Famous Quotes About Computing
Browse 36 famous quotes and sayings about Computing.
Top Quotes About Computing
1. "In computing, turning the obvious into the useful is a living definition of the word 'frustration'."
Author: Alan Perlis
2. "The computing field is always in need of new cliches."
Author: Alan Perlis
3. "As companies move to web-based computing they get a lot more servers, which are difficult to manage and control. All kinds of problems can arise - security, quality and worms."
Author: Ben Horowitz
4. "The world is my idea; as such I present it to you. I have my own set of weights and measures and my own table for computing values. You are privileged to have yours."
Author: Charles Grandison Finney
5. "I explained my opinion of the ship's logic. "That is a strange designation," said the ship. "While I have certain organic elements incorporated into my substructure and decentralized DNA computing components, I am not—in the strictest sense of the term—a biological organism. I have no digestive system. No need for elimination, other than the occasional waste gas and passenger effluvium. Therefore, I have no anus in either real or figurative terms. Therefore, I hardly believe I could qualify to be called an …" "Shut up," I said."
Author: Dan Simmons
6. "I have discovered that there are two types of command interfaces in the world of computing: good interfaces and user interfaces."
Author: Daniel J. Bernstein
7. "Items of interest will be located, identified, monitored, and remotely controlled through technologies such as radio-frequency identification, sensor networks, tiny embedded servers, and energy harvesters - all connected to the next-generation internet using abundant, low-cost, and high-power computing."
Author: David Petraeus
8. "The best programs are written so that computing machines can perform them quickly and so that human beings can understand them clearly. A programmer is ideally an essayist who works with traditional aesthetic and literary forms as well as mathematical concepts, to communicate the way that an algorithm works and to convince a reader that the results will be correct."
Author: Donald Ervin Knuth
9. "In 20 or 30 years, you'll be able to hold in your hand as much computing knowledge as exists now in the whole city, or even the whole world."
Author: Douglas Engelbart
10. "The computing world is very good at things that we are not. It is very good at memory."
Author: Eric Schmidt
11. "Cloud computing is a great euphemism for centralization of computer services under one server."
Author: Evgeny Morozov
12. "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."
Author: Freeman A. Hrabowski III
13. "Alan Turing gave us a mathematical model of digital computing that has completely withstood the test of time. He gave us a very, very clear description that was truly prophetic."
Author: George Dyson
14. "In this new world, with smartphones and tablets and cloud computing, things are moving around fast."
Author: Hector Ruiz
15. "I have to admit it: I'm not a huge fan of the cloud computing concept."
Author: Jamais Cascio
16. "The universe is computing its own destiny."
Author: James Gleick
17. "Computing is becoming universal."
Author: Jay S. Walker
18. "The neocortex is not like a computer, parallel or otherwise. Instead of computing answers to problems the neocortex uses stored memories to solve problems and produce behavior."
Author: Jeff Hawkins
19. "By the 1980's and 1990's, Moore's Law had emerged as the underlying assumption that governed almost everything in the Valley, from technology to business, education, and even culture. The "law" said the number of transistors would double every couple of years. It dictated that nothing stays the same for more than a moment; no technology is safe from its successor; costs fall and computing power increases not at a constant rate but exponentially: If you're not running on what became known as " Internet time," you're falling behind."
Author: John Markoff
20. "Back in 1995, Bill Gates himself didn't understand that the internet was the direction computing was going."
Author: John Podhoretz
21. "Not fair? Oh, I'm sorry I get this lovely laptop computing device when all you get is the ability to walk, control your hands, and know you'll survive until your eighteenth birthday." Then the kid was going, "Uh, I didn't mean..." But Tad wasn't done yet. While the whole class watched in horror, he put his hands through the metal support braces on the arms of his wheelchair and forced himself to stand up. Then he took a shaky little step to the side, gestured toward the chair, and said, "Why don't you take a turn with the laptop? You can even have my seat."
Author: Jordan Sonnenblick
22. "Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Inc, which set the computing world on its ear with the Macintosh in 1984."
Author: Kevin Mitnick
23. "They don't call it the Internet anymore, they call it cloud computing. I'm no longer resisting the name. Call it what you want."
Author: Larry Ellison
24. "Langley bred a certain type of person with great intention. The human resources department required nearly as sophisticated of analysts as the foreign intelligence department. Apply the massive computing technology of the CIA to hiring, along with the naive appeal of the exciting, though perhaps not so lucrative life of a spy, and any headhunter would be jealous of the results."
Author: Lynn Blackmar
25. "I believe,' said Marcus Furius, 'that an order of male virgins who never see the light of day would be ideal for the operation of a computing machine such as this."
Author: M.T. Anderson
26. "Computing is not about computers any more. It is about living."
Author: Nicholas Negroponte
27. "And before you say this is all far-fetched, just think how far the human race has come in the past ten years. If someone had told your parents, for example, that they would be able to carry their entire music library in their pocket, would they have believed it? Now we have phones that have more computing power than was used to send some of the first rockets into space. We have electron microscopes that can see individual atoms. We routinely cure diseases that only fifty years ago was fatal. and the rate of change is increasing. Today we are able to do what your parents would of dismissed as impossible and your grandparents nothing short of magical."
Author: Nicolas Flamel
28. "In the practical world of computing, it is rather uncommon that a program, once it performs correctly and satisfactorily, remains unchanged forever."
Author: Niklaus Wirth
29. "It is very unhappy, but too late to be helped, the discovery we have made, that we exist. That discovery is called the Fall of Man. Ever afterwards, we suspect our instruments. We have learned that we do not see directly, but mediately, and that we have no means of correcting these colored and distorting lenses which we are, or of computing the amount of their errors. Perhaps these subject-lenses have a creative power; perhaps there are no objects. Once we lived in what we saw; now, the rapaciousness of this new power, which threatens to absorb all things, engages us. Nature, art, persons, letters, religions—objects, successively tumble in, and God is but one of its ideas."
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
30. "The other terror that scares us from self-trust is our consistency; a reverence for our past act or word, because the eyes of others have no other data for computing our orbit than our past acts, and we are loath to disappoint them.But why should you keep your head over your shoulder? Why drag about this corpse of your memory, lest you contradict somewhat you have stated in this or that public place? Suppose you should contradict yourself; what then?"
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
31. "I suppose many people will continue moving towards careless computing, because there's a sucker born every minute."
Author: Richard Stallman
32. "The utility model of computing - computing resources delivered over the network in much the same way that electricity or telephone service reaches our homes and offices today - makes more sense than ever."
Author: Scott McNealy
33. "Uncanny as something long familiar that feels strangely unfamiliar. The uncanny stands between standard categories and challenges the categories themselves. It is familiar to see a doll at rest. But we don't need to cover its eyes, for it is we who animate it. It is familiar to have a person's expressive face beckon to us, but if we blindfold that person and put them behind a curtain, we are inflicting punishment. The Furby with its expressions of fear and the gendered Nexi with her blindfold are the new uncanny in the culture of computing."
Author: Sherry Turkle
34. "I think computing power is ready to do 3D justice. It was great for shooters and racing games in the past, but I didn't think it was right for strategy games."
Author: Sid Meier
35. "Future is mobile computing - smartphones and tablets are just elements of it. The industry is on the verge of a whole new paradigm."
Author: Thorstein Heins
36. "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."
Author: William H. Whyte
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