Quotes: computer

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  • Alan Turing
    Alan Turing
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    A computer would deserve to be called intelligent if it could deceive a human into believing that it was human.
  • W. Dijkstra
    W. Dijkstra
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    Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.
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  • Dave Barry
    Dave Barry
    American humorist, writer
    Dave Barry
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    I am not the only person who uses his computer mainly for the purpose of diddling with his computer.
  • Stephen Hawking
    Stephen Hawking
    English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director 1942-2018
    Stephen Hawking
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    I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.

    Source: The Guardian (15 May 2011)

  • Kenneth Olsen
    Kenneth Olsen
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    I see no reason why anyone would want a computer in their home.
  • A. N. Wilson
    A. N. Wilson
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    I should prefer to have a politician who regularly went to a massage parlour than one who promised a laptop computer for every teacher.
  • Stephen Hawking
    Stephen Hawking
    English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director 1942-2018
    Stephen Hawking
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    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.

    Source: Speech Macworld Expo in Boston, 1996

  • Richard Dawkins
    Richard Dawkins
    English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author 1941-
    Richard Dawkins
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    I'm fascinated by the idea that genetics is digital. A gene is a long sequence of coded letters, like computer information. Modern biology is becoming very much a branch of information technology.


  • Robert Cringely
    Robert Cringely
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    If the automobile had followed the same development cycle as the computer, a Rolls-Royce would today cost $100, get a million miles per gallon, and explode once a year, killing everyone inside.
  • If there had been a computer in 1872 it would have predicted that by now there would be so many horse-drawn vehicles that the entire surface of the earth would be ten feet deep in horse manure.
  • Pierre Gallois
    Pierre Gallois
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    If you put tomfoolery into a computer, nothing comes out of it but tomfoolery. But this tomfoolery, having passed through a very expensive machine, is somehow enobled and no-one dares criticize it.
  • Alan Perlis
    Alan Perlis
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    If your computer speaks English, it was probably made in Japan.
  • John Dvorak
    John Dvorak
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    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.
  • Andy Hertzfeld
    Andy Hertzfeld
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    In fact when I first got my Apple II the first thing I did was turn it on and off, on and off, just because I had the power to do so, which I'd never had on a computer before.
  • Aaron Klug
    Aaron Klug
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    In the course of my stay there, I also showed how one could analyse the experimental kinetic curves for the reaction of haemoglobin with carbon dioxide or oxygen by simulations in the computer, and so fit the rate constants.
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