Saturday, 28 January 2012

Computers - Quotes

Computers are finite machines; when given the same input, they always produce the same output. - Greg M. Perry

Computers are like motorbikes. They're easy to crash, impossible to fit all the family on and passengers you do take can only look over your shoulder. - Dean Ormandy

Computers can figure out all kinds of problems, except the things in this world that just don't add up. - Evan Esar

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. - Andy Rooney

Computers no longer interface with humans – they interact, and the interaction will become steadily deeper, more subtle, and more crucial to our collective sanity and ultimate survival. - Alan Cooper

It's not a fantasy to explore this question about making computers that are much, much, more powerful than the kind that we have sitting around now – in which a grain of salt has all the computational powers of all the computers in the world. - Seth Lloyd

Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all. - John F. Kennedy

Programs are detailed because computers are machines. Machines do not have intelligence. A computer blindly follows your instructions, step by step. If you do not give detailed instructions, the computer can do nothing. - Greg M. Perry

The computer is incredibly fast, accurate, and stupid. Man is unbelievably slow, inaccurate, and brilliant. The marriage of the two is a force beyond calculation. - Leo Cherne

We should treat computers as fancy telephones, whose purpose is to connect people.... As long as we remember that we ourselves are the source of our value, our creativity, our sense of reality, then all of our work with computers will be worthwhile and beautiful. - Jaron Lanier

We used to have lots of questions to which there were no answers. Now, with the computer, there are lots of answers to which we haven't thought up questions. - Peter Ustinov

What a computer is to me is the most remarkable tool that we have ever come up with. It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds. - Steve Jobs

When it comes to their capacity to screw things up, computers are becoming more human every day. - Seth Lloyd

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