There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home.
- Ken Olsen, President, Digital Equipment, 1977
The purpose of most computer languages is to lengthen your resume by a word and a comma.
- Larry Wall
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.
- John Von Neumann (ca. 1949)
As far as we know, our computer has never had an undetected error.
The computer programmer is a creator of universes for which he alone is responsible. Universes of virtually unlimited complexity can be created in the form of computer programs.
- Joseph Weizenbaum
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.
- Robert L. Kruse, Data Structures and Program Design
Why is it drug addicts and computer afficionados are both called users
- Clifford Stoll
A computer terminal is not some clunky old television with a typewriter in front of it. It is an interface where the mind and body can connect with the universe and move bits of it about. from Mostly Harmless
- Douglas Noel Adams