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 ennobled and no-one dares criticize it. - Pierre Gallois
Computer science education cannot make anybody an expert programmer any more than studying brushes and pigment can make somebody an expert painter. - Eric Raymond
Writing is like giving yourself homework, really hard homework, every day, for the rest of your life. You want glamorous? Throw glitter at the computer screen. - Katrina Monroe
Writing is a lot like making soup. My subconscious cooks the idea, but I have to sit down at the computer to pour it out. - Robin Wells
An apprentice carpenter may want only a hammer and saw, but a master craftsman employs many precision tools. Computer programming likewise requires sophisticated tools to cope with the complexity of real applications, and only practice with these tools will build skill in their use.
My computer beat me at checkers, but I sure beat it at kickboxing. - Emo Phillips
Here are my strong reservations about the wave of computer networks. They isolate us from one another and cheapen the meaning of actual experience. They work against literacy and creativity. They undercut our schools and libraries. - Clifford Stoll
If you can't beat your computer at chess, try kickboxing. - Claudio Encarnacion Montero
Writing- the profession in which you stare at a computer screen, stare out the window, type a few words, then curse repeatedly. - Drew Goodman
One of the great challenges of our age, in which the tools of our productivity are also the tools of our leisure, is to figure out how to make more useful those moments of procrastination when we’re idling in front of our computer screens. - Joshua Foer
A computer for A computer. A computer makes it's own computer. - #iampm
What's the difference between the window manager and the computer club window manager? Well, one's supported software and the other isn't. Your guess is as good as mine.
What Every Computer Consultant Needs to Know: 1) In case of doubt, make it sound convincing. 2) Do not believe in miracles. Rely on them.
In a way, staring into a computer screen is like staring into an eclipse. It's brilliant and you don't realize the damage until its too late."
I have a cat named Trash. In the current political climate it would seem that if I were trying to sell him (at least to a Computer Scientist), I would not stress that he is gentle to humans and is self-sufficient, living mostly on field mice. Rather, I would argue that he is object-oriented.
Computer games don't affect kids, I mean if Pac Man affected us as kids, we'd all be running around in darkened rooms, munching pills and listening to repetitive music. - Marcus Brigstocke
I feel like somebody just punched me in the stomach and knocked all my wind out. I'm only 30 years old and I want to have a chance to continue creating things. I know I've got at least one more great computer in me. And Apple is not going to give me a chance to do that. - Steve Jobs
The question of whether a computer can think is no more interesting than the question of whether a submarine can swim. - E. W. Dijkstra
Without these supernova explosions, there are no mist-covered swamps, computer chips, trilobites, Mozart or the tears of a little girl. Without exploding stars, perhaps there could be a heaven, but there is certainly no Earth. - Clifford A. Pickover
Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes. - E. W. Dijkstra
I don't know how many of you have ever met Dijkstra, but you probably know that arrogance in computer science is measured in nano-Dijkstras. - Alan Kay
Take my television. Take my computer. Take my cellphone. Take my music. But don't ever touch my books. - Kristen Darling
What, exactly, is the Internet? Basically it is a global network exchanging digitized data in such a way that any computer, anywhere, that is equipped with a device called a modem can make a noise like a duck choking on a kazoo. - Dave Barry
There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home. - Ken Olsen
It can be argued that the computer is humanity’s attempt to replicate the human brain. This is perhaps an unattainable goal. However, unattainable goals often lead to outstanding accomplishment. - Zubair Saleem Fazal
The most likely way for the world to be destroyed, most experts agree, is by accident. That's where we come in; we're computer professionals. We cause accidents. - Nathaniel Borenstein
The great thing about a computer notebook is that no matter how much you stuff into it, it doesn't get bigger or heavier. - Bill Gates
My computer beat me at chess... so I beat it at kickboxing. - Demetri Martin
If there's a will, there's a way!I feel larger than LIFE--and look up to the stars who shine down on me and have become my own personal cheerleaders....as my fingers tap on my computer late into the night.. - Donna Scrima-Black
Nowadays, using a computer has become a way of life. - Eraldo Banovac
This fascination with computer models is something I understand very well. Richard Feynmann called it a disease. I fear he is right. - Michael Crichton
In a few minutes a computer can make a mistake so great that it would have taken many men many months to equal it. - Unknown
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. - John C. Dvorak
The purpose of most computer languages is to lengthen your resume by a word and a comma. - Larry Wall
We know the people with techno-fear. They're there, on the computer, going; What... oh... oh... I... I've wiped the file? Oh damn. What... I've wiped all the files?? I've wiped the internet?!? Oh no... I don't even have a modem! - Eddie Izzard
The trick with getting Windows 10 to work well on my 2011 Windows 7 laptop computer was to use a HDMI cable and plug it into a full High Definition (HD) 1920x1080 resolution computer monitor at 60Hz as the sole display. - Steven Magee
pixel, n.: A mischievous, magical spirit associated with screen displays. The computer industry has frequently borrowed from mythology: Witness the sprites in computer graphics, the demons in artificial intelligence, and the trolls in the marketing department.
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. - Robert X. Cringely
The most overlooked advantage to owning a computer is that if they foul up there's no law against wacking them around a little. - Joe Martin
As far as we know, our computer has never had an undetected error.
Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving America a new sense of purpose. - Andy Rooney
There are two things in particular that it [the computer industry] failed to foresee: one was the coming of the Internet(...); the other was the fact that the century would end. - Douglas Adams
No computer network with pretty graphics can ever replace the salespeople that make our society work. - Clifford Stoll
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
The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things to worry about from Science, along with behaviour control, genetic engineering, transplanted heads, computer poetry and the unrestrained growth of plastic flowers. - Lewis Thomas
Ego is like an antivirus which eventually takes unwanted control of the computer itself. - Saurabh Sharma
Personally I rather look forward to a computer program winning the world [chess] championship. Humanity needs a lesson in humility.
There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in their home. - Ken Olsen
Windows 10 on both an old 2011 upgraded computer and a new 2016 computer was an excruciating experience - Steven Magee
Writing is easy: just stare at the screen of your computer until a tear drops on your keyboard. - Paulo Coelho
I was, a near grown man, sat in his dank, dark and rickety digs, feverishly hovering about the glare of a computer screen like a disorientated moth, one searching for a flaming light of recognition from someone/anyone! - Tom Conrad
Buying the right computer and getting it to work properly is no more complicated than building a nuclear reactor from wristwatch parts in a darkened room using only your teeth. - Dave Barry
An activity originally intended to be performed by low-status, clerical – and more often than not, female – computer programming was gradually and deliberately transformed into a high-status, scientific, and masculine discipline. - Nathan L. Ensmenger
Some even peek through their computer screens to see themselves on FB as others see them, in order to be sure of who they really are. In effect, they have become self-voyeurs! - Nicos Hadjicostis
When you write by hand, you don't have the excessive freedom of a computer. When I write down something, I have to be serious about it. I have to ask myself, "Is this necessary at this point in the book? - Pat Conroy
The computer is a moron. - Peter Drucker
A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history, with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.
I have a computer, a vibrator, and pizza delivery. Why should I leave the house? " - Tabitha - Sherrilyn Kenyon
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. - Waseem Latif
There is nothing to writing, all you have to do is, sit on the computer and bleed your thoughts. - Santosh Kalwar
Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.We must be willing to get rid of the life we planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.I have bought this wonderful machine — a computer ... it seems to me to be an Old Testament god, with a lot of rules and no mercy. - Joseph Campbell
If the automobile had followed the same development cyclee as the computer, a Rolls-Royce would today cost $100, get a million miles per gallon, and explode once a year, killing everyone inside." - Robert X. Cringely
The process of preparing programs for a digital computer is especially attractive, not only because it can be economically and scientifically rewarding, but also because it can be an aesthetic experience much like composing poetry or music. - Donald E. Knuth
Communicating with the federal government is like talking to a computer that's crashing. - Steve Kluger
Computer are incredible coded, they fascinating me... as for sex... I don't need it, there is pornography so much that I won't finish watching... so far I won't...live so much on this planet to check out everything. - Deyth Banger
To err is human, but to really foul things up requires a computer. - Farmers' Almanac
The big corporations are suddenly taking notice of the web, and their reactions have been slow. Even the computer industry failed to see the importance of the Internet, but that's not saying much. Let's face it, the computer industry failed to see that the century would end. - Douglas Adams
The reason I might forget something is because my mind is like a computer. I have so much useless stuff stored up in there, that when I forget to clean out my Mind's Cache, it has no room for new information. Like wearing pants! - James Hauenstein
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. - Stephen Hawking
Computer Coding is a life skill for this generation. - Tamara Zentic MS
It would appear that we have reached the limits of what it is possible to achieve with computer technology, although one should be careful with such statements, as they tend to sound pretty silly in 5 years.
It's a well known fact that computing devices such as the abacus were invented thousands of years ago. But it's not well known that the first use of a common computer protocol occured in the Old Testament. This, of course, was when Moses aborted the Egyptians' process with a control-sea..."
To err is human--and to blame it on a computer is even more so. - Robert Orben
I spend almost as much time figuring out what's wrong with my computer as I do actually using it. - Clifford Stoll
No computer has ever been designed that is ever aware of what it's doing; but most of the time, we aren't either. - Marvin Minsky
A wonderful thing about a book, in contrast to a computer screen, is that you can take it to bed with you. - Daniel J. Boorstin
Turn off the computer. Often, an open computer screen distracts us from other activities. Our eye catches a glimpse of something and before you know it, we’re back at the desk and surfing away. - James Chartrand
The attention span of a computer is only as long as its electrical cord.
Man is the best computer we can put aboard a spacecraft... and the only one that can be mass produced with unskilled labor. - Wernher von Braun
The subconscious n conscious mind together comprise functional brain which operates 24 hours a day as a kind of computer, selecting and registering data n then feeding it back when need it. - Tanu Reshma B Singh
So... what was the reason to don't be social!???...Oh, thanks Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution for reminding me. - Deyth Banger
The newest computer can merely compound, at speed, the oldest problem in the relations between human beings, and in the end the communicator will be confronted with the old problem, of what to say and how to say it. - Edward R. Murrow
That was one tiny trailer when both girls wanted to watch TV or use the computer or the bathroom at the same time. - Kathy Bryson, Fighting Mad
It's often a matter of sitting in front of the computer and worrying. It's what writing comes down to--worrying that things aren't going to work out. - Khaled Hosseini
Why is it drug addicts and computer afficionados are both called users? - Clifford Stoll
Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest. - Isaac Asimov