Top 475 Computer Quotes

In this post, you will find great Computer Quotes from famous people, such as Brendan Myers, Jeff Kinney, Christian Marclay, Philipp Meyer, Bill Bryson. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

My earliest interest in game design came when I was in

My earliest interest in game design came when I was in primary school, and my parents bought a Commodore 128 computer. I taught myself to write programs in BASIC, and then I made my own games.
I draft on the computer. I have a really giant screen that attaches to my laptop, and then I have a humongous digital drawing tablet called a Cintiq. It sits at all different angles, and it’s so big that it would take two people to move it.
Unlike sitting at a computer screen, printing is very direct and hands-on.
Christian Marclay
Life throws up enough road blocks to keep you from writing; you can’t be adding to them yourself by saying you can only write in one specific place. I’m in New York half the time and Texas half the time, and I work wherever – in my computer bag I have some foam ear plugs that I can put in.
To me, the greatest invention of my lifetime is the laptop computer and the fact that I can be working on a book and be in an airport lounge, in a hotel room, and continue working; I fire up my laptop, and I’m in exactly the same place I was when I left home – that, to me, is a miracle.
I think my dad did legal work for someone who had a Packard Bell 8088, and they couldn’t pay him, so they gave him a computer. I was initially not allowed to touch it, but that didn’t last long. I started tinkering with it, and there were many times I screwed up the computer.
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.
It’s not like the computer magically does it for you. Animation just takes forever.
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
I liked hacking into and pirating computer games while in college. One of my favorites was Bethesda’s ‘Terminator 2029.’ So I drove to their offices and asked for a job.
It’s kind of astonishing that people trust strangers because of words they write on computer screens.
Pixar has invented much of computer animation as it’s known today, and I’ve been very lucky to be the first traditional animator to work with computer animation.
I’m definitely the most tech-savvy in my family. My wife wouldn’t have a clue, as far as getting the computer working. All of my kids, it’s amazing. Like everybody’s kids, they’re more savvy than I am, probably.
The only protection as a historian is to institute a process of research and writing that minimizes the possibility of error. And that I have tried to do, aided by modern technology, which enables me, having long since moved beyond longhand, to use a computer for both organizing and taking notes.
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
I love black dresses. I think everyone should own a lot, but black dresses don’t sell online because on the computer they don’t read like anything.
I was hired as a computer programmer for a national laboratory at age 15.
Trip Hawkins – and this was the early 1980s – was saying there’s going to be a day when everyone has a computer and they’re going to want to do more on it, including playing games. So he started up a company, EA Sports, and he was going to have three games, football, basketball and baseball. So I was the football game.
The whole point of diaries is that other people find them and read what you’ve put. I did once take to writing my inner thoughts on the computer at the end of other things I was writing and ended up faxing four pages of hideous stuff to my accountant so I don’t do that now.
Helen Fielding
I type 40 words per minute on a normal computer with my left foot. And with two cups of coffee, I can do 53 words per minute.
I write my lyrics into the computer and I hum my music into the dictaphone.
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
I have an Apple computer, which I use to play Spider Solitaire and do research on the Internet.
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
When I started work with LucasArts Computer Division back in 1984, I went to the Palace of Fine Arts and saw the Festival of Animation for the first time. I loved the diverse collection of animated films the festival held.
One of the things I like about the computer that I use is that I can write a program on it or I can download a program on to it and run it. That’s kind of important to me, and that’s also kind of important to the whole future of the internet… obviously a closed platform is a serious brake on innovation.
Although I loved working on technology – I’ve always been a computer geek at heart – my professors encouraged me to get a real-world job working with customers.
Providing better computer science education in public schools to kids, and encouraging girls to participate, is the only way to rewrite stereotypes about tech and really break open the old-boys’ club.
I think it is widely agreed that Carl Steinitz, over the 50 years he taught at Harvard, has been one of the most important figures in influencing the theory and practice of landscape architecture and the application of computer technology to planning.
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.
I’m as much my own master as anyone can be, without being the master of others. I can write anywhere – all I need is a couple of hours of solitude and a computer, and I can write a chapter. Since my work is portable, I can live anywhere I like.
Stuart Woods
One of the great challenges of our age, in which the to

One of the great challenges of our age, in which the tools of our productivity are also the tools of our leisure, is to figure out how to make more useful those moments of procrastination when we’re idling in front of our computer screens.
My computer? I never use a computer. It’s too easy.
It is fitting that yesteryear’s swashbuckling newspaper reporter has turned into today’s solemn young sobersides nursing a glass of watered white wine after a day of toiling over computer databases in a smoke-free, noise-free newsroom.
Although computer chips now are thinner, they’re more powerful, they’re not as reliable. You’d harvest computer chips from the 1980s from all around the world because they’re reliable.
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!
During the downtime on tour, I simply walk from room to room, staring into my computer.
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
Fame means when your computer modem is broken, the repair guy comes out to your house a little faster.
I suppose I sort of like effects that have some organic elements rather than ones that are entirely generated by a computer. Just because, no matter how complex the algorithm is, it’s still an algorithm.
Richard Ayoade
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.
A lot of people have helped me along the way. But you know the biggest thing for me was when computer animation came along.
Chris Wedge
I’ve always been thinking in three dimensions, ever since I started working with computer animation in the early ’80s.
When a hacker gains access to any corporate data, the value of that data depends on which server, or sometimes a single person‘s computer, that the hacker gains access to.
My first computer was a Commodore 64. I got it as a present from my mom when I was eight years old, and all I wanted to do with that computer was play games.
Luis von Ahn
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.
Making AI more sensitive to the full scope of human thought is no simple task. The solutions are likely to require insights derived from fields beyond computer science, which means programmers will have to learn to collaborate more often with experts in other domains.
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
I’d always loved technology. It’s something I always messed around with in computer labs at school. So I glommed onto it very early as way to differentiate myself in business.
The computer is your passport, not only to the future but to knowing what’s going around you.
The Internet has become a tool to pick on people and ruin someone’s life. I don’t think parents realize what’s going on. Just because you’re not at school doesn’t mean kids aren’t harassing you on the computer.
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.
‘Mean’ is a song I wrote about somebody who wrote things that were so mean so many times that it would ruin my day. Then it would ruin the next day. And it would level me so many times, I just felt like I was being hit in the face every time this person would take to their computer.
I combine magic and science to create illusions. I work with new media and interactive technologies, things like artificial intelligence or computer vision, and integrate them in my magic.
Marco Tempest
I have an addictive personality. I was addicted to computer games… and then all that obsessive nature just piled into music.
I saw myself as an electronic joy rider. I was like James Bond behind the computer. I was just having a blast.
We need to have making, including computer science, shop, etc. as part of the core curriculum from the beginning, not just an optional afterschool thing. Things like First Robotics and all of those great programs need to become mainstream.
What a lot of people don’t realise about me is that I have no idea what’s going on in the media. I don’t pay any attention to it, as I consider it mind pollution. The last time I touched a computer was in 2001, and my phone is too old to use the Internet. I just don’t enter into it at all on any level.
When I’m sitting at the desk not being able to write line one, it’s silence and despair! It’s not so easy to put the pen to the legal pad or type the first sentence on the computer screen.
With the computer and stuff, the difference between a rich guy and a poor guy, to me, is nothing. Because I don’t like big houses, I don’t drive a car, so you know, I just live in a small apartment and I have my computer, which is really cool.
I actually built a tiny computer as a junior high school project.
If you look through the history of wearables, I was named the father of wearable computing, or the world’s first cyborg. But the definition of wearable computing can be kind of fuzzy itself. Thousands of years ago, in China, people would wear an abacus around their neck – that, in one sense, was a wearable computer.
Steve Mann
I think it goes back to my high school days. In compute

I think it goes back to my high school days. In computer class, the first assignment was to write a program to print the first 100 Fibonacci numbers. Instead, I wrote a program that would steal passwords of students. My teacher gave me an A.
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
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.
Software is now so complex – requiring so many gazillions of tiny files all over your computer – that most consumers don’t want to bother to know what’s really going on.
Never Googled myself. I use a computer for market quotes and news, but I’ve never Googled myself. But I have visited their headquarters.
Computer science teaches and nurtures the type of thinking that 21st century citizens will need to address 21st century issues. We cannot know with any certainty what those challenges will be, but we can arm our students with the tools needed to address them.
To make an embarrassing admission, I like video games. That’s what got me into software engineering when I was a kid. I wanted to make money so I could buy a better computer to play better video games – nothing like saving the world.
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
Many cognitive psychologists see the brain as a computer. But every single brain is absolutely individual, both in its development and in the way it encounters the world.
Gerald Edelman
Every new computer program is basically doing some task that a person used to do. But the computer usually does it faster, more accurately, for less money, and without any health insurance costs.
I was an undergrad math major and a grad student in computer science. I’m hugely introverted, not atypical of math majors.
Judith Faulkner
It doesn’t make me very happy to be on my computer all the time. I’ve never been drawn to that 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.
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.
In the Age of the Almighty Computer, drones are the perfect warriors. They kill without remorse, obey without kidding around, and they never reveal the names of their masters.
I think ‘The Lost World’ could’ve been a successful movie except for the fact that it pre-dated the good special effects and computer graphics.
We think of them as mobile phones, but the personal computer, mobile phone and the Internet are merging into some new medium like the personal computer in the 1980s or the Internet in the 1990s.
To err is human – and to blame it on a computer is even more so.
I’ve been programming computers since elementary school, where they taught us, and I stuck with computer science through high school and college.
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.
Apple Computer would not have reached its current peak of success if it had feared to roll the dice and launch products that didn’t always hit the mark. In the mid-1990s, the company was considered washed up, Steve Jobs had departed, and a string of lackluster product launches unrelated to the company’s core business.
I like animals. I like people who like animals. I hate people who love animals to the point they lose their sense of reason. I’m talking the ‘my computer wallpaper is my dog,’ ‘I hang a Christmas stocking for my cat‘ crowd.
Design is the fundamental soul of a man-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service. The iMac is not just the color or translucence or the shape of the shell. The essence of the iMac is to be the finest possible consumer computer in which each element plays together.
In nine months, a group of children left alone with a computer – in any language – would reach the same standard as an office secretary in the West.
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
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.
I’d like to think I’m not quite so pretentious as to think my characters go off and live their lives once I’ve written the final page and switched the computer off.
I’m a contract computer scientist by trade, but I’m the founder of something called the Tinkering School. It’s a summer program which aims to help kids to learn how to build the things that they think of.
Gever Tulley
When you are creating to the magnitude that I try to create, your brain is like a computer, and you need to refresh.
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.
Computer games tend to be boys’ games, warlike games with more violence. We have not spent enough time thinking through how to encourage more girls to be involved in computing before coming to college so they can see a possible career in information technology.
Freeman A. Hrabowski III
If you take a Baroque commode and put a Baroque clock o

If you take a Baroque commode and put a Baroque clock on top of it, maybe it is not so interesting as when you put a computer on top of it. Then you see both items in a new way.
Computer technology is so built into our lives that it’s part of the surround of every artist.
I am, of course, a frustrated rock star – I’d much rather be a rock star than a writer. Or own a record shop. Still, it’s not a bad life, is it? You just sit at a computer and make stuff up.
The guitar is a much more efficient machine than a computer. More responsive.
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.
You know, I’m really bad on the computer. I’m really lame, man. I read and hang out with my kids. I’ve turned into a five year old.
Ally Walker
When computer systems cause errors, you can end up with The Dreaded NIGO – the ‘not in good order’ transaction.
Jobs in technology have the rapidest rate of growth. The need for computer science is so incredibly large, and it’s important that girls of all colors have the opportunity to move into that field.
Well, I’ve been recording myself on a computer since I was about 13 or 14. So it’s completely entwined with my creative process. Essentially, it allows you to make music that’s better and smarter than you are, by using your ears to lead the way.
In the computer field, the moment of truth is a running program; all else is prophecy.
I don’t have a writer’s room. I write all the shows myself. Ninety-one episodes a season, I’m sitting there at the computer writing and writing and writing because I want the voice to be authentic so that the audience is hearing from me and not other writers.
I am now very interested in computer technology as it is used currently to make games. I think this technology is very powerful and could be used in new ways.
Social engineering is using deception, manipulation and influence to convince a human who has access to a computer system to do something, like click on an attachment in an e-mail.
In 1966 I became president of the British Computer Society.
Lord Mountbatten
I don’t keep a mobile, I am not computer savvy; I am not on any website. I live like a cave man.
Cyrus Broacha
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
I actually looked at an Apple ad from 1978. It was a print ad. That shows you how ancient it was. And it said, ‘Thousands of people have discovered the Apple computer.’ Thousands of people.
I won’t do advertising if they bring a layout and say, ‘This is what we want to do,’ because anybody can do that; it’s not interesting. They’ve got digital and the computer; it’s not taking pictures, it’s not magic – it’s a picture done by committee.
We’re losing track of the vastness of the potential for computer science. We really have to revive the beautiful intellectual joy of it, as opposed to the business potential.
It is nice to know that the computer understands the problem. But I would like to understand it too.
Eugene Wigner
The computer dictates how you do something, whereas with a pencil you’re totally free.
The word user is the word used by the computer professional when they mean idiot.
I use a computer. I don’t know if that qualifies me as a techie, but I’m pretty good on the computer.
I always say that my favorite game was Original Adventure, published by both Microsoft and Apple Computer back in 1980.
Roberta Williams
I thank God for not making me a computer scientist.
Daniel J. Bernstein
Libraries function as crucial technology hubs, not merely for free Web access, but those who need computer training and assistance. Library business centers help support entrepreneurship and retraining.
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
The L.A Trilogy is a series of three novels starring Ray, a robot detective, and his boss, a computer called Googol. Set in an alternative version of 1960s Los Angeles, each book will be more or less standalone but together will form an overarching story arc with ‘Brisk Money’ as the origin story.
Adam Christopher
Similar to computer technology in the ’60s, 3-D printing is a universal technology that has the potential to revolutionize our life by enabling individuals to design and manufacture things.
Hod Lipson
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.
I think teaching keeps me honest because if I’m up in front of a class talking about what I think is important about fiction while knowing I myself have just failed to do that hours earlier at my computer – it’s a good and humbling reminder.
We don't want to turn the TV into a computer.

We don’t want to turn the TV into a computer.
The smartphones and the computer separates everybody, makes you think that you don’t need nobody else.
I use a really simple calendar program on my computer.
Jamie Zawinski
My hacking involved pretty much exploring computer systems and obtaining access to the source code of telecommunication systems and computer operating systems, because my goal was to learn all I can about security vulnerabilities within these systems.
In the end, I hope there’s a little note somewhere that says I designed a good computer.
I think I have broken the mould that actresses have to be extremely thin on screen. All those who are making my weight an issue just prove that people are jealous. These are people who have nothing to do in life except to stare at their computer screens and make comments on us.
I write with pen and paper. I don’t have a mobile or computer, because I know how great they are. If I did, I’d never leave the house – you’d find me in six months, dead under a pile of pizza boxes.
Dr. Karel Culik is an outstanding applied mathematician, a specialist in algebra, logic, computer sciences and mathematical linguistics. In 1965, he visited the linguistics research program at MIT, and we have worked together on several projects since.
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
To hide behind a computer and an anonymous persona to spew hate at another person is despicable.
Heather Dubrow
I like writing on piano and a computer, and a lot of ‘Plans‘ came out of samples and vocal lines.
I’m totally normal. I love watching movies and hanging out with my friends at my house. I still go to the mall; I love to text and go on my computer. I’m totally normal – sounds kind of boring, right?
No computer is ever going to ask a new, reasonable question. It takes trained people to do that.
Grace Hopper
Computer hacking really results in financial losses and hassles. The objectives of terrorist groups are more serious. That is not to say that cyber groups can’t access a telephone switch in Manhattan on a day like 9/11, shut it down, and therefore cause more casualties.
I spend a fair amount of time on my computer, but I don’t hack into anything. I have to open the manual and follow instructions.
When I first started writing, it was me alone with a computer in my apartment. I hated the time away from other people, and my writing sucked. Now I have a laptop; I can do the most tedious part of my job in a public place.
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
My mind doesn’t work, my memories don’t work like a computer file where I can just retrieve them and, boy, there it is. My mind is selective in terms of memories. When I try to think back to college or high school, there are gaps. I try to fill them in. But I can’t tell you it’s always the truth.
With consumers buying two smartphones for every desktop computer they purchase, the demands, challenges and opportunities of the mobile space are reshaping our assumptions about design and user behaviour.
I often think about the many remarkable things that my personal computer can do which I never ask it to do. I probably use a small fraction of its capabilities. I often wonder if the same dynamic occurs with our capacity for creativity.
When Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak created Apple computer in a garage in Palo Alto, it heralded the beginning of the PC revolution that ultimately dealt a death-blow to dozens of older companies.
Cloud computing offers individuals access to data and applications from nearly any point of access to the Internet, offers businesses a whole new way to cut costs for technical infrastructure, and offers big computer companies a potentially giant market for hardware and services.
It’s the concept of having a computer voting machine that bothers me, more so than the specific poor implementation that we have from Diebold.
Avi Rubin
I was with the 101st Airborne Division in Iraq, really in the middle of nowhere, about 80 miles south of Baghdad. And it was almost midnight, and I got a computer message from the home office of the Washington Post asking me to call them. I did call them and was told that I’d won the Pulitzer Prize.
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
‘Cyberspace’ is a metaphorical idea which is supposed to be the space where your consciousness is located when you’re using computer technology on the Internet, for example, and I’m not entirely sure it’s such a useful term, but I think that’s what most people mean by it.
Neil Postman
I founded an educational software company called Knowledge Revolution. We had the first fully animated physics lab on the computer. You could take ropes, pulleys, balls and anything else you’d use in your physics textbook and the program would allow you to build anything you can think of in a physics lab.
The main difference between listening to music on a computer and listening to music on vinyl or disc is not sound quality or even portability; it’s that when you listen to music on a computer, you listen to music on the same instrument you use to acquire it.
Actors will never be replaced. The thought that somehow a computer version of a character is going to be something people prefer to look at is a ludicrous idea.
I still find it absurdly difficult to concentrate on a novel if there’s a phone or computer to hand; I have taken to locking them outside the room like noisy pets.
The modern computer hovers between the obsolescent and the nonexistent.
I'm also very impressed with the best people in experim

I’m also very impressed with the best people in experimental electronic world, like Peta and Eckart Aillers and Finez and Jim O’Rourke and Oren Umbarci and Francesco Lopez. Most of them use the computer as their main instrument.
In 1975 I met Alison Brown and in 1982 we were married. She works for Cornell Computer Services.
Kenneth G. Wilson
Cloud Gaming means that the game doesn’t need to be downloaded and run on your computer; it literally means the game runs out on the Internet, in the cloud, with the experience being streamed to the players.
David Perry
Our kids are actually doing what we told them to do when they sit in front of that TV all day or in front of that computer game all day. The society is telling kids unconsciously that nature’s in the past. It really doesn’t count anymore, that the future is in electronics, and besides, the bogeyman is in the woods.
I listen more to music when I’m on my computer. I’m into the latest YouTube thing. I’m a nanosecond kind of listener, but if I’m driving I would be listening to a Merle Haggard box set. It’s a weird experience listening to ‘Working Man Blues‘ by Merle Haggard and cruising around in a Porsche.
Jason McCoy
I have all of the Apple products. Everything I’ve ever written, I’ve written on a Mac. My first computer, my roommates and I chipped in, and we got that first Macintosh – 128K. It had as much memory as a greeting card that plays music.
We don’t believe that you should ever replace physical education. Even in a thousand years, a computer will never be able to do so.
The thing is, there are so many different ways to make music these days with virtual instruments, software applications, physical instruments, and computer programs.
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.
I think music will be created algorhythmically, all the things that we do will be boiled down to a little computer program.
We’re already cyborgs. Your phone and your computer are extensions of you, but the interface is through finger movements or speech, which are very slow.
I’m not a computer girl.
Sandy Duncan
I play computer games, watch TV and do what normal people do.
I need to be able to work for 20 or 30 hours in one go in complete darkness, alone with just the computer glow.
My background is in tech. I studied computer science, and was working on TechTV, so the first thing I wanted to do was see my favorite motherboard stories hit the front page; you know, like, really geeky stuff.
Kevin Rose
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
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.
I loved my computer; it’s a tool. A tool increases your mechanical advantages. It allows you to use your strengths and talents to greater advantage, and that’s what tools do, and that’s what my computer does for me. It’s not my toy, it’s my tool.
Jok Church
I love sci-fi, computer games. I love any escapes. Give me them all.
Alexander Siddig
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.
Whenever I’m on my computer, I don’t type ‘lol’. I type ‘lqtm’ – laugh quietly to myself. It’s more honest.
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
No one ever said on their deathbed, ‘Gee, I wish I had spent more time alone with my computer’.
Danielle Berry
I only buy a computer when it’s two years old, after the glitches have been worked out.
The only legitimate use of a computer is to play games.
Eugene Jarvis
I’m the computer operator for Operation Rescue National.
Norma McCorvey
Protecting yourself is very challenging in the hostile environment of the Internet. Imagine a global environment where an unscrupulous person from the other side of the planet can probe your computer for weaknesses and exploit them to gain access to your most sensitive secrets.
But I do have a computer at home and a pretty good ISDN connection.
If a student takes a Stanford computer class and a Princeton business class, it shows they are motivated and have skills. We know it has helped employees get better jobs.
Daphne Koller
It was very difficult to startle or surprise someone with a particular sound during the family computer era.
What is hypertext? It is a method of giving a text more depth, structuring it, and letting the computer help you explore it. Links, like we know today – you see some blue underlined word and you click on it and it takes you somewhere else. That’s the simplest definition of hypertext.
Robert Cailliau
We must develop as quickly as possible technologies tha

We must develop as quickly as possible technologies that make possible a direct connection between brain and computer, so that artificial brains contribute to human intelligence rather than opposing it.
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
Computer Science is embarrassed by the computer.
Alan Perlis
I have a beautiful platter of various fruits as my computer screen saver. It’s a constant reminder to eat healthy! It helps me to make healthier food choices throughout my day.
Drew Sidora
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.
My research career has been devoted to understanding human decision-making and problem-solving processes. The pursuit of this goal has led me into the fields of political science, economics, cognitive psychology, computer science and philosophy of science, among others.
Your computer needn’t be the first thing your see in the morning and the last thing you see at night.
When I went into the computer shop to change my last laptop, the 19-year-old kid behind the counter looked at my six-year-old model and described it as ‘vintage.’ ‘Vintage?’ I wanted to scream. ‘Son, I’ve got shirts older than you! I own underpants that have seen more of the world!’
The United States has an unfair advantage, as most of the popular cloud services, search engines, computer and mobile operating systems or web browsers are made by U.S. companies. When the rest of the world uses the net, they are effectively using U.S.-based services, making them a legal target for U.S. intelligence.
I write on a computer. On breaks, I’ll make myself green tea. I don’t want something too caffeinated. I guess I don’t believe in chemical enhancement of my writing. Just slight, but nothing crazy.
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
I have vaguely entertained the idea of learning how to use the Internet and email. It looks easy, but I’m sure it’s harder than it seems. Never having used a computer makes a big difference. I haven‘t a clue which keys to press.
Bella Freud
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.
Nobody reads the disclosures that roll down your computer screen. You click ‘I agree’ but you don’t know what you’re agreeing to.
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.
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
For computer communications, computers talk in little bursts. They’re not continuous like speech.
Bob Kahn
Graphic design, which evokes the symmetria of Vituvius, the dynamic symmetry of Hambidge, the asymmetry of Mondrian; which is a good gestalt, generated by intuition or by computer, by invention or by a system of coordinates, is not good design if it does not communicate.
If you’ve ever watched someone who is a mother talk on the phone, feed the dog, bounce the baby, it’s just astounding to see someone manage, more or less well, to do all those things. But on a computer, multitasking is really binary. The task is either in the foreground, or it’s not.
I’m very lazy when it comes to making the original sound. I don’t go through amplifiers and different compressors and signal parts. I just grab something, whether its an old guitar or a children’s toy that happens to be lying around, and record it straight into the computer.
The computer cuts my production time in half. I love it.
Before I lost my voice, it was slurred, so only those close to me could understand, but with the computer voice, I found I could give popular lectures. I enjoy communicating science. It is important that the public understands basic science, if they are not to leave vital decisions to others.
I have three desks. One empty for paperwork, one for the internet and email, and one for the writing computer.
My background was computer science and business school, so eventually I worked my way up where I was running product groups – development, testing, marketing, user education.
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.
I love the writing. I love the idea of typing and seeing it on the computer and printing it out myself and, you know, moving sentences around. I like that.
I’m not aware of a cadence when writing, but I hear it after. I write in longhand, and that helps. You’re closer to it, and you have to cross things out. You put a line through it, but it’s still there. You might need it. When you erase a line on a computer, it’s gone forever.
I don’t use e-mail; I phone and fax. I think people who are hunched over their computer screens all day should get a life.
A family living at the poverty level is unlikely to be able to afford a computer at home. Even with a computer, access to the Internet is another significant expense. A child might borrow a book from a public library; but it is not possible to take a computer home.
Margaret Geller
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
Most of the best writing, the most creative writing, the most interesting, the most out-of-the-box kind of stuff, is being done on cable, you know, and on the computer. I mean, whatever it is, Amazon or Netflix or something. Because they’re just willing to take chances, you know, and there’s a market for it.
To me, mathematics, computer science, and the arts are

To me, mathematics, computer science, and the arts are insanely related. They’re all creative expressions.
Software-industry battles are fought by highly paid and out-of-shape nerds furiously pounding computer keyboards while they guzzle diet Coke. The stakes aren’t very dramatic. Life? Liberty? The pursuit of happiness? Nope, it’s about stock options.
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
Apple took the edge off the word ‘computer.’
I did ‘Call of Duty Modern Warfare‘ as Gaz, then I did Ghost in ‘Modern Warfare 2,’ which has become one of the most iconic figures in the history of computer games.
Craig Fairbrass
Information technology departments must spend enormous amounts of time and money worrying about integrating big computer systems with billions of pieces of customer data.
I’ve been a DJ, janitor, ditch digger, waitress, computer instructor, programmer, mechanic, web developer, clerk, manager, marketing director, tour guide and dorm manager, among other things.
Sherrilyn Kenyon
I’m not a Luddite, but I’m outside more than I’m on my computer. We have a micro-farm – it’s a step up from a garden. We have a pretty extensive vineyard. We grow about 60 percent of our own food, make our own wine, have chickens for eggs.
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
Without a computer, every point on a structure has to be calculated with reference to everything else. But by using a PC, I can create complex curves that don’t have radii or centers.
Greg Lynn
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.
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
A movie I must have seen 10 times is ‘Jonathan Livingston Seagull.’ It’s an old movie, but still such a beautiful message. If I had only one film I could take on my computer on a desert island, I would take ‘Jonathan Livingston Seagull.’
Bertrand Piccard
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.
If I could write directly on a typewriter or a computer, I would do it. But keyboards have always intimidated me. I’ve never been able to think clearly with my fingers in that position. A pen is a much more primitive instrument. You feel that the words are coming out of your body and then you dig the words into the page.
If there’s any object in human experience that’s a precedent for what a computer should be like, it’s a musical instrument: a device where you can explore a huge range of possibilities through an interface that connects your mind and your body, allowing you to be emotionally authentic and expressive.
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.
I used to work in ‘Big Brother‘ in the third series, I was a logger, which was the worst of all jobs, you had to sit and watch what happens and type it into a computer.
The computer industry is creatively bankrupt.
A computer, by definition, cannot be held accountable for anything because there is no mechanism to hold it to account, short of turning off the electricity supply or destroying the hardware. Only humans can be accountable.
The computer is not, in our opinion, a good model of the mind, but it is as the trumpet is to the orchestra – you really need it. And so, we have very massive simulations in computers because the problem is, of course, very complex.
Gerald Edelman
I did not grow up around computers, so technology was not a tool used every day in my household. I was drawn to computer science due to the creative nature of programming and the technology focus.
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
The demographic of young people… in each hand is a phone, more powerful than a computer. It’s a doorway to the digital nation, to education.
I never claimed to be a computer engineer, but I did train as an industrial designer, and I am a consumer marketer, and I am very comfortable dealing with complex businesses and complexity in general and simplifying it – basically a systems designer.
Most of the computer compromises that we hear about use a technique called spear phishing, which allows an attacker access to a key person’s workstation. It’s extremely difficult to defend against.
Computer animation is one way to liberate people from their circumstantial gravity, and it is one way to give them mental freedom.
Sometimes my husband has to literally pull me away from the computer.
The first draft of everything, I write longhand. One of the nice things about that is that it makes you keep going. If you write a bad sentence on the computer, then it’s very tempting to go back and fidget with it and spend another 20 minutes trying to make it into a good sentence.
The poetry and transgression that was so much of surrealism‘s anarchic force has been recruited into mainstream culture. It has been made commonplace by television and magazine merchandising, by computer games and Internet visuals, by film and MTV, by the fashion shoot.
I’ve written books as acts of discovery: things I need to know and that I need to touch. And it’s very dangerous work to deal with the most toxic internal elements… I feel like Madame Curie at my computer. I feel like I should be hemorrhaging from my eyes and ears.
Kate Braverman
A computer shall not harm your work or, through inactio

A computer shall not harm your work or, through inaction, allow your work to come to harm.
Jef Raskin
Even with a computer, I can’t get rid of all the papers in my life.
A lot of these kids I think are more content just to be on Facebook and the computer than they are to actually go out. They just really want to get a picture to post to their buddies, and that’s about it.
Dave Attell
If you think about computer programming, it’s as antisocial as it gets.
Shawn Fanning
It used to be that artists thought of nature as their environment. Now media is our environment. It has been for the past 50, 70 years. It’s what you see on TV, on the computer, what is in the magazines and newspapers.
Richard Hell
Interestingly, ‘October Sky’ is an anagram of ‘Rocket Boys’, the same letters just moved around. This was discovered by director Joe Johnston using an anagram program on his computer.
What is Oracle? A bunch of people. And all of our products were just ideas in the heads of those people – ideas that people typed into a computer, tested, and that turned out to be the best idea for a database or for a programming language.
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.
Google docs and spreadsheets don’t work if you’re on an airplane. But it’s a technical problem that is going to get solved. Eventually you will be able to work on a plane as if you are connected and, then when you get reconnected to the Internet, your computer will just synchronize with the cloud.
Congress hasn’t declared war on the countries – the majority of them are our allies – but without asking for public permission, NSA is running network operations against them that affect millions of innocent people. And for what? So we can have secret access to a computer in a country we’re not even fighting?
In the early stages of negotiation software, on your smartphone, there may be programs that listen to the pitch of a voice, or that test for stress. You’ll just ask the program, ‘Was he lying? Was he eager to do business with me?’ Maybe the computer will be right sixty per cent of the time.
I don’t have a formal home recording studio, but I can record tracks on my computer upstairs in my office.
Huey Lewis
The Christian notion of the possibility of redemption is incomprehensible to the computer.
Vance Packard
Defending against military-strength malware is a real challenge for the computer security industry. Furthermore, the security industry is not global. It is highly focused in just a handful of countries. The rest of the countries rely on foreign security labs to provide their everyday digital security for them.
I really, really like ‘In Rainbows.’ But I also really like ‘OK Computer’ as a sort of flipside to that. ‘Reckoner’ is my favorite, just my favorite Radiohead song. That, ‘Idioteque,’ and ‘Pyramid Song’ are my top three.
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.
The computer has always been this ominous, scary thing that came into music, for me, in the early ’90s, right when I first started playing music.
The iPad – is that a phone or a computer? If I put it on my wall is it a TV?
With a computer, you make your changes on the screen and then you print out a clean copy. With a typewriter, you can’t get a clean manuscript unless you start again from scratch. It’s an incredibly tedious process.
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.
The computer, the noise of the computer feels like impatience. It’s sort of the sound of impatience to me.
The perils of credit and debt, especially perilous in the computer age, have long been acknowledged in pop culture, but very infrequently by TV.
Cyberattacks have become a permanent fixture on the international scene because they have become easy and cheap to launch. Basic computer literacy and a modest budget can go a long way toward invading a country’s cyberspace.
We want to make it so that anyone, anywhere – a child growing up in rural India who never had a computer – can go to a store, get a phone, get online, and get access to all of the same things that you and I appreciate about the Internet.
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.
I really got deep into downloading music when I moved to the South and got a computer. So I was downloading the The Diplomats, AZ, Half-A-Mil, 40 Cal.
While I have never learned to use a computer, I am surrounded by family and friends who carry information to me from blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and various websites.
The truth is, there’s an information blockade in America, and it must be broken. In order to find crucial facts, numbers and outside perspectives, a person must spend an hour searching and cross-searching on the computer.
To me there is no more depressing sight than a five-year-old staring at a screen, unsmiling, mouse in hand. Besides whatever dreadful things this prolonged exposure to screens is doing to their brains, computer games tend to be solitary affairs, and produce little laughter.
If you’re working on a computer and you’re editing bass, it looks like a warm curvy, sort of feminine object.
I’m not very computer savvy.
The computer industry began with home-brew boxes that e

The computer industry began with home-brew boxes that everyone had to program for themselves, but that was a huge hassle. The computer revolution didn’t explode until the first Macintosh arrived, with its point-and-click simplicity.
Specialization makes it easy to forget about the filth of the coal-fired power plant that is lighting this pristine computer screen, or the backbreaking labor it took to pick the strawberries for my cereal, or the misery of the hog that lived and died so I could enjoy my bacon.
I think the brain is essentially a computer and consciousness is like a computer program. It will cease to run when the computer is turned off. Theoretically, it could be re-created on a neural network, but that would be very difficult, as it would require all one’s memories.
I realized that you could formulate theories about human and social phenomena in language and pictures and whatever you wanted on the computer, and you didn’t have to go through this straitjacket, adding a lot of numbers.
American computer science grads often have very little exposure to the human condition. They’ve rarely had manual labor or service jobs. They grow up in a bubble of privilege lulled into thinking this country is a true meritocracy.
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.
People can hide behind a computer, they can hide behind a cell phone, they can tweet. They can say whatever they want. I’m not worried about them.
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
I didn’t have a computer until I was 19 – but I did have an abacus.
Thinking of the universe as a computer is controversial.
I’ve never been able to arouse any interest in myself for digitally produced sound, and so the computer turns me off.
David Tudor
There’s nothing I’d rather do than sort of, you know, sit at my computer and rhyme.
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.
But there is a process that happens when you’re making something, be it a musical or a new play. That process takes time, and mistakes will be made along the way, and you will go down and hit dead ends. But it is so public now. Any yahoo with a computer can start a firestorm.
Tip-of-the-tongue syndrome is when people almost remember something but need a computer, or someone else, to help them find it. The problem is, our brains have always been terrible at remembering details. They were like that way before the Internet came along.
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.
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!
A computer would deserve to be called intelligent if it could deceive a human into believing that it was human.
Alan Turing
I can’t read a computer screen and never use a calculator. It’s all in my head and by hand.
Simon Reuben
I always loved both ‘Breakout‘ and ‘Asteroids’ – I thought they were really good games. There was another game called ‘Tempest‘ that I thought was really cool, and it represented a really hard technology. It’s probably one of the only colour-vector screens that was used in the computer graphics field at that time.
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.
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.
I haven’t read a newspaper in 20 years. I don’t look at the computer or anything. You have to have a filter on what you let in.
You show people playing poker or hacking into a computer; it feels so significant in the script, and then when you see it on the screen, it loses something. But there’s something about cooking – food being prepared is incredibly captivating. It became just a fun box of tools to use as a director.
Really, I like the future. I appreciate my automatic alarm-call necklace in case I get lost and confused in a mall. I appreciate the watch that tells the hospital my blood pressure‘s gone ballistic. I like my computer, just as long as it doesn’t get ideas above its workstation.
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.
It is my strong belief that computer literacy should be part of our educational system’s core curriculum.
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
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.
We created the hierarchical, pyramidal, managerial system because we needed it to keep track of people and things people did; with the computer to keep track, we can restructure our institutions horizontally.
John Naisbitt
I am not one of these people who spend a ton of time in front on my computer; I see it as very utilitarian.
Donny Deutsch
I learned to work on a computer years before I was plac

I learned to work on a computer years before I was placed under house arrest. Fortunately I had two laptops when I was under house arrest – one an Apple and one a different operating system. I was very proud of that because I know how to use both systems.
If there is a Like button in a page, Facebook knows who visited that page. And it can get IP address of the computer visiting the page even if the person is not a Facebook user.
Whatever you may be thinking when you apply for a job today, you can be sure the employer is asking this: Can this person add value every hour, every day – more than a worker in India, a robot or a computer? Can he or she help my company adapt by not only doing the job today but also reinventing the job for tomorrow?
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
All forms of contact are good: letters, parcels, e-mails – I’ve been trying to get a Webcam for my computer, but I’m such a Luddite.
A computer is not really like us. It is a projection of a very small part of ourselves: that portion devoted to logic, order, rule and clarity.
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.
Our society, where we are right now, our minds are junkyards. We watch TV and sit on the computer all day and barely have an original thought.
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.
I don’t know of any case that involves computer hacking where there were multiple defendants charged where there wasn’t an informant on the case.
Sit down at your computer or open your nearest mobile device and Google these words: ‘Directed by.’ What’s the first predictive text that comes up? Martin Scorsese? Quentin Tarantino? Ingmar Bergman? Chances are the first name Google suggested was Robert B. Weide. That’s me. Sort of.
I should prefer to have a politician who regularly went to a massage parlour than one who promised a laptop computer for every teacher.
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.
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.
Here’s where I luck out: I’m really computer illiterate.
The most important application of quantum computing in the future is likely to be a computer simulation of quantum systems, because that’s an application where we know for sure that quantum systems in general cannot be efficiently simulated on a classical computer.
David Deutsch
Moore‘s Law-based technology is so much easier than neuroscience. The brain works in such a different way from the way a computer does.
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.
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.
Honestly, I still don’t use my computer. My kids use the computer more than I do! I understand that a lot of people are into it, and I have days where I write and stuff, but it’s really not for me. It’s not my thing.
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
Just because someone can sit behind a computer screen and have a different name and hide themselves, they feel like they can do anything to anyone.
On my walks, that’s when the good ideas come. The kind of hard, gritty work is when you’re sitting at the computer and it’s kind of intense and you’re kind of in super control of it – the walks are when you let go. That’s when the really big breakthroughs come in, and it’s very strange.
As I was leaving graduate school in 1974, I was recruited to join a fledgling SETI project at the Hat Creek Observatory in California, mainly because I knew how to program an ancient PDP8/S computer that had been donated to the project.
Jill Tarter
I’ve never sent an email in my life. My kids laugh. I often hand the phone to them and say, ‘Can you text this message to somebody.’ I don’t even have a computer on my desk.
Computer science inverts the normal. In normal science, you’re given a world, and your job is to find out the rules. In computer science, you give the computer the rules, and it creates the world.
I visited a scientist who had a helmet with magnetic fields controlled by computer sequences that could profoundly affect your mood and your perceptions.
I understand that most iPhone users want a phone that can do other nifty things, not a general purpose computer that happens to make phone calls. Strict control over apps minimizes the chances that someone will find their phone hacked or virus-laden.
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.
I am a print addict. I have an ebook and a computer but I remain hooked on print.
Annalena McAfee
Ever since I was a little kid, I got bored, so I learned to sing, and I started singing lessons. And then anytime I was bored, I would start writing and start messing around on my computer, making beats. Then I got bored and started making YouTube videos; that changed my life in a big way.
Ethereum has taken what was a four-function calculator

Ethereum has taken what was a four-function calculator of a programming language in Bitcoin and turned it into a full-fledged computer.
Children want the challenge of difficult tasks – just look how much better they are than their parents on a computer.
It is only when you watch the dense mass of thousands of ants, crowded together around the Hill, blackening the ground, that you begin to see the whole beast, and now you observe it thinking, planning, calculating. It is an intelligence, a kind of live computer, with crawling bits for its wits.
With computer science, I had to go through that uncomfortable process of my brain establishing a hash table, if you will – the coders will get that – for this new information, because I didn’t have one. So I had to establish a brand-new file system from scratch.
I’ve always felt that the human-centered approach to computer science leads to more interesting, more exotic, more wild, and more heroic adventures than the machine-supremacy approach, where information is the highest goal.
The library, with its Daedalian labyrinth, mysterious hush, and faintly ominous aroma of knowledge, has been replaced by the computer’s cheap glow, pesky chirp, and data spillage.
I don’t have a computer. I don’t know anything about that. I don’t even know what a website is.
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.
I’m computer illiterate. I believe the Internet has got every photograph and every detail of my life. But no blogging for me, thank you.
Reading computer manuals without the hardware is as frustrating as reading sex manuals without the software.
Currently computer graphics are used a great deal, but it can be excessive.
I am not the only person who uses his computer mainly for the purpose of diddling with his computer.
Thanks to a hacker known as Guccifer who wormed into the computer of the 43rd president’s sister, the world has learned that George W. Bush is an amateur – I would say serious amateur – painter.
Roberta Smith
I spent most of my childhood welded to my Atari 2600, until I got my first computer, a TRS-80.
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.
In computer animation, every detail has to be thought out, designed, modeled, shaded, placed and lit. The more you add, the more computer memory you need.
I am the farthest thing from a computer genius.
Jonathan Brandis
People spend hours constantly checking and tweeting and Facebooking. And it’s cool to check up on your friends and see what’s going on in the world, but it’s not cool to spend five hours of your day on the computer looking at the Internet.
I understand the self-loathing and the resentment, and the discipline that it takes to sit down in front of a typewriter or computer every single day, whether it’s going well or not going well.
I think we’re in an age where artists really have an incredible range of materials at their command now. They can use almost anything from household items – Jackson Pollock used house paint – to, you know, advanced computer systems, to good old oil paint and acrylic paint.
The computer industry is the only industry that is more fashion-driven than women’s fashion.
The computer allows me to execute my ideas at the speed I think them.
One reason you should not use web applications to do your computing is that you lose control. It’s just as bad as using a proprietary program. Do your own computing on your own computer with your copy of a freedom-respecting program. If you use a proprietary program or somebody else’s web server, you’re defenceless.
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
My first introduction to computers and computer programming came during my freshman year of college. I majored in electrical engineering with a minor in computer science, so I learned during my required courses at Vanderbilt University.
Entrepreneurship is like a computer game in which you have to master every level before achieving success. Startups repeatedly stumble and have to go back to the drawing board. The best way to skip some levels and to increase the odds of survival is to learn from others who have already played the game.
I don’t sit down in front of my computer screen and think, ‘Right. Today I shall begin a story set in this or that period of history.’ I just get ideas from the world around me.
Ann Turner
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.
I ride my bike for transportation a great deal – occasionally I ride it for fun. But I also have a generator bike that’s hooked up to my solar battery pack, so if I ride 15 minutes hard on my bike, that’s enough energy to toast toast, or power my computer.
Some traders still think that a computer could not trade as well as they can.
I’ve got a computer, but I won’t go near it.
Jo Stafford
I think there's a great homogenizing force that softwar

I think there’s a great homogenizing force that software imposes on people and limits the way they think about what’s possible on the computer. Of course, it’s also a great liberating force that makes possible, you know, publishing and so forth, and standards, and so on.
Golan Levin
My workspace is defined by books, ephemera, quiet and light. I don’t have a computer, telephone or a fax machine there.
Instead of five hundred thousand average algebra teachers, we need one good algebra teacher. We need that teacher to create software, videotape themselves, answer questions, let your computer or the iPad teach algebra… The hallmark of any good technology is that it destroys jobs.
We envision a more Germany-style economy, where 20 percent of our workforce is in manufacturing. And we’re not talking about banging tin in the back room. We’re talking about high technology across the board, whether it’s computer chips or cars or anything in between.
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.
If I make a change to a young kid to play any sport, not only tennis, instead of spending time in front of the TV or computer, that is good. I want to give them a good example: ‘Hey, go out and play and see the world.’
I learned in the computer game business early on that all senses are not equal. The best example is, you’re listening to a radio play and you’re driving down the road, and suddenly you realize you haven’t seen the road in five minutes. It’s because your visual cortex has been partying with your imagination, basically.
Brenda Laurel
The power of the computer is starting to spread.
Bill Budge
You know, my first three or four drafts, you can see, are on legal pads in long hand. And then I go to a typewriter, and I know everybody’s switching to a computer. And I’m sort of laughed at.
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
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.
Computer photography won’t be photography as we know it. I think photography will always be chemical.
Personally, I rather look forward to a computer program winning the world chess championship. Humanity needs a lesson in humility.
Long-term, we must begin to build our internal strengths. It isn’t just skills like computer technology. It’s the old-fashioned basics of self-reliance, self-motivation, self-reinforcement, self-discipline, self-command.
Steven Pressfield
Facebook was founded on February 4, 2004. On February 5, we were feeling pretty confident, even from observing the first few hours of usage. Students used it like crazy. They’d sign up then spend the next 3-4 hours on it. Then we’d go to lecture hall and see it on every computer screen there.
Dustin Moskovitz
I’m always writing something. There’s always some structure sitting around someplace. There’s always things on the computer, things scratched on score paper, legal tablets full of lyrics. It’s never not buzzing around me all the time. I’m always doing it.
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.
Creativity runs across many categories in life, from the arts-and-crafts project a mum or dad does with their kids, to the bestselling author‘s manuscript, to the designs of the hairdresser, to the creations of the computer programming genius.
The young Steve Jobs had a hard time articulating something that didn’t exist. He could see it, taste it, knew what it felt like, but he didn’t have all the language because it hadn’t been invented yet. People didn’t fathom the personal computer on a mass produced level.
Joshua Michael Stern
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
I loved logic, math, computer programming. I loved systems and logic approaches. And so I just figured architecture is this perfect combination.
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.
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.
Avoid demonizing television, computer games, and new technologies. Electronic media may compete for kids’ attention, but we’re not going to get kids reading by badmouthing other entertainment. Admit that TV and games can do things books can’t.
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.
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
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
I’m the only one in Tulsa, Oklahoma, that has Final Draft on my computer. Then you show up and go to any coffee shop in L.A., and there are a hundred people your age with Final Draft.
The ARPAnet was the first transcontinental, high-speed computer network.
Eric S. Raymond
I got my first computer in the 6th grade or so. As soon as I got it, I was interested in finding out how it worked and how the programs worked and then figuring out how to write programs at just deeper and deeper levels within the system.
I became convinced that the whole essence of the computer revolution is interactivity. That was very early in my career. At the time I did that it was heresy.
Chris Crawford
I had a TV set and a typewriter and that made me think

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.
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
You know, IBM was almost knocked out of the box by other types of computer software and manufacturing.
Roy Romer
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
The two great things about computer CG stuff are I can now do gags I would never have dreamed of in the old day.
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
I usually write on a computer – unless I get stuck, at which point I switch to write by hand. I think that’s common among writers if they get cornered on something.
If the world is in complete flux for me and life is falling apart, if I just manage to get myself in front of a computer or at my desk, it calms.
I really love writing, but I am very easily distracted: my two cats fighting, a rainbow, a TV show… I have to use every trick to keep myself at the computer.
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.’
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
For the blue-collar worker, the driving force behind change was factory automation using programmable machine tools. For the office worker, it’s office automation using computer technology: enterprise-resource-planning systems, groupware, intranets, extranets, expert systems, the Web, and e-commerce.
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.
I got my first computer at the age of 6. To me, it was magic. By the time I was 12, I wanted to know the secrets behind the wizardry, and that started my journey toward computer programming. This was the early 1990s, when computers weren’t built for the mass market.
The Supreme Court has held that code is speech. And it doesn’t matter that it’s done on a computer or done face to face or done in a newspaper, reporting the facts of the world is protected speech.
Anyone with a computer and a design program can create a page layout. But unless you’re trained in design, it won’t look very good and it won’t communicate very well.
John Maeda
Creating the characters is the most creative part of the novel except for the language itself. There I am, sitting in front of my computer in right-brain mode, typing the things that come to mind – which become the seeds of plot. It’s scary, though, because I always wonder: Is it going to be there this time?
I’m fascinated by the idea that genetics is digital. A gene is a long sequence of coded letters, like computer information. Modern biology is becoming very much a branch of information technology.
For example, computer defends well, but for humans its is harder to defend than attack, particularly with the modern time control.
Boris Spassky
In the entire history of the human species, every tool we’ve invented has been to expand muscle power. All except one. The integrated circuit, the computer. That lets us use our brain power.
I was the first to advocate the Web. But I am very troubled by this thing that every kid must have a laptop computer. The kids are totally in the computer age. There’s a whole new brain operation that’s being moulded by the computer.
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.
At this moment I do not have a personal relationship with a computer.
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.
I didn’t even get a computer till I was 16, so I didn’t have Internet when I was in middle school and beginning of high school. I didn’t think to be looking things up and looking at message boards saying whether people liked me or not.
The Internet is a testament to a connected system that works – it’s a global network where any computer can reach another, and easily transfer information across.
In the future, when Microsoft leaves a security-flaw in their code it won’t mean that somebody hacks your computer. It will mean that somebody takes control of your servant robot and it stands in your bedroom doorway sharpening a knife and watching you sleep.
Space and time, not proteins and neurons, hold the answer to the problem of consciousness. When we consider the nerve impulses entering the brain, we realize that they are not woven together automatically, any more than the information is inside a computer.
Onboarding starts with satisfying the most basic of Maslow’s psychological needs: belonging. New hires shouldn’t arrive to an empty cube and be forced to forage through corridors searching for a computer and the bare necessities of office life. A new hire isn’t a surprise visitor from out of town. Plan for their arrival.
I’ve always been a bit of a mix between art and technology. I used to paint a lot, but I’m not very good with my hands. It has always been a fusion between my computer gaming interests and being exposed to the rich data of society that we live in.
In my fairly disorganized life, yellow stickies are too easily lost, and as for software, I try to avoid using my computer as much more than a typewriter and a post office. I rely on my lifelong habit of daydreaming to spin my stories.
I don't like dirty. That's why I hate cigarettes. A lit

I don’t like dirty. That’s why I hate cigarettes. A little bit of alcohol is O.K., but no drugs. And I like to sleep alone because I wake up, I walk around, I bring my computer with me to bed, I have a great time.
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
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.
I wanted to build a tool for my generation: people 20 to 40 who don’t want to spend time balancing a checkbook or checking multiple financial institutions’ websites. Mint does just that, giving comprehensive, quick insights into a user’s finances from their computer, mobile phone and/or tablet.
The computer is very good for me; I can magnify my work very easily.
Jean Giraud
In 1991, I co-founded my first start-up, Ink Development, which made software for an early tablet computer.
They’ve finally comes up with the perfect office computer. If it makes a mistake, it blames another computer.
Milton Berle
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.
I’ve actually started a number of businesses in my career. So I’m 28 currently, but when I was about 16, I started building Websites, and that’s how I put myself through school. I went to Duke with a degree in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering, and then to Princeton.
Twitter means all my friends are in my computer. All my ideas are in my computer. I can do whatever I want in there; I’m kind of… bionic.
Just being able to get paid to do something you love is a wonderful thing. That said, a writer’s daily routine, unless you’re Dominick Dunne, isn’t exactly glamorous. Much of it amounts to drudgery, staring at a computer screen all day in a room by yourself, juggling nouns and verbs to make a demanding editor happy.
Bryan Burrough
Out of grad school, I worked as a tech writer for a while before going into computer coding for a living.
I actually started off majoring in computer science, but I knew right away I wasn’t going to stay with it. It was because I had this one professor who was the loneliest, saddest man I’ve ever known. He was a programmer, and I knew that I didn’t want to do whatever he did. So after that, I switched to Communications.
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
I used to type, but now, typing or working with a computer, I get a stiff neck. So I prefer writing longhand.
As a kid, I was always into art at the same time as computers, and eventually I realised I was making more interesting stuff with my keyboard than with my hands. I really enjoyed modifying computer games more than playing them, so that got me into programming.
If I had a spreadsheet on my computer, it looked like I was busy.
I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.
Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest.
I’m too old-fashioned to use a computer. I’m too old-fashioned to use a quill.
A geek isn’t the skinny kid with a pocket protector and acne. There can be computer geeks, video game geeks, car geeks, military geeks, and sports geeks. Being a geek just means that you’re passionate about something.
We turn off the TV, video games and computer – except for homework – during the week. The TV’s reserved for Friday night, Saturday and Sunday just because that’s the time to do homework, and it makes it that much less chaotic in our house.
BitCoin is actually an exploit against network complexity. Not financial networks, or computer networks, or social networks. Networks themselves.
Dan Kaminsky
The game business arose from computer programs that were written by and for young men in the late 1960s and early 1970s. They worked so well that they formed a very lucrative industry fairly quickly. But what worked for that demographic absolutely did not work for most girls and women.
Brenda Laurel
For kids growing up now, there’s no difference watching ‘Avatar‘ on an iPad or watching YouTube on TV or watching ‘Game of Thrones’ on their computer. It’s all content. It’s just story.
This is a global fight to get the right people in the right place and we’re talking about people with PhDs in engineering, computer science, mathematics.
Jerry Moran
Computing is kind of a mess. Your computer doesn’t know where you are. It doesn’t know what you’re doing. It doesn’t know what you know.
In my second year in graduate school, I took a computer course and that was like lightening striking.
Ted Nelson
Everyone’s computer, mobile phone or music-listening device should have a folder in my name with 100 songs.
D. Imman
Nuclear scientists lost their innocence when we used the atom bomb for the very first time. So we could argue computer scientists lost their innocence in 2009 when we started using malware as an offensive attack weapon.
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
I don't even have a computer in my office. If I had e-m

I don’t even have a computer in my office. If I had e-mail, I’d never take the time to read research or absorb information. I want to think about what I’m doing, and that takes time.
John W. Rogers, Jr.
I get fed up with plots that are driven by someone constantly getting information on a computer.
Writing on a computer makes saving what’s been written too easy. Pretentious lead sentences are kept, not tossed. Instead of sitting surrounded by crumpled paper, the computerized writer has his mistakes neatly stored in digital memory.
I have ADD or something. Even when I am doing something, it’s me on the computer, I’m painting and I’m writing music. I have to rotate what I’m doing every 15 minutes.
Charlyne Yi
My kids are in front of the computer 24×7 despite having all the parental control. There is no way to stop the flow of information. The flow of information is too fast and too much.
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
The computer seems easy because Apple makes the products so easy to use at home. It’s the simple things, like getting the TV set up or getting the speakers to work. That drives me crazy.
Yes, I play computer games. I think you’ve got to embrace the latest technology. For someone to dismiss games as not important would be the same as saying the Internet is not important.
Bruce Feirstein
I had never touched a computer in my life before I came to Pixar.
We have never lived in a time with the opportunity to put a computer in the pocket of 5 billion people.