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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.

Author: William Fink

Profession: Superintendent with American Park Service

The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers.

Author: Sidney J. Harris (1917)

Profession: American Journalist

One of the best things to come out of the home computer revolution could be the general and widespread understanding of how severely limited logic really is.

Author: Frank Herbert (1920-1986)

Profession: American Writer

Computers WORK, people THINK.

Author: IBM Corporation Old Adage

Profession: American Computer Company

Man is a slow, sloppy and brilliant thinker; the machine is fast, accurate and stupid.

Author: William M. Kelly


Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all.

Author: John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

Profession: Thirty-fifth President of the USA

A distributed system is one in which the failure of a computer you didn't even know existed can render your own computer unusable.

Author: Leslie Lamport


I see no reason why anyone would want a computer in their home.

Author: Kenneth Olsen

Profession: American Businessman, Founder of Digital Equipment

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.

Author: Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

Profession: Spanish Artist

A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history -- with the possible exceptions of hand guns and tequila.

Author: Mitch Ratliffe


There will still be things that machines cannot do. They will not produce great art or great literature or great philosophy; they will not be able to discover the secret springs of happiness in the human heart; they will know nothing of love and friendship.

Author: Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

Profession: British Philosopher, Mathematician, Essayist

I have always wished for a computer that would be as easy to use as my telephone. My wish came true. I no longer know how to use my telephone.

Author: Bjarne Stronstrup


Computers in the future will weigh no more than 1.5 tons. [Quoted in Popular Mechanics 1950]

Author: Source Unknown


If you don't know how to do something, you don't know how to do it with a computer.

Author: Source Unknown


I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.

Author: Thomas J. Watson (-1956)

Profession: American Businessman, Founder of IBM