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    Larry Wall

    Doing linear scans over an associative array is like trying to club someone to death with a loaded Uzi.

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    Carl Sagan

    All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value.

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    Daniel J. Boorstin

    A wonderful thing about a book, in contrast to a computer screen, is that you can take it to bed with you.

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    Reed Hundt

    We need a data network that can easily carry voice, instead of what we have today, a voice network struggling to carry data.

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    E. F. Schumacher

    The system of nature, of which man is a part, tends to be self-balancing, self-adjusting, self-cleansing. Not so with technology.

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    Robert Orben

    To err is human - and to blame it on a computer is even more so.

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    Eugene Jarvis

    The only legitimate use of a computer is to play games.

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    Thabo Mbeki

    Many of our own people here in this country do not ask about computers, telephones and television sets. They ask - when will we get a road to our village.

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    Jesse James Garrett

    Building technical systems involves a lot of hard work and specialized knowledge: languages and protocols, coding and debugging, testing and refactoring.

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    Larry Wall

    Real programmers can write assembly code in any language.

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    Peter Drucker

    The computer is a moron.

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    Tim O'Reilly

    What new technology does is create new opportunities to do a job that customers want done.

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    Craig Bruce

    It's hardware that makes a machine fast. It's software that makes a fast machine slow.

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    Dan Millman

    I have an almost religious zeal... not for technology per se, but for the Internet which is for me, the nervous system of mother Earth, which I see as a living creature, linking up.

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    Lawrence Clark Powell

    We are the children of a technological age. We have found streamlined ways of doing much of our routine work. Printing is no longer the only way of reproducing books. Reading them, however, has not changed.

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    Eugene Jarvis

    I got interested in computers and how they could be enslaved to the megalomaniac impulses of a teenager.

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    Wernher von Braun

    For my confirmation, I didn't get a watch and my first pair of long pants, like most Lutheran boys. I got a telescope. My mother thought it would make the best gift.

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    Stephen Hawking

    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.

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    Jef Raskin

    Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way. This happens to us all the time with computers, and nobody thinks of complaining.

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    Bill McCollum

    We demand privacy, yet we glorify those that break into computers.

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    Thomas Sowell

    The march of science and technology does not imply growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people. It often means the opposite.

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    Seth Lloyd

    Computers are famous for being able to do complicated things starting from simple programs.

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    Doug Larson

    Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions, including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog.

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    Tim Berners-Lee

    The Web as I envisaged it, we have not seen it yet. The future is still so much bigger than the past.

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    Gertrude Stein

    Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.

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    Andy Grove

    Congress will pass a law restricting public comment on the Internet to individuals who have spent a minimum of one hour actually accomplishing a specific task while on line.

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    Dave Parnas

    As a rule, software systems do not work well until they have been used, and have failed repeatedly, in real applications.

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    Sumner Redstone

    The Internet is a powerful way to make lots of money... But we are not going to buy Yahoo!

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    Jef Raskin

    Right now, computers, which are supposed to be our servant, are oppressing us.

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    Bill Budge

    The power of the computer is starting to spread.

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    Meg Whitman

    What's sort of interesting about the whole public relations disaster that is the Net, in some ways, is that the fundamentals are really good.

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    Graham Greene

    Champagne, if you are seeking the truth, is better than a lie detector. It encourages a man to be expansive, even reckless, while lie detectors are only a challenge to tell lies successfully.

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    Elbert Hubbard

    One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.

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    Ralph Nader

    People are stunned to hear that one company has data files on 185 million Americans.

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    Alan Kay

    The protean nature of the computer is such that it can act like a machine or like a language to be shaped and exploited.

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    Jaron Lanier

    I think complexity is mostly sort of crummy stuff that is there because it's too expensive to change the interface.

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    Isaac Asimov

    Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest.

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    Douglas Engelbart

    The digital revolution is far more significant than the invention of writing or even of printing.

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    Tim Berners-Lee

    Sites need to be able to interact in one single, universal space.

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    Georges Pompidou

    There are three roads to ruin; women, gambling and technicians. The most pleasant is with women, the quickest is with gambling, but the surest is with technicians.

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    Niklas Zennstrom

    If you could utilize the resources of the end users' computers, you could do things much more efficiently.

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    Sydney J. Harris

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

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    Alan Perlis

    In computing, turning the obvious into the useful is a living definition of the word "frustration".

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    Tim O'Reilly

    We're entering a new world in which data may be more important than software.

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    Norman Ralph Augustine

    One of the most feared expressions in modern times is 'The computer is down.'

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    Linus Torvalds

    The Linux philosophy is 'Laugh in the face of danger'. Oops. Wrong One. 'Do it yourself'. Yes, that's it.

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    Dave Barry

    Bill Gates is a very rich man today... and do you want to know why? The answer is one word: versions.

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    Fred Allen

    Television is a medium because anything well done is rare.

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    Arthur C. Clarke

    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

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    Bob Dole

    The internet is a great way to get on the net.

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    Tony Visconti

    Computers have virtually replaced tape recorders.

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    Adam Osborne

    People think computers will keep them from making mistakes. They're wrong. With computers you make mistakes faster.

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    John Perry Barlow

    Relying on the government to protect your privacy is like asking a peeping tom to install your window blinds.

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    Andy Grove

    Leaders have to act more quickly today. The pressure comes much faster.

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    Paul Vixie

    The internet is not for sissies.

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    John F. Kennedy

    The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life.

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    Niklas Zennstrom

    The telephone is a 100-year-old technology. It's time for a change. Charging for phone calls is something you did last century.

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    Jaron Lanier

    Style used to be an interaction between the human soul and tools that were limiting. In the digital era, it will have to come from the soul alone.

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    Jimmy Carter

    Globalization, as defined by rich people like us, is a very nice thing... you are talking about the Internet, you are talking about cell phones, you are talking about computers. This doesn't affect two-thirds of the people of the world.

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    Jeff Hawkins

    I do two things. I design mobile computers and I study brains.

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    Bill Griffith

    I just became one with my browser software.

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    Andrew Brown

    The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life.

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    Edsger Dijkstra

    The question of whether a computer can think is no more interesting than the question of whether a submarine can swim.

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    Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    The machine does not isolate man from the great problems of nature but plunges him more deeply into them.

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    Ambrose Bierce

    Inventor: A person who makes an ingenious arrangement of wheels, levers and springs, and believes it civilization.

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    Bill Gates

    I think it's fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we've ever created. They're tools of communication, they're tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user.

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    Edsger Dijkstra

    Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.

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    Stewart Alsop

    Gates is the ultimate programming machine. He believes everything can be defined, examined, reduced to essentials, and rearranged into a logical sequence that will achieve a particular goal.

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    Jean Arp

    Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation.

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    Joseph Campbell

    Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.

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    Carl Sagan

    We've arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology.

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    Daniel J. Boorstin

    Technology is so much fun but we can drown in our technology. The fog of information can drive out knowledge.

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    Larry Niven

    Building one space station for everyone was and is insane: we should have built a dozen.

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    Bruce Scheneier

    I am regularly asked what the average Internet user can do to ensure his security. My first answer is usually 'Nothing; you're screwed'.

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    Brian Eno

    The basis of computer work is predicated on the idea that only the brain makes decisions and only the index finger does the work.

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    Scott Cook

    We're still in the first minutes of the first day of the Internet revolution.

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    John Warnock

    What I try to do is factor in how people use computers, what people's problems are, and how these technologies can get applied to those problems. Then I try to direct the various product groups to act on this information.

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    Oscar Wilde

    The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation.

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    Dennis Gabor

    The most important and urgent problems of the technology of today are no longer the satisfactions of the primary needs or of archetypal wishes, but the reparation of the evils and damages by the technology of yesterday.

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    Jean Rostand

    Think? Why think! We have computers to do that for us.

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    John Stuart Mill

    It is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day's toil of any human being.

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    Alan Perlis

    If your computer speaks English, it was probably made in Japan.

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    Nicolette Sheridan

    You can't trust the internet.

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    Richard Dawkins

    Personally, I rather look forward to a computer program winning the world chess championship. Humanity needs a lesson in humility.

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    Aldous Huxley

    Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.

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    Edward R. Murrow

    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.

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    Alain Robert

    Modern people are only willing to believe in their computers, while I believe in myself.

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    Nick Park

    We can do things that we never could before. Stop-motion lets you build tiny little worlds, and computers make that world even more believable.

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    Dave Barry

    I am not the only person who uses his computer mainly for the purpose of diddling with his computer.

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    Frank Lloyd Wright

    If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger.

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    John F. Kennedy

    I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours.

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    Dee Brown

    I've tried word processors, but I think I'm too old a dog to use one.

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    Marc Jacobs

    I wouldn't know how to find eBay on the computer if my life depended on it.

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    Florence Henderson

    I'm a '70s mom, and my daughter is a '90s mom. I know a lot of women my age who are real computer freaks.

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    R. Buckminster Fuller

    Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.

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    Ambrose Bierce

    Telephone, n. An invention of the devil which abrogates some of the advantages of making a disagreeable person keep his distance.

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    Danielle Berry

    No one ever said on their deathbed, 'Gee, I wish I had spent more time alone with my computer'.

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    Orrin Hatch

    Microsoft is engaging in unlawful predatory practices that go well beyond the scope of fair competition.

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    John Perry Barlow

    The Internet treats censorship as a malfunction and routes around it.

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    Nicholas Negroponte

    Even in the developing parts of the world, kids take to computers like fish to water.

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    Robert Moog

    I happen to think that computers are the most important thing to happen to musicians since the invention of cat-gut which was a long time ago.

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    Alvin Toffler

    Our technological powers increase, but the side effects and potential hazards also escalate.

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    Jonathan Shapiro

    Gee, I am a complete Luddite when it comes to computers, I can barely log on!

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    George Stephen

    I got up with my wife, I sat down at the computer when she went to work, and I didn't stop until she got home.

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    Alfred North Whitehead

    Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking of them.

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    Dave Barry

    The Internet: transforming society and shaping the future through chat.

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    Louis Gerstner

    Computers are magnificent tools for the realization of our dreams, but no machine can replace the human spark of spirit, compassion, love, and understanding.

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    Andy Rooney

    Computers may save time but they sure waste a lot of paper. About 98 percent of everything printed out by a computer is garbage that no one ever reads.

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    William Gibson

    It's impossible to move, to live, to operate at any level without leaving traces, bits, seemingly meaningless fragments of personal information.

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    Jared Diamond

    Technology has to be invented or adopted.

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    Larry Ellison

    Bill Gates is the pope of the personal computer industry. He decides who's going to build.

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    Miguel de Icaza

    Every piece of software written today is likely going to infringe on someone else's patent.

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    R. Buckminster Fuller

    I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.

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    William Gibson

    Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts.

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    William Gibson

    The 'Net is a waste of time, and that's exactly what's right about it.

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    Kent Conrad

    Access to computers and the Internet has become a basic need for education in our society.

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    Wietse Venema

    When I write software, I know that it will fail, either due to my own mistake, or due to some other cause.

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    Alan Perlis

    In software systems it is often the early bird that makes the worm.

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    Clifford Stoll

    Treat your password like your toothbrush. Don't let anybody else use it, and get a new one every six months.

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    Jim Clark

    The Internet is not just one thing, it's a collection of things - of numerous communications networks that all speak the same digital language.

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    Issey Miyake

    Even when I work with computers, with high technology, I always try to put in the touch of the hand.

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    Bill Gates

    The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.

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    Andy Rooney

    Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don't need to be done.

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    Niklaus Wirth

    In the practical world of computing, it is rather uncommon that a program, once it performs correctly and satisfactorily, remains unchanged forever.

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    Jack Welch

    I was afraid of the internet... because I couldn't type.

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    Philip Emeagwali

    Because I believe that humans are computers, I conjectured that computers, like people, can have left- and right-handed versions.

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    Richard P. Feynman

    For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.

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    Arthur C. Clarke

    Reading computer manuals without the hardware is as frustrating as reading manuals without the software.

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    Ted Nelson

    The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do.

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    Dale Dougherty

    What we did not imagine was a Web of people, but a Web of documents.

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    Mitchell Kapor

    Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant.

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    Theodor Adorno

    Technology is making gestures precise and brutal, and with them men.

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    Dave Barry

    The Internet is the most important single development in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting.

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    Walter F. Mondale

    What do we want our kids to do? Sweep up around Japanese computers?

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    Paul R. Ehrlich

    To err is human, but to really foul things up you need a computer.

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    Freeman Dyson

    Technology is a gift of God. After the gift of life it is perhaps the greatest of God's gifts. It is the mother of civilizations, of arts and of sciences.

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    Isaac Asimov

    I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.

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    Tim Berners-Lee

    You affect the world by what you browse.

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    Bob Taft

    Yet in this global economy, no jobs are safe. High-speed Internet connections and low-cost, skilled labor overseas are an explosive combination.

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    Adam Osborne

    The future lies in designing and selling computers that people don't realize are computers at all.

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    Peter Drucker

    The new information technology... Internet and e-mail... have practically eliminated the physical costs of communications.

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    Clive James

    It is only when they go wrong that machines remind you how powerful they are.

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    Wietse Venema

    Defect-free software does not exist.

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    Albert Einstein

    It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.

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    Erykah Badu

    Man, I don't want to have nothing to do with computers. I don't want the government in my business.

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    Carrie P. Snow

    Technology... is a queer thing. It brings you great gifts with one hand, and it stabs you in the back with the other.

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    Arnold H. Glasow

    What the country needs are a few labor-making inventions.

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    Max Frisch

    Technology is the knack of so arranging the world that we don't have to experience it.

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    Steve Wozniak

    Never trust a computer you can't throw out a window.

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    Linus Torvalds

    Microsoft isn't evil, they just make really crappy operating systems.

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    Pablo Picasso

    Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.

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    Andy Grove

    Just as we could have rode into the sunset, along came the Internet, and it tripled the significance of the PC.

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    Emo Philips

    A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.

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    Esther Dyson

    It may not always be profitable at first for businesses to be online, but it is certainly going to be unprofitable not to be online.

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    Ralph Merkle

    Nanotechnology will let us build computers that are incredibly powerful. We'll have more power in the volume of a sugar cube than exists in the entire world today.

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    Alan Kay

    People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware.

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    Al Boliska

    Do you realize if it weren't for Edison we'd be watching TV by candlelight?

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    Steve Wozniak

    What I was proud of was that I used very few parts to build a computer that could actually speak words on a screen and type words on a keyboard and run a programming language that could play games. And I did all this myself.

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    John Perry Barlow

    We will create a civilization of the Mind in Cyberspace. May it be more humane and fair than the world your governments have made before.

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    Scott McNealy

    The only thing that I'd rather own than Windows is English, because then I could charge you two hundred and forty-nine dollars for the right to speak it.

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    Ray Kurzweil

    Supercomputers will achieve one human brain capacity by 2010, and personal computers will do so by about 2020.

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    Bill Gates

    Security is, I would say, our top priority because for all the exciting things you will be able to do with computers - organizing your lives, staying in touch with people, being creative - if we don't solve these security problems, then people will hold back.

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    James Hilton

    If net neutrality goes away, it will fundamentally change everything about the Internet.

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    Kevin Mitnick

    Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Inc, which set the computing world on its ear with the Macintosh in 1984.

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    Clifford Stoll

    Computers in classrooms are the filmstrips of the 1990s.

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    B. F. Skinner

    The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.

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    Bill Budge

    I started on an Apple II, which I had bought at the very end of 1978 for half of my annual income. I made $4,500 a year, and I spent half of it on the computer.

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    Mike Royko

    It's been my policy to view the Internet not as an 'information highway,' but as an electronic asylum filled with babbling loonies.

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    Andy Rooney

    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.

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    Alan Perlis

    I think it is inevitable that people program poorly. Training will not substantially help matters. We have to learn to live with it.

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    Henry David Thoreau

    Men have become the tools of their tools.

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    Bruce Sterling

    I used to think that cyberspace was fifty years away. What I thought was fifty years away, was only ten years away. And what I thought was ten years away... it was already here. I just wasn't aware of it yet.

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    Clifford Stoll

    The Internet is a telephone system that's gotten uppity.

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    John Spencer

    The research rat of the future allows experimentation without manipulation of the real world. This is the cutting edge of modeling technology.

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    Paul Kantner

    You couldn't have fed the '50s into a computer and come out with the '60s.

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    Linus Torvalds

    Shareware tends to combine the worst of commercial software with the worst of free software.

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    Dan Rather

    To err is human but to really foul up requires a computer.

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    Omar N. Bradley

    If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.

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    Nicholas Negroponte

    Computing is not about computers any more. It is about living.

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    Ken Olsen

    Software comes from heaven when you have good hardware.

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    Ken Olsen

    There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home.

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    Edward Tufte

    If you like overheads, you'll love PowerPoint.

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    Christopher Plummer

    I'm too old-fashioned to use a computer. I'm too old-fashioned to use a quill.

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    Michael K. Powell

    I think people have a vague sense that the television system is changing.

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