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Computers and Technology

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 Adams

There are three kinds of death in this world: there's heart death, there's brain death, and there's being off the network.
-- Guy Almes

There are two major products that came out of Berkeley: LSD and Unix. We don't believe this to be a coincidence.
-- Jeremy S. Anderson

Our lifetime may be the last that will be lived out in a technological society.
-- Isaac Asimov

Things do change. The only question is that since things are deteriorating so quickly, will society and man's habits change quickly enough?
-- Isaac Asimov

I do not fear computers. I fear lack of them.
-- Isaac Asimov

On two occasions I have been asked, Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?
-- Charles Babbage

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 S. Borenstein

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
-- Arthur C. Clarke

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.
-- Freeman Dyson

All our lauded technological progress -- our very civilization -- is like the axe in the hand of the pathological criminal.
-- Albert Einstein

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled.
-- Richard Feynman

While modern technology has given people powerful new communication tools, it apparently can do nothing to alter the fact that many people have nothing useful to say.
-- Lee Gomes, San Jose Mercury News

Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct, not tried it.
-- Donald Knuth

The most important thing in a programming language is the name. A language will not succeed without a good name. I have recently invented a very good name, and now I am looking for a suitable language.
-- Donald Knuth

In a few minutes a computer can make a mistake so great that it would take many men many months to equal it.
-- Merle L. Meachman

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
-- Pablo Picasso

To make a machine that will be proud of us.
-- Thinking Machines' motto

This is a crude version of a more advanced utility that has never been written.
-- X-Windows xwud(1) man. page

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