Woz when I was 13, at a friend’s garage. He was about 18. He was, like, the first person I met who knew more electronics than I did at that point. We became good friends, because we shared an interest in computers and we had a sense of humor. We pulled all kinds of pranks together.
As computer intelligence gets better, what will be possible when we interface our brains with computers? It might sound scary, but early evidence suggests otherwise: interfacing brains with machines can be helpful in treating traumatic brain injury, repairing spinal cord damage, and countless other applications.
I am very bad at computers. I don’t really know how to write email.
Perhaps one day we will have machines that can cope with approximate task descriptions, but in the meantime, we have to be very prissy about how we tell computers to do things.
I use many different gadgets connected with computers; I use PCs, laptops and a Palm Pilot. I also use the Internet to visit websites, especially within Polish-language Internet. I usually go to political discussion groups and sites – of course, as I use my real name, people never believe that they are chatting with me!
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.
Using social media to hurt and destroy is callous, acted out by cowards hiding behind computers. My advice is to ignore negativity. Focus on the love around.
My goal wasn’t to make a ton of money. It was to build good computers.
My father raised me to build computers, hardware. Literally, as an 8 year old, I had a soldering iron and circuit boards, and this was in neighbourhoods that wouldn’t have a whole lot of money or anything. And I figured out ways to just hustle.
Until computers and robots make quantum advances, they basically remain adding machines: capable only of doing things in which all the variables are controlled and predictable.
My dad used to build computers for the U.S. government, for military intelligence. So he always had computers around the house.
One of the big first computers was called SAGE, which was a missile defense, the first missile-defense computer, which was, like, one of the first computers in the history of the world which got sold to the Department of Defense for, I don’t know, tens and tens of millions of dollars at the time.
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.
Sci-fi films are the epic films of the day because we c

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.
Computers used to petrify me before I figured it was just a matter of getting used to them.
Modern people are only willing to believe in their computers, while I believe in myself.
Alain Robert
When I was younger, I would look at a game with computers and still be fascinated by the possibilities.
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.
The Internet is not just one thing, it’s a collection of things – of numerous communications networks that all speak the same digital language.
James H. Clark
We’ve lost these qualities, these abilities to do something by hand. Some illustrators have it still, but it’s just not art. We have photography. We have cameras and computers that do it better and faster.
I don’t really like encouraging people to go on the Internet too much, we’re constantly distracted with the Internet and computers.
I think when I graduated from my high school in ’84, they were just bringing computers in. I don’t even know if they were for classes. They might have just been for the administration. It was nowhere on the radar for anybody that I know.
My dad used to work at IBM, so we used to get discounts on computers and stuff, and I did have a ThinkPad.