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1. “Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

Tags : Advertising Apple Change Commercial Computers Different Madness Misattributed Apple Misattributed Steve Jobs Misfits Nonconformity Progressive Rebels Status Quo Think Different Troublemakers
Author : Rob Siltanen

2. “Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.”

Tags : Computers Gods Humor Metaphor No Mercy Old Testament
Source : The Power of Myth

3. “All the computers in the world are on a network. They’re linked by our cuffs. But I’m a computer. Jack’s a computer—Akilah—PA Young—all the cy-clones. We’re all computers.You know the great thing about computers?They can be hacked.”

Tags : Android Computers Hacking
Author : Beth Revis
Source : The Body Electric

4. “We are about to study the idea of a computational process. Computational processes are abstract beings that inhabit computers. As they evolve, processes manipulate other abstract things called data. The evolution of a process is directed by a pattern of rules called a program. People create programs to direct processes. In effect, we conjure the spirits of the computer with our spells.A computational process is indeed much like a sorcerer's idea of a spirit. It cannot be seen or touched. It is not composed of matter at all. However, it is very real. It can perform intellectual work. It can answer questions. It can affect the world by disbursing money at a bank or by controlling a robot arm in a factory. The programs we use to conjure processes are like a sorcerer's spells. They are carefully composed from symbolic expressions in arcane and esoteric programming languages that prescribe the tasks we want our processes to perform.A computational process, in a correctly working computer, executes programs precisely and accurately. Thus, like the sorcerer's apprentice, novice programmers must learn to understand and to anticipate the consequences of their conjuring. Even small errors (usually called bugs or glitches) in programs can have complex and unanticipated consequences.”

Tags : 1996 Computer Programming Computers Goetia Magic Sorcery Spells
Source : Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs

5. “For most digital-age writers, writing is rewriting. We grope, cut, block, paste, and twitch, panning for gold onscreen by deleting bucketloads of crap. Our analog ancestors had to polish every line mentally before hammering it out mechanically. Rewrites cost them months, meters of ink ribbon, and pints of Tippex. Poor sods.”

Tags : Composing Computers Technology Typewriters Word Processors Writers Writing
Source : The Bone Clocks

6. “The intentions of the cybernetic totalist tribe are good. They are simply following a path that was blazed in earlier times by well-meaning Freudians and Marxists - and I don't mean that in a pejorative way. I'm thinking of the earliest incarnations of Marxism, for instance, before Stalinism and Maoism killed millions.Movements associated with Freud and Marx both claimed foundations in rationality and the scientific understanding of the world. Both perceived themselves to be at war with the weird, manipulative fantasies of religions. And yet both invented their own fantasies that were just as weird.The same thing is happening again. A self-proclaimed materialist movement that attempts to base itself on science starts to look like a religion rather quickly. It soon presents its own eschatology and its own revelations about what is really going on - portentous events that no one but the initiated can appreciate. The Singularity and the noosphere, the idea that a collective consciousness emerges from all the users on the web, echo Marxist social determinism and Freud's calculus of perversions. We rush ahead of skeptical, scientific inquiry at our peril, just like the Marxists and Freudians.”

Tags : Computers Freud Freudians Internet Marx Marxism Singularity Technology
Author : Jaron Lanier
Source : You Are Not a Gadget

7. “Historians will remember the first year of Microsoft Windows 10 for its willful vandalism of many computers through the release of a flawed operating system (OS) and mandatory flaky automatic updates.”

Tags : Automatic Computers Flaky Flawed Historians Mandatory Microsoft Ms Operating Os Release Remeber System Updates Vandalism Willful Windows
Author : Steven Magee

8. “Two things you should know about me; The first is that I am deeply suspicious of people in general. It is my nature to expect the worst of them. And the second is that I am unexpectedly good with computers.”

Tags : Computers Dauntless Four Knowing A Person Suspicious Tobias
Author : Veronica Roth
Source : Divergent

9. “I know there's a proverb which that says 'To err is human,' but a human error is nothing to what a computer can do if it tries.”

Tags : Computers Errors Technology
Source : Hallowe'en Party

10. “Don't explain computers to laymen. Simpler to explain sex to a virgin.”

Tags : Computers Humor Sex Technology Technophobes Wit
Source : The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

11. “Now, 75 years [after To Kill a Mockingbird], in an abundant society where people have laptops, cell phones, iPods, and minds like empty rooms, I still plod along with books.[Open Letter, O Magazine, July 2006]”

Tags : Books Communication Computers Critical Thinking Modern Life Reading Superficiality Vacuity
Author : Harper Lee

12. “Never presume to know a person based on the one dimensional window of the internet. A soul can’t be defined by critics, enemies or broken ties with family or friends. Neither can it be explained by posts or blogs that lack facial expressions, tone or insight into the person’s personality and intent. Until people “get that”, we will forever be a society that thinks Beautiful Mind was a spy movie and every stranger is really a friend on Facebook.”

Tags : Art Of Communication Bennett Bizarre Bordelon Celebrities Courtesy Crazy People Critique Github Jane Austen Lack Of Reality Life Lifting Up Love One Another Madness Social Media Speculation Technology True Insanity Unintelligent Windows World Of Suck Zimmerman

13. “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.”

Tags : Computer Viruses Computers Creation Humor Life

14. “I still love books. Nothing a computer can do can compare to a book. You can't really put a book on the Internet. Three companies have offered to put books by me on the Net, and I said, 'If you can make something that has a nice jacket, nice paper with that nice smell, then we'll talk.' All the computer can give you is a manuscript. People don't want to read manuscripts. They want to read books. Books smell good. They look good. You can press it to your bosom. You can carry it in your pocket.”

Tags : Books Computers Internet Reading
Author : Ray Bradbury

15. “Any idiot can put up a website.”

Tags : Computers Humor Internet
Source : Blood Bound

16. “Doing research on the Web is like using a library assembled piecemeal by pack rats and vandalized nightly. ”

Tags : Computers Internet
Author : Roger Ebert

17. “The computer is incredibly fast, accurate, and stupid. Man is unbelievably slow, inaccurate, and brilliant. The marriage of the two is a challenge and opportunity beyond imagination.”

Tags : Computers Frequently Misquoted Misattributed To Einstein

18. “No one messes around with a nerd’s computer and escapes unscathed.”

Tags : Computer Computer Hackers Computers Funny Geek Geek Humor Humor Humour Nerd Nerd Humor Nerds Revenge Vengeance
Source : Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

19. “Well, Mr. Frankel, who started this program, began to suffer from the computer disease that anybody who works with computers now knows about. It's a very serious disease and it interferes completely with the work. The trouble with computers is you *play* with them. They are so wonderful. You have these switches - if it's an even number you do this, if it's an odd number you do that - and pretty soon you can do more and more elaborate things if you are clever enough, on one machine.After a while the whole system broke down. Frankel wasn't paying any attention; he wasn't supervising anybody. The system was going very, very slowly - while he was sitting in a room figuring out how to make one tabulator automatically print arc-tangent X, and then it would start and it would print columns and then bitsi, bitsi, bitsi, and calculate the arc-tangent automatically by integrating as it went along and make a whole table in one operation.Absolutely useless. We *had* tables of arc-tangents. But if you've ever worked with computers, you understand the disease - the *delight* in being able to see how much you can do. But he got the disease for the first time, the poor fellow who invented the thing.”

Tags : Computers Humor Programming
Source : Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character

20. “Idiots emit bogons, causing machinery to malfunction in their presence. System administrators absorb bogons, letting machinery work again.”

Tags : Bogons Computers Hacker Folklore Humour Idiots It
Source : The Atrocity Archives

21. “There are 10 kinds of people in the world: those who understand binary numerals, and those who don't.”

Tags : Binary Code Computers Humor
Author : Ian Stewart
Source : Professor Stewart's Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities

22. “A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any other invention with the possible exceptions of handguns and Tequila.”

Tags : Computers Drinking

23. “That's the thing about people who think they hate computers. What they really hate is lousy programmers.”

Tags : Computers Programming Software
Author : Larry Niven

24. “I am convinced that grandkids are inherently evil people who tell their grandparents to "just go to the library and open up an e-mail account - it's free and so simple.”

Tags : Computers Libraries Seniors
Author : Scott Douglas
Source : Quiet, Please: Dispatches From A Public Librarian

25. “Computers don't kill books; people do.”

Tags : Books Computers

26. “Whether we are based on carbon or on silicon makes no fundamental difference; we should each be treated with appropriate respect.”

Tags : Artificial Intelligence Computers Diversity Robots
Source : 2010: Odyssey Two

27. “I really didn't foresee the Internet. But then, neither did the computer industry. Not that that tells us very much of course--the computer industry didn't even foresee that the century was going to end.”

Tags : 21St Century Computers Internet Y2K
Author : Douglas Adams

28. “Man is a slow, sloppy, and brilliant thinker; computers are fast, accurate, and stupid.”

Tags : Computers Inspiration Technology
Author : John Pfeiffer

29. “I am not the only person who uses his computer mainly for the purpose of diddling with his computer.”

Tags : Computers
Author : Dave Barry

30. “Our first computers were born not out of greed or ego, but in the revolutionary spirit of helping common people rise above the most powerful institutions.”

Tags : Computers
Author : Steve Wozniak

31. “All of a sudden, we’ve lost a lot of control,’ he said. ‘We can’t turn off our internet; we can’t turn off our smartphones; we can’t turn off our computers. You used to ask a smart person a question. Now, who do you ask? It starts with g-o, and it’s not God…”

Tags : Computers God Google Technology
Author : Steve Wozniak

32. “Good judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgement.”

Tags : Computers

33. “Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes”

Tags : Analogy Computers

34. “The fantastic advances in the field of electronic communication constitute a greater danger to the privacy of the individual.”

Tags : Communication Computers E Mail Individuality Internet Prediction Privacy Telecommunications
Author : Earl Warren

35. “Emphasizing the crowd means de-emphasizing individual humans in the design of society, and when you ask people not to be people, they revert to bad, mob-like behaviors.”

Tags : Computers Crowd Individuality Internet Mob Technology
Author : Jaron Lanier
Source : You Are Not a Gadget

36. “For most people, home we represented by four walls and a roof. Not for Noa. She preferred a motherboard to a mother, a keyboard to house keys. Nothing was more comforting than the hum of a spinning hard drive.”

Tags : Computers Geek Humor
Source : Don't Turn Around

37. “Face-book has all the social graces of a nose-picking, hyperactive six-year-old, standing at the threshold of your attention and chanting, “I know something, I know something, I know something, won’t tell you what it is!”

Tags : Annoying Computers Facebook Social Networking
Author : Cory Doctorow
Source : Content: Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright, and the Future of the Future

38. “In another thirty to fifty years, the demand for cheap labor will have produced even more machines over the employment of actual humans. And in that time frame, humans will have lost their voice, their power, all freedoms, and all worth. It is inevitable that machines will one day become the ultimate enemies of mankind. We are not evolving or progressing with our technology, only regressing. Technology is our friend today, but will be our enemy in the future.”

Tags : Cheap Labor Computers Digital Age Employment Enemies Evolution Evolving Humanity Quotes Humans Humantiy Labor Machine Machines Man Mankind Past Progressing Progression Regressing Regression Suzy Kassem Technology Wages War Work Workforce Working
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

39. “It is inevitable that machines will one day become the ultimate enemies of mankind. We are not evolving or progressing with our technology, only regressing. Technology is our friend today, but will be our enemy in the future.”

Tags : Cheap Labor Computers Digital Age Employment Enemies Evolution Evolving Future Humanity Labor Machinery Machines Mankind Progressing Reality Regressing Technological Technology Work Workforce
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

40. “It is the thesis of this book that society can only be understood through a study of the messages and the communication facilities which belong to it; and that in the future development of these messages and communication facilities, messages between man and machines, between machines and man, and between machine and machine, are destined to play an ever-increasing part.”

Tags : Artificial Intelligence Bots Communication Computers Culture Cybernetics Human Computer Interaction Information Technology Internet Media Studies Society Symbiosis

41. “The information age is so psychotic – without the cell phone and Internet, I would be drama free right now.”

Tags : Computers Humor Information Age Technology
Source : Two-Way Street

42. “the problem with reading off a screen isn’t resolution, eyestrain, or compatibility with reading in the bathtub: it’s that computers are seductive, they tempt us to do other things, making concentrating on a long-form work impractical.”

Tags : Computers Distraction E Books Procrastination
Author : Cory Doctorow
Source : Content: Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright, and the Future of the Future

43. “Because words have deep meaning, Tweets have power.”

Tags : Beginners Business Change Courage Faith Happiness Hope Humor Influence Influential Life Marketing Motivation Optimism Philosophy Social Media Social Media Addiction Social Media Advice Social Media Mind Success Successful Twitter Twitter Addiction Twitter Quotes Writing
Author : Germany Kent

44. “Social Media begins with a story - your story.”

Tags : Beginner Business Change Computers Confidence Courage Creativity Dreams Facebook Happines Inspirational Leadership Life Optimism Philosophy Success Twitter Twitter Quotes Writer
Author : Germany Kent

45. “Give yourself permission 2 evolve. Become a philosopher; come up with your own interpretation of life and stop accepting someone else's as your truth.”

Tags : Business Change Computers Confidence Courage Creativity Dreams Faith Hope Inspirational Leadership Optimism Philosophy Social Media Speaker Success Wisdom
Author : Germany Kent

46. “All perception is the result of electrical impulses in the brain - the world of the individual is tantamount to a highly advanced computer running and analyzing programs in its working memory.”

Tags : Ai Brain Computers Hologram Holography Illusion Many Worlds Interpretation Maya Quantum Mechanics Quantum Theory Singularity
Author : Kevin Michel
Source : Moving Through Parallel Worlds To Achieve Your Dreams

47. “These problems have been here so long that the only way I’ve been able to function at all is by learning to ignore them. Else I would be in a constant state of panic, unable to think or act constructively.”

Tags : Computers Coping Panic
Author : Mark Bowden
Source : Worm: The First Digital World War

48. “The chip that functions abnormally will be desoldered, as they say.”

Tags : Ai Androids Chip Computer Computers Hammer Humor Nail Robots Soldering
Source : Saturn's Children

49. “Just like the notion of "Internet natives", who have never known a world without Internet access, we, who have lived our entire lives with video games, can be known as "video game natives.”

Tags : Arcade Bible Classic Computers Game Gamer Gamers Geek Nintendo Playstation Rpg Rpgs Sega Self Help Video Video Games Xbox
Source : The Classic Gamer's Bible

50. “But the Turing test cuts both ways. You can't tell if a machine has gotten smarter or if you've just lowered your own standards of intelligence to such a degree that the machine seems smart. If you can have a conversation with a simulated person presented by an AI program, can you tell how far you've let your sense of personhood degrade in order to make the illusion work for you?People degrade themselves in order to make machines seem smart all the time. Before the crash, bankers believed in supposedly intelligent algorithms that could calculate credit risks before making bad loans. We ask teachers to teach to standardized tests so a student will look good to an algorithm. We have repeatedly demonstrated our species' bottomless ability to lower our standards to make information technology look good. Every instance of intelligence in a machine is ambiguous. The same ambiguity that motivated dubious academic AI projects in the past has been repackaged as mass culture today. Did that search engine really know what you want, or are you playing along, lowering your standards to make it seem clever? While it's to be expected that the human perspective will be changed by encounters with profound new technologies, the exercise of treating machine intelligence as real requires people to reduce their mooring to reality.”

Tags : Ai Artificial Intelligence Computers Personhood Technology Turing
Author : Jaron Lanier
Source : You Are Not a Gadget

51. “By far the greatest danger of Artificial Intelligence is that people conclude too early that they understand it.”

Tags : Ai Artificial Intelligence Computers Intelligence Science Technology

52. “Turing presented his new offering in the form of a thought experiment, based on a popular Victorian parlor game. A man and a woman hide, and a judge is asked to determine which is which by relying only on the texts of notes passed back and forth.Turing replaced the woman with a computer. Can the judge tell which is the man? If not, is the computer conscious? Intelligent? Does it deserve equal rights?It's impossible for us to know what role the torture Turing was enduring at the time played in his formulation of the test. But it is undeniable that one of the key figures in the defeat of fascism was destroyed, by our side, after the war, because he was gay. No wonder his imagination pondered the rights of strange creatures.”

Tags : Ai Artificial Intelligence Computers Gay Homosexuality Singularity Technology Turing
Author : Jaron Lanier
Source : You Are Not a Gadget

53. “The attribution of intelligence to machines, crowds of fragments, or other nerd deities obscures more than it illuminates. When people are told that a computer is intelligent, they become prone to changing themselves in order to make the computer appear to work better, instead of demanding that the computer be changed to become more useful.”

Tags : Ai Artificial Intelligence Computers Personhood Technology
Author : Jaron Lanier
Source : You Are Not a Gadget

54. “I am not angry at Microsoft, as they did give me Windows 10 for free! I do feel a little misled about its reliability on older computers never certified for its installation by the manufacturer though.”

Tags : 10 Angry Certified Computers Free Give Installation Little Manufacturer Microsoft Misled Ms Not Older Reliability Windows
Author : Steven Magee

55. “People that hold onto hate for so long do so because they want to avoid dealing with their pain. They falsely believe if they forgive they are letting their enemy believe they are a doormat. What they don’t understand is hatred can’t be isolated or turned off. It manifests in their health, choices and belief systems. Their values and religious beliefs make adjustments to justify their negative emotions. Not unlike malware infesting a hard drive, their spirit slowly becomes corrupted and they make choices that don’t make logical sense to others. Hatred left unaddressed will crash a person’s spirit. The only thing he or she can do is to reboot, by fixing him or herself, not others. This might require installing a firewall of boundaries or parental controls on their emotions. Regardless of the approach, we are all connected on this "network of life" and each of us is responsible for cleaning up our spiritual registry.”

Tags : Adversity Attitude Blaming Others Blindsighted Changing Perspective Choices Denial Emotions False Confidence Forgiveness History Judgemental Lack Of Compassion Life Reboot Relationships 101 Self Help Self Righteousness Spiritual Death Stayingpositiveu Com Stubborn Superiority Tests Unhappy

56. “... there was one new metallic monstrosity stacked in one corner that she hadn’t seen the last time she was a visitor to his strange chamber, it appeared to be a mass of hard drives all fused together, but they looked too sophisticated to be merely hard drives.“What on earth is that?” “That’s my Kung Fu,” he said proudly, patting the top of the futuristic-looking stack.“Is that what you wanted to show me?”“No, but it’s impressive, isn’t it?”“If you say so.”Steves sighed and shook his head, so few people could appreciate the intellectual complexity of an almost untraceable hacking device.”

Tags : Computer Hackers Computers Funny Geek Geek Humor Humor Humour Machines Nerd Nerd Humor Science
Source : Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

57. “I'm proud of it. Apart from marking the first occasion when I used my talent on behalf of other people without being asked and without caring whether I was rewarded--which was a major breakthrough in itself--the job was a pure masterpiece. Working on it, I realized in my guts how an artist or an author can get high on the creative act. The poker who wrote Precipice's original tapeworm was pretty good, but you could theoretically have killed it without shutting down the net--that is, at the cost of losing thirty or forty billion bits of data. Which I gather they were just about prepared to do when I showed up. But mine...Ho, no! That, I cross my heart, cannot be killed without DISMANTLING the net.”

Tags : Computer Programming Computers First Hacktivist Hacker Folklore Hackers Hacking Hacktivism
Author : John Brunner
Source : The Shockwave Rider

58. “Many professionals have to sign gagging clauses or face the sack if they speak out. The social worker and therapist was familiar with the scare that revelation brings to the survivor. […]We are in this story. It isn't ours, but we are in it nonetheless, not least because of the viscous campaign which has followed us over the last ten years. Any organisation with which we work may receive correspondence from the accused adults’ and ‘false memory’ movements. Some of these propagandists are confidentially dominating the professional and political arguments using new information technology to spread what we consider to be smears, innuendo and misinformation. P8(refers to authors Beatrix Campbell & Judith Jones – a journalist and a social worker/therapist)”

Tags : Abuse Abusers Child Abuse Coercion Computers Crime Criminal Denial False Memories Information Technology Misinformation Misuse Of Power Paedophile Pedophile Power Dynamics Pressure Propaganda Rape Rapists Sex Offenders Smears Survivor Victim
Source : Stolen Voices: The People And Politics Behind The Campaign To Discredit Childhood Testimony

59. “In the short run, technology many be more efficient than man, but it will never be perfect. Every piece of equipment will eventually reveal an error code. In the long run, man will never be perfect, but prove to be more reliable than technology.”

Tags : Computers Cost Defective Digital Economy Effective Efficiency Efficient Equipment Error Error Code Future Gadgets Imperfect Labor Long Run Machine Machinery Machines Man Market Men Perfect Reliability Reliable Tech Technology Work
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

60. “Database Management System [Origin: Data + Latin basus "low, mean, vile, menial, degrading, ounterfeit."] A complex set of interrelational data structures allowing data to be lost in many convenient sequences while retaining a complete record of the logical relations between the missing items. -- From The Devil's DP Dictionary”

Tags : Computer Computers Data Database Definition Humor Technology

61. “Let us remember that the automatic machine is the precise economic equivalent of slave labor. Any labor which competes with slave labor must accept the economic consequences of slave labor.”

Tags : Computers Cybernetics Economics Robots Slavery
Source : Cybernetics

62. “I pat the brand new twenty-seven inch Macintosh computers Mr. Foley brought us. 'These boxes alone should make both of us scream like it's Christmas morning! Snap out of it. Santa came! Now we get to play with all of our toys!”

Tags : Apple Christmas Computers Geeks Humor Macintosh Macs Santa
Author : Anne Eliot

63. “Twitter is not just for Journalists. You don’t have to be a writer to Tweet.[Social Media]”

Tags : Business Computers Influencer Inspiration Leadership Life Social Media Social Media Addiction Social Media Advice Social Media Audience Social Media Authors Social Media Branding Social Media Marketing Social Media Mind Speakers Success Twitter Twitter Addiction Twitter Audiences Twitter Mind Twitter Nation Twitter Quotes Wisdom
Author : Germany Kent

64. “What about the contacts your mum had?” his dad asked.“I rang and spoke to four very polite computers who gave me all these options and then cut out on me. Then I tried the post office, because they were advertising, and I spoke to another computer. Very rude, that one. Don’t think it recognized ‘Are you shitting me?’ as an option.”“You know why that is?”“Why is that, Dominic?” Tom had asked drolly, because he knew he was going to be told why.“Because we don’t live in a society anymore, Tom. We live in an economy. We’re not citizens. We’re customers. That’s what this government’s done to us.”

Tags : Citizens Computers Customers Dominic Economy Society Thomas
Source : The Piper's Son

65. “The world is changing rapidly, and everyone changes along with the world. Discoveries is now becoming rampant; intellectually, technologically,etc, each having its advantage and disadvantage.”

Tags : Advantage Computer Age Computers Creativity Disadvantage End Time Epoch Fast Intellect Jet Age Knowledge Metamorphosis Michael Bassey Johnson Multiply Technology The Great Change The World

66. “It was one thing to use computers as a tool, quite another to let them do your thinking for you.”

Tags : Computers Technology Technology Addiction
Author : Tom Clancy
Source : The Hunt for Red October

67. “The cost of electrons and photons is getting cheaper all the time!”

Tags : 5G Cloud Communications Computer Science Computers Datacentre Digital Divide Equality Future Internet Mobile Non Fiction Nonfiction Reference Science Technology Telecommunications Telecoms Unconnected Web World Wide Web
Author : T. Gilling
Source : The STREAM TONE: The Future of Personal Computing?

68. “Asked about the fact that Apple's iTunes software for Windows computers was extremely popular, Jobs joked, 'It's like giving a glass of ice water to somebody in hell.”

Tags : Biography Computers Itunes Mac Steve Jobs Windows

69. “Computers are one of the products in the USA that appear to be unregulated by the government which leaves consumers unprotected from flawed devices.”

Tags : Appear Computers Consumers Devices Flawed Government Products Unprotected Unregulated Usa
Author : Steven Magee

70. “Abe said something interesting. He said that because everyone's so poor these days, the '90s will be a decade with no architectural legacy or style- everyone's too poor to put up new buildings. He said that code is the architecture of the '90s.”

Tags : 90S Architecture Computers Nerds
Source : Microserfs

71. “Computers are heaven-sent when they work and hell-spawn when they don't.There's just not much middle ground when it comes to technology.”

Tags : Computers Humor Technology
Author : Dani Harper

72. “It can be argued that the computer is humanity’s attempt to replicate the human brain. This is perhaps an unattainable goal. However, unattainable goals often lead to outstanding accomplishment.”

Tags : Computer Science Computers Humanity Technology

73. “On a scale ranging from very little to too much, Merkin could just about categorize the amount of personal data stored in Master Loo’s computer as a shitload.”

Tags : Computers Fantasy Geek Geek Humor Goats Merkin Tongue In Cheek Wizards
Author : Sorin Suciu
Source : The Scriptlings

74. “We refuse to turn off our computers, turn off our phones, log off Facebook, and just sit in silence, because in those moments we might actually have to face up to who we really are. We fear silence like it's an invisible monster, gnawing at us, ripping us open, and showing us our dissatisfaction. Silence is terrifying.”

Tags : Computers Dissatisfaction Face Up Facebook Phones Silence
Source : Jesus > Religion: Why He Is So Much Better Than Trying Harder, Doing More, and Being Good Enough

75. “now it’s computers and more computersand soon everybody will have one,3-year-olds will have computersand everybody will know everythingabout everybody elselong before they meet them.nobody will want to meet anybodyelse ever againand everybody will bea recluselike I am now.”

Tags : Computers Facebook Friends Hermit Internet Iphone Iphones Recluse Social Networking Social Networks
Source : The Continual Condition: Poems

76. “Most of Csongor's time in T'Rain had been spent blundering about in a state of hapless newbie confusion. Only his long experience as a system administrator, struggling with Byzantine software installations, had prevented hum from plummeting into despair and simply giving up. Not that any of the sysadmin's knowledge and skills were applicable here. The psychological stance was the thing: the implicit faith, a little naive and a little cocky, that by banging his head against the problem for long enough he'd be able to break through in the end.”

Tags : Cockiness Computers Persistence Sysadmins
Source : Reamde

77. “It is no longer just engineers who dominate our technology leadership, because it is no longer the case that computers are so mysterious that only engineers can understand what they are capable of. There is an industry-wide shift toward more "product thinking" in leadership--leaders who understand the social and cultural contexts in which our technologies are deployed.Products must appeal to human beings, and a rigorously cultivated humanistic sensibility is a valued asset for this challenge. That is perhaps why a technology leader of the highest status--Steve Jobs--recently credited an appreciation for the liberal arts as key to his company's tremendous success with their various i-gadgets.”

Tags : Apple Computers Engineers Human Beings Humanism Leaders Leadership Liberal Arts Product Thinking Steve Jobs Technology

78. “Comparable specification Windows 10 computers from multiple manufacturers can have very different performance between them.”

Tags : 10 Between Comparable Computers Different Manufacturers Multiple Performance Specification Them Very Windows
Author : Steven Magee

79. “hacking in its pure form stretched back centuries. It wasn't restricted to a single medium. It was more than a methodology. It was an ethos.”

Tags : Computers Hacking
Source : Hacking Harvard

80. “Remember, when you connect with another computer, you're connecting to every computer that computer has connected to.”

Tags : Computers Cracking Hacking
Author : Dennis Miller

81. “The computer may be incompetent in itself--that is, unable to do the work for which it was designed. This kind of incompetence can never be eliminated, because the Peter Principle applies in the plants where computers are designed and manufactured.”

Tags : Computer Computers Every Program Ever Horror Incompetence Ios Ios 8 Peter Principle Prophecy Technology Technology Theory Updates
Source : The Peter Principle

82. “... we have created a man with not one brain but two. ... This new brain is intended to control the biological brain. ... The patient's biological brain is the peripheral terminal -- the only peripheral terminal -- for the new computer. ... And therefore the patient's biological brain, indeed his whole body, has become a terminal for the new computer. We have created a man who is one single, large, complex computer terminal. The patient is a read-out device for the new computer, and is helpless to control the readout as a TV screen is helpless to control the information presented on it.”

Tags : Brain Computers Science Fiction
Source : The Terminal Man

83. “After applying to hundreds of scholarships I finally felt that we are also beggars, no different than others, we are not on the street, uneducated, but we are sitting in front of computers with years of hardworking and repeatedly begging each and everyone to sponsor and support our education, not because we deserve, but we cannot afford.”

Tags : Beggars Computers Deserve Feelings Hardworking Scholarships Sponsor Street

84. “Was [Steve Jobs] smart? No, not exceptionally. Instead, he was a genius. His imaginative leaps were instinctive, unexpected, and at times magical. [...] Like a pathfinder, he could absorb information, sniff the winds, and sense what lay ahead. Steve Jobs thus became the greatest business executive of our era, the one most certain to be remembered a century from now.History will place him in the pantheon right next to Edison and Ford. More than anyone else of his time, he made products that were completely innovative, combining the power of poetry and processors. With a ferocity that could make working with him as unsettling as it was inspiring, he also built the world's most creative company. And he was able to infuse into its DNA the design sensibilities, perfectionism, and imagination that make it likely to be, even decades from now, the company that thrives best at the intersection of artistry and technology.”

Tags : Ahead Of Its Time Apple Brilliant Computers Genius Innovation Innovator Inspirational Technology
Source : Steve Jobs

85. “Technology offers us a unique opportunity, though rarely welcome, to practice patience.”

Tags : Buddhism Cell Phones Compassion Computers Internet
Author : Allan Lokos
Source : Patience: The Art of Peaceful Living

86. “Every scrape, site, range and page; every game, download, hack, song, movie and virrie on the Web. Everything on your phone. Everything on your 'puta. Even the content directories of your cupboards. Almost every system has been brute-forced; passwords cracked, firewalls breached. Nothing has been left untouched.”

Tags : Action Cell Phones Computers Hacked Mobile Phones Paranoia Technology Thriller
Source : Connected Infection

87. “I can’t control who follows me, but I can control who I follow.[Social Media]”

Tags : Business Computers Influencer Inspiration Leadership Life Social Media Social Media Addiction Social Media Audiences Social Media Quotes Speaker Success Successful Living Truth Twitter Twitter Advice Twitter Audiences Twitter Nation Wisdom
Author : Germany Kent

88. “Brain-like in function and speed, the internet connected over one-third of the global population. Three million searches every minute; one-hundred-trillion emails every year; more Facebook users than people in North America, all with with personal photos, videos, apps, and chats. There were dozens of dating sites, an immersive universe called 2nd Life that boasted a country-sized GDP, a slew of viruses, obnoxious advertising, more than a billion photos of naked women, and seventy-two hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute. This was the environment where the friendship flourished.”

Tags : Computers Futurology Globalization Technology
Source : The Day I Wore Purple

89. “The tenure of human positions, no matter how highly exalted will eventually come to an end. Only Gods tenure is eternal –”

Tags : Bashar Al Assad Biya Chance Clinton Crying Different Exalted Ghaddafi Heaven Hillary Clinton Human Nature Hurt Joy Kabila King Memory Muammar Gaddafi Obama Reign Sadam Sadness Tenure Time Words
Author : Oche Otorkpa
Source : The Unseen Terrorist

90. “A file on a hard disk does indeed contain information of the kind that objectively exists. The fact that the bits are discernible instead of being scrambled into mush - the way heat scrambles things - is what makes them bits.But if the bits can potentially mean something to someone, they can only do so if they are experienced. When that happens, a commonality of culture is enacted between the storer and the retriever of the bits. Experience is the only process that can de-alienate information.Information of the kind that purportedly wants to be free is nothing but a shadow of our own minds, and wants nothing on its own. It will not suffer if it doesn't get what it wants.But if you want to make the transition from the old religion, where you hope God will give you an afterlife, to the new religion, where you hope to become immortal by getting uploaded into a computer, then you have to believe information is real and alive. So for you, it will be important to redesign human institutions like art, the economy, and the law to reinforce the perception that information is alive. You demand that the rest of us live in your new conception of a state religion. You need us to deify information to reinforce your faith.”

Tags : Computers Information Internet Singularity Technology
Author : Jaron Lanier
Source : You Are Not a Gadget

91. “Spirituality is committing suicide. Consciousness is attempting to will itself out of existence.”

Tags : Computers Consciousness Internet Technology
Author : Jaron Lanier
Source : You Are Not a Gadget

92. “A mind is a simulation that simulates itself.”

Tags : Artifical Intelligence Brain Computer Computers Computing Consciousness Emulation Emulator Expert Systems Intelligence Knowledge Mind Robots Self Aware Self Awareness Simulation Simulator Think Thinking
Author : Erol Ozan

93. “What if I got hit by lightning while walking with an umbrella? Ban umbrellas! Fight the menace of lightning!”

Tags : Banning Computers Funny Humor Humour Lightning Terrorism Umbrellas
Author : Cory Doctorow
Source : Little Brother

94. “As an orangutan cannot embrace higher mathematics or comprehend the architecture and operation of a computer, we humans __ so good at loudly proclaiming our intelligence and applauding our own doltish displays of cerebral gymnastics __ cannot begin to understand the true structure and functioning of the Universe.”

Tags : Arrogance Cerebral Computers Gymnastics Intelligence Orangutan Universe
Author : John Rachel
Source : 12-12-12

95. “Therapies administered included but were not limited to: turning things off, then on again; picking them up a couple of inches and then dropping them; turning off nonessential appliances in this and other rooms; removing lids and wiggling circuit boards; extracting small contaminants, such as insects and their egg cases, with nonconducting chopsticks; cable-wiggling; incense-burning; putting folded-up pieces of paper beneath table legs; drinking tea and sulking; invoking unseen powers; sending runners to other rooms, buildings, or precincts with exquisitely calligraphed notes and waiting for them to come back carrying spare parts in dusty, yellowed cardboard boxes; and a similarly diverse suite of troubleshooting techniques in the realm of software.”

Tags : Computers Humor Troubleshooting
Source : The Diamond Age: or, A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer

96. “This digital revolutionary still believes in most of the lovely deep ideals that energized our work so many years ago. At the core was a sweet faith in human nature. If we empowered individuals, we believed, more good than harm would result.The way the internet has gone sour since then is truly perverse. The central faith of the web's early design has been superseded by a different faith in the centrality of imaginary entities epitomized by the idea that the internet as a whole is coming alive and turning into a superhuman creature. The designs guided by this new, perverse kind of faith put people back in the shadows. The fad for anonymity has undone the great opening-of-everyone's-windows of the 1990s. While that reversal has empowered sadists to a degree, the worst effect is a degradation of ordinary people.”

Tags : Computers Internet Technology
Author : Jaron Lanier
Source : You Are Not a Gadget

97. “Social capital may turn out to be a prerequisite for, rather than a consequence of, effective computer-mediated communication.”

Tags : Community Computers Internet Technology
Source : Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community

98. “The computer focuses ruthlessly on things that can be represented in numbers. In so doing, it seduces people into thinking that other aspects of knowledge are either unreal or unimportant. The computer treats reason as an instrument for achieving things, not for contemplating things. It narrows dramatically what we know and intended by reason.”

Tags : Computers Knowledge Technology
Source : The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century

99. “Information wants to be free.' So goes the saying. Stewart Brand, the founder of the Whole Earth Catalog, seems to have said it first.I say that information doesn't deserve to be free.Cybernetic totalists love to think of the stuff as if it were alive and had its own ideas and ambitions. But what if information is inanimate? What if it's even less than inanimate, a mere artifact of human thought? What if only humans are real, and information is not?...Information is alienated experience.”

Tags : Computers Information Internet Technology
Author : Jaron Lanier
Source : You Are Not a Gadget

100. “Forget UNIX - it will be gone in 5 years.”

Tags : Computers Humor Technology
Author : Tom Jermoluk

101. “The complement is also true: Procedural code makes it hard to add new data structures because all the functions must change. OO code makes it hard to add new functions because all the classes must change.”

Tags : Coding Computers

102. “Procedural code (code using data structures) makes it easy to add new functions without changing the existing data structures. OO code, on the other hand, makes it easy to add new classes without changing existing functions.”

Tags : Coding Computers

103. “Computers: he always fixed on computers when his mind wandered into the future--instruments he revered and hated. The computer world was a place where snotty kids knew everything and nothing.... The computer was part of a future cloudy, unpredictable and menacing.”

Tags : Computers Future Programmers
Author : Howard Fast
Source : The Dinner Party

104. “Your grandma always was an advocate of thorough preparedness. She would strongly advise staying not only armed to the teeth, but well equipped in the computational department. You've been taught you should really carry no less than 5 computers on you at all times, like a sensible person.”

Tags : Be Prepared Computers Homestuck
Author : Andrew Hussie

105. “Anybody who's spent any time with machines at all,' he added, 'and baby, that's us all, knows first and foremost there's only one thing certain about them, computer or bicycle. They go wrong.”

Tags : Bicycles Computers Machines
Source : The Satanic Verses

106. “I later became more interested in equal rights for women in the work place because of what was happening at IBM. One of the women at Remington Rand had previously been a system service girl for IBM during the war. After a system was installed, a system service girl would go out and show the users how it worked. She was the liaison between the users and the computer company. She was married and had been fired to make room for a returning veteran. When the war ended, IBM rehired all of its former employees who had left to join the military, then fired all of the married women with jobs that could be filled by men.”

Tags : Computers Ibm Programming Sexism War

107. “If patterns of ones and zeroes were "like" patterns of human lives and deaths, if everything about an individual could be represented in a computer record by a long strings of ones and zeroes, then what kind of creature could be represented by a long string of lives and deaths?”

Tags : Chaos Theory Computers Science Science Fiction
Source : Vineland

108. “Let us return for a moment to Lady Lovelace’s objection, which stated that the machine can only do what we tell it to do. One could say that a man can “inject” an idea into the machine, and that it will respond to a certain extent and then drop into quiescence, like a piano string struck by a hammer. Another simile would be an atomic pile of less than critical size: an injected idea is to correspond to a neutron entering the pile from without. Each such neutron will cause a certain disturbance which eventually dies away. If, however, the size of the pile is sufficiently increased, the disturbance caused by such an incoming neutron will very likely go on and on increasing until the whole pile is destroyed. Is therea corresponding phenomenon for minds, and is there one for machines? There does seem to be one for the human mind. The majority of them seem to be “sub-critical,” i.e. to correspond in this analogy to pilesof sub-critical size. An idea presented to such a mind will on average give rise to less than one idea in reply. A smallish proportion are supercritical. An idea presented to such a mind may give rise to a whole “theory” consisting of secondary, tertiary and more remote ideas. Animals’ minds seem to be very definitely sub-critical. Adhering to this analogy we ask, “Can a machine be made to be super-critical?”

Tags : Computers Critical Theory Criticism
Author : Alan Turing
Source : Computing machinery and intelligence

109. “Computers don't lie, but liars can compute.”

Tags : Computer Computers Liar Liars
Author : Terry Hayes
Source : I Am Pilgrim

110. “Helpfiles are traditionally outnumbered by no-help files, which superficially resemble a helpfile in form but not in content because they don't actually tell you anything you don't already know, or they answer every question except the one you're asking, or you open them and a giant animated paper clip leaps out and cheerfully asks where you want to go today. And wikis are worse.”

Tags : Clippy Computers Help It
Source : The Rapture of the Nerds: A tale of the singularity, posthumanity, and awkward social situations

111. “Once upon a time the world was a realm of unanswered questions and there was room in it for poetry. Man stood beneath the sky and he asked “why?”. And his question was beautiful.The new world will be a place of answers and no questions, because the only questions left will be answered by computers, because only computers will know what to ask.Perhaps that is the way it has to be.”

Tags : Cameron Computers Journalism Technology World
Author : James Cameron

112. “The new world will be a place of answers and no questions, because the only questions left will be answered by computers, because only computers will know what to ask”

Tags : Cameron Computers Journalism World
Author : James Cameron

113. “Immaterial as water, too vast for any mortal apprehension, the Web's outstanding qualities allow us to confuse the ungraspable with the eternal.”

Tags : Computers Internet
Source : The Library at Night

114. “Stop treating internet like it's a different thing and start focusing on what you actually want your society to look like.”

Tags : Computers Internet Politics Society Technology

115. “A few years ago a friend said that I use to hunt and fish and build houses and things but now my whole life revolved around my computer I replied "But my computer revolves around the world”

Tags : Computer Science Computers Internet Stantasyland
Source : Return to Stantasyland

116. “Can they love? Or is it a bit of code meant to get a reaction from humans? Can anyone tell real love, in a bot or in a human?”

Tags : Computers Human Love Philosophy Of Love Robot
Author : Judd Trichter
Source : Love in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

117. “Unix is not so much a product as it is a painstakingly compiled oral history of the hacker subculture. It is our Gilgamesh epic: a living body of narrative that many people know by heart, and tell over and over again—making their own personal embellishments whenever it strikes their fancy. The bad embellishments are shouted down, the good ones picked up by others, polished, improved, and, over time, incorporated into the story. […] Thus Unix has slowly accreted around a simple kernel and acquired a kind of complexity and asymmetry about it that is organic, like the roots of a tree, or the branchings of a coronary artery. Understanding it is more like anatomy than physics.”

Tags : Computer Science Computers Culture Hacker Folklore Unix

118. “The best computer is a man, and it’s the only one that can be mass-produced by unskilled labor.”

Tags : Computers Life

119. “artificial intellegance is no match for natural stupidity”

Tags : Computers

120. “If the automobile had followed the same development as the computer, a Rolls Royce would today cost $100, get a million miles per gallon, and explode once a year killing everyone inside. ”

Tags : Computers

121. “If behind popular fascination with Freudian theory there was a nervous, often guilty preoccupation with the self as sexual, behind increasing interest in computational interpretations of mind is an equally nervous preoccupation with the self as machine.”

Tags : Computers
Author : Sherry Turkle

122. “The I.B.M. machine has no ethic of its own; what it does is enable one or two people to do the computing work that formerly required many more people. If people often use it stupidly, it's their stupidity, not the machine's, and a return to the abacus would not exorcise the failing. People can be treated as drudges just as effectively without modern machines.”

Tags : Computers
Source : The Organization Man: The Book That Defined a Generation

123. “The most likely way for the world to be destroyed, most experts agree, is by accident. That's where we come in; we're computer professionals. We cause accidents.”

Tags : Computers

124. “If we are lucky, they were never retarded enough to create computer viruses and will have no such things as firewalls and security like we have. If they have never experienced a full blown computer failure we'll introduce them to the concept”

Tags : Computers Humor
Author : Thomas Wilson

125. “Computers were a kind of magery in themselves, or might as well be - to people who didn't understand them, they were every bit as inscrutable.”

Tags : Computers
Source : The Lost Gate

126. “In all large corporations, there is a pervasive fear that someone, somewhere is having fun with a computer on company time. Networks help alleviate that fear.”

Tags : Computers
Author : John Dvorak

127. “Those who can imagine anything, can create the impossible.”

Tags : Computers
Author : Alan Turing

128. “My knowledge of computers begins and ends with hit power switch, magic box comes on.”

Tags : Computers
Author : Claudia Gray
Source : Ten Thousand Skies Above You

129. “And when I am in a new place, because I see everything, it is like when a computer is doing too many things at the same time and the central processor unit is blocked up and there isn't any space left to think about other things. And when I am in a new place and there are lots of people there it is even harder because people are not like cows and flowers and grass and they can talk to you and do things that you don't expect, so you have to notice everything that is in the place, and also you have to notice things that might happen as well. And sometimes when I am in a new place and there are lots of people there it is like a computer crashing and I have to close my eyes and put my hands over my ears and groan, which is like pressing CTRL + ALT + DEL and shutting down programs and turning the computer off and rebooting so that I can remember what I am doing and where I am meant to be going.”

Tags : Computers Going Out People Thinking
Author : Mark Haddon
Source : The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

130. “We need a cybersecurity renaissance in this Country that promotes cyber hygiene and a security centric corporate culture applied and continuously reinforced by peer pressure”

Tags : Computers Cyber Security Cybersecurity Science Tech Technology
Author : James Scott

131. “All computers expect to be yelled at. There's not a single computer in the whole world that hasn't been sworn at. Even the discreet little VDU with the crossed keys monogram on the keyboard that sits on the Pope's desk in his office in the Vatican has in its time heard language that'd make a Marine blush.”

Tags : Computers
Author : Tom Holt

132. “The real nightmare, worse than the one in which the Big Machine wants to kill you, is the one in which it sees you as irrelevant, or not even as a discrete thing to know.”

Tags : Computers Humanity Programming Science
Source : The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty

133. “When computers are able to imagine, then humanity will get its death notice.”

Tags : Computers Computers And Humanity Debasish Mridha Debasish Mridha M D Effect Of Computers On Humanity Humanity Gets Its Death Notice Inspirational Philosophy Quotes

134. “I think, however, the current fascination with the computer and its principal product, information, deserves a more critical response. This is because the computer does so ingeniously mimic human intelligence that it may significantly shake our confidence in the uses of the mind. And it is the mind that must think about all things, including the computer.”

Tags : Computers Digital Culture Information Society
Source : The Cult of Information: A Neo-Luddite Treatise on High-Tech, Artificial Intelligence, and the True Art of Thinking

135. “HIs chess-playing methods did the same thing — as did the games on the Colossi — and posed the question as to where a line could be drawn between the 'intelligent' and the 'mechanical'. His view, expressed in terms of the imitation principle, was that there was no such line, and neither did he ever draw a sharp distinction between the 'states of mind' approach and the 'instruction note' approach to the problem of reconciling the appearance of freedom and of determinism.”

Tags : Alan Turing Artificial Intelligence Computers
Author : Andrew Hodges
Source : Alan Turing: The Enigma

136. “There’s no silver bullet solution with cyber security, a layered defense is the only viable defense”

Tags : Computers Cyber Security Cybersecurity Science Tech Technology
Author : James Scott

137. “Platforms don't look like how they work and don't work like how they look.”

Tags : Computers Programming Science
Source : The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty

138. “Amazin'.' he said again. 'He just looks as though he's thinking, right?''Er...yes.''But he's not actually thinking?''''So...he just gives the impression of thinking but really it's just a show?''Er...yes.'Just like everyone else, then really,' said Ridcully”

Tags : Computers Humour Science Technology Thought

139. “I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.”

Tags : Computers

140. “Buying the right computer and getting it to work properly is no more complicated than building a nuclear reactor from wristwatch parts in a darkened room using only your teeth.”

Tags : Computers Humor Technology
Author : Dave Barry

141. “It's hard to get motivated fixing a compile-time syntax error when you can buy a powder that turns a house into a monster.”

Tags : Computers Errors Magic Motivation
Author : Ryan North

142. “Life is meant to explore the world, not computer.”

Tags : Computers Internet Life

143. “The externalization of memory [via the use of external symbolic storage systems] has altered the actual memory architecture within which humans think, which is changing the role of biological memory, the way in which the human brain deploys its resources, and the form of modern culture.”

Tags : Biological Memory Biology Computers Human Internet Memory Mind Modern Culture Technology
Author : Merlin Donald

144. “I have only touched one other computer at my friend Marissa's house, and found the experience disconcerting. There was something sinister about the green letters and numbers that flashed on the screen as the computer booted up, and I hated the way Marissa stopped answering questions or noticing me the second it was turned on.”

Tags : Anti Technology Computers Funny And Random Technology
Author : Lena Dunham
Source : Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned"

145. “the screen and keyboard account for much of computers' weight. The intelligent part of a computer is a thousand times smaller than a Gucci buckle.”

Tags : Computers Technology
Author : Ted Sargent
Source : The Dance of Molecules: How Nanotechnology is Changing Our Lives

146. “Bad economics teaches that computers can design markets. Good economics teaches that markets can design computers.”

Tags : Computers Economics Markets
Source : The Pith of Life: Aphorisms in Honor of Liberty

147. “Forty-two!" yelled Loonquawl. "Is that all you've got to show for seven and a half million years' work?" "I checked it very thoroughly," said the computer, "and that quite definitely is the answer. I think the problem, to be quite honest with you, is that you've never actually known what the question is.”

Tags : 42 Computers Humor Meaning Of Life
Author : Douglas Adams
Source : The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

148. “If you've never programmed a computer, you should. There's nothing like it in the whole world. When you program a computer, it does exactly what you tell it to do. It's like designing a machine — any machine, like a car, like a faucet, like a gas-hinge for a door — using math and instructions. It's awesome in the truest sense: it can fill you with awe.”

Tags : Computers Programming
Author : Cory Doctorow
Source : Little Brother

149. “What is childhood without stories? And how will children fall in love with stories without bookstores? You can't get that from a computer.”

Tags : Books Bookstores Children Computers Kids Reading Stories Technology
Author : Sarah Jio
Source : Goodnight June

150. “Computers are quiet and clean and totally distracting because the Internet is there, lying in wait for a moment of weakness to pounce on your creativity and progress.”

Tags : Computers Creativity Distraction Internet
Source : And Then Things Fall Apart

151. “I wonder who had the first computer dream, where, and when? I wonder if computers ever dream of humans.”

Tags : Artificial Intelligence Computers Dreams Technology
Source : Ghostwritten

152. “You didn't happen to install Windows when you upgraded me, did you?”

Tags : Computers Humorous Quotes
Source : Codespell

153. “I hate computers. My hatred is entrenched, and I nourish it daily. I’m comfortable with it, and no community outreach program will change my mind. I hate computers for getting their own section in the New York Times and for lengthening commercials with the mention of a Web site address. Who really wants to find out more about Procter & Gamble? Just buy the toothpaste or laundry detergent, and get on with it. I hate them for creating the word org and I hate them for e-mail, which isn’t real mail but a variation of the pointless notes people used to pass in class. I hate computers for replacing the card catalog in the New York Public Library and I hate the way they’ve invaded the movies. I’m not talking about their contribution to the world of special effects. I have nothing against a well-defined mutant or full-scale alien invasion — that’s good technology. I’m talking about their actual presence in any given movie. They’ve become like horses in a western — they may not be the main focus, but everybody seems to have one.”

Tags : Computers Hate
Author : David Sedaris
Source : Me Talk Pretty One Day

154. “Opponents past and present have the same essential weakness about them: first they want to use you, then they want to be you, then they want to snuff you out.”

Tags : Computers Hacking Journalism Leaks
Source : Julian Assange - The Unauthorised Autobiography

155. “[T]he key to winning the race is not to compete against machines but to compete with machines.”

Tags : Computers

156. “Can the child who is Dell; be the outer emoodiment of man's quest to save himself? To cure himself?...Or, to "be" himself?”

Tags : Computers Disability Dying Family Fiction Handicapped Issues Sci Fi

157. “The voice that navigated was definitely that of a machine, and yet you could tell that the machine was a woman, which hurt my mind a little. How can machines have genders? The machine also had an American accent. How can machines have nationalities? This can't be a good idea, making machines talk like real people, can it? Giving machines humanoid identities?”

Tags : Artificial Intelligence Computers Natural Language Processing
Author : Matthew Quick
Source : The Good Luck of Right Now

158. “He also telephoned the Real Time Computer Complex on the ground floor of the Operations Wing to ask that an additional big I.B.M. computer be brought onto the line.”

Tags : Apollo Computers History Science Space
Source : XIII: The Apollo Flight That Failed

159. “Being able to sync the same content among multiple devices provides a very convenient backup for Dropbox data. If your Mac laptop gets dropped in your backyard swimming pool, as long as it’s been recently synced, you’ll still be able to quickly access all of the files and folders stored in Dropbox folder on the desktop PC.”

Tags : Computers Data Storage Dropbox Dropbox Quotes
Author : Ian Lamont
Source : Dropbox In 30 Minutes

160. “People degrade themselves in order to make machines seem smart all the time.”

Tags : Computers Technology
Author : Jaron Lanier
Source : You Are Not a Gadget

161. “A computer does not smell ... if a book is new, it smells great. If a book is old, it smells even better… And it stays with you forever. But the computer doesn’t do that for you. I’m sorry.”

Tags : Books Computers Ebooks Smell Of Books
Author : Ray Bradbury

162. “We conquer the Independence Day aliens by having a Macintosh laptop computer upload a software virus to the mothership (which happens to be one-fifth the mass of the Moon), thus disarming its protective force field. I don’t know about you, but back in 1996 I had trouble just uploading files to other computers within my own department, especially when the operating systems were different. There is only one solution: the entire defense system for the alien mothership must have been powered by the same release of Apple Computer’s system software as the laptop computer that delivered the virus.”

Tags : Aliens Apple Computers Funny Software Space
Source : Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier

163. “The use of COBOL cripples the mind; its teaching should, therefore, be regarded as a criminal offense.”

Tags : Computers Programming

164. “The Googleplex Star Thinker is a super-computer from the Seventh Galaxy of Light and Ingenuity and has the ability to calculate the trajectory of every single dust particle during a five-week Dangrabad Beta sand blizzard.The Deep Thought computer call it a pocket calculator in comparison to itself.”

Tags : Computers Humor Science Fiction
Author : Douglas Adams
Source : The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

165. “Hot, short, thorough," I said. I hesitated before adding, "Please." It never pays to insult computers that are smart enough to form sentences. Not when they're in control of the locks, and especially when they have the capacity to boil you in bleach."Absolutely," said the shower.”

Tags : Computers
Author : Mira Grant
Source : Deadline