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One of the most feared expressions in modern times is 'The computer is down.'
Norman Ralph Augustine
Even in the developing parts of the world, kids take to computers like fish to water.
Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.
Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
Nanotechnology will let us build computers that are incredibly powerful. We'll have more power in the volume of a sugar cube than exists in the entire world today.
The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do.
Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest.
In computing, turning the obvious into the useful is a living definition of the word 'frustration'.
I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.
Security is, I would say, our top priority because for all the exciting things you will be able to do with computers - organizing your lives, staying in touch with people, being creative - if we don't solve these security problems, then people will hold back.
Computing is not about computers any more. It is about living.
The basis of computer work is predicated on the idea that only the brain makes decisions and only the index finger does the work.
I happen to think that computers are the most important thing to happen to musicians since the invention of cat-gut which was a long time ago.
Reading computer manuals without the hardware is as frustrating as reading sex manuals without the software.
Arthur C. Clarke
I am regularly asked what the average Internet user can do to ensure his security. My first answer is usually 'Nothing; you're screwed'.
Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don't need to be done.
Many of our own people here in this country do not ask about computers, telephones and television sets. They ask - when will we get a road to our village.
In short, software is eating the world.
There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home.
The most compelling reason for most people to buy a computer for the home will be to link it to a nationwide communications network. We're just in the beginning stages of what will be a truly remarkable breakthrough for most people - as remarkable as the telephone.
People think computers will keep them from making mistakes. They're wrong. With computers you make mistakes faster.
Personally, I rather look forward to a computer program winning the world chess championship. Humanity needs a lesson in humility.
To err is human - and to blame it on a computer is even more so.
Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way. This happens to us all the time with computers, and nobody thinks of complaining.
The question of whether a computer can think is no more interesting than the question of whether a submarine can swim.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
John F. Kennedy
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