Computer Quotes - Page 9
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It is hardly surprising that children should enthusiastically start their education at an early age with the Absolute Knowledge of computer science while they are unable to read, for reading demands making judgments at every line. Conversation is almost dead, and soon so too will be those who knew how to speak.
Computer science only indicates the retrospective omnipotence of our technologies. In other words, an infinite capacity to process data (but only data - i.e. The already given) and in no sense a new vision. With that science, we are entering an era of exhaustivity, which is also an era of exhaustion.
We're thinking about upgrading from SunOS 4.1.1 to SunOS 3.5.
Computers in the future will weigh no more than 1.5 tons. [Quoted in Popular Mechanics 1950].
One of the most feared expressions in modern times is The computer is down.
I really don't care that I don't have what's current because whatever is at the moment, it will be infinitely better in a few months and even better months later.
Silicon Valley is like a person running around in front of a steamroller. You can outrun the steamroller on any given day. But if you ever sit down you get squashed.
The world has arrived at an age of cheap complex devices of great reliability, and something is bound to come of it.
There is never finality in the display terminal's screen, but an irresponsible whimsicality, as words, sentences, and paragraphs are negated at the touch of a key. The significance of the past, as expressed in the manuscript by a deleted word or an inserted correction, is annulled in idle gusts of electronic massacre.