Computers can solve all kinds of workplace
problems except the unemployment problem they create.
- Laurence J. Peter
The computer is a moron.
The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think
- Sydney J. Harris
The most useless computer tasks are the most fun to do.
- Sutin's Law
The bigger the bore, the greater the knowledge of computers.
- Unknown wise person
Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
- Pablo Picasso
The best computer is a man, and it's the only one that can be mass-produced by unskilled labor.
- Werner von Braun
In the computer world hardware is something that you can hit with a hammer
- software is something that you can only curse at.
- Unknown wise computer expert
To err is human - and to blame it on a computer is even more so.
- Robert Orben
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.
- Andy Rooney
Before we work on artificial intelligence why don't we do something about
- Steve Polyak
In a few minutes a computer can make a mistake so great that it would take many men many months to equal
- Unknown wise person
If you put tomfoolery into a computer, nothing comes out but tomfoolery. But this tomfoolery, having
passed through a very expensive machine, is somehow ennoubled and no one dares crticise it.
— Pierre Gallois
A computer will do what you tell it to do, but that may be much different from what you had in mind.
- Joseph Weizenbaum
To err is human, but to really foul things up requires a computer.
- from 1978 Farmer's Almanac
Why shouldn't a PC work like a refrigerator or a toaster?
- Walter Mossberg
Some things were never meant to be solved.
- Unknown wise person in response to above computer question
The computer is down. I hope it's something serious.
— Stanton Delaplane
Men have become the tools of their tools.
— Henry David Thoreau
Do you believe in computer dating? Only if the computers really love each
— Groucho Marx
Computer dating? It's terrific if you're a computer!
— Rita Mae Brown
I can barely even run a computer. God knows what I'd get on online dating.
I'd get something that was subhuman or something.
— Stockard Channing
Computer science only indicates the retrospective omnipotence of our technologies. In other words, an
infinite capacity to process data (but only data- i.e. the already given) and in no sense a new vision.
With that science, we are entering an era of exhaustivity, which is also an era of exhaustion.
— Jean Baudrillard
Computers are good at swift, accurate computation and at storing great masses of information. The brain,
on the other hand, is not as efficient a number cruncher and its memory is often highly fallible; a basic
inexactness is built into its design. The brain's strong point is its flexibility. It is unsurpassed at
making shrewd guesses and at grasping the total meaning of information presented to it.
— Jeremy Campbell
Electronic aids, particularly domestic computers, will help the inner migration, the opting out of
reality. Reality is no longer going to be the stuff out there, but the stuff inside your head. It's going
to be commercial and nasty at the same time.
— J. G. Ballard
The analogy between the mind and a computer fails for many reasons. The brain is constructed by
principles that assure diversity and degeneracy. Unlike a computer, it has no replicative memory. It is
historical and value driven. It forms categories by internal criteria and by constraints acting at many
scales, not by means of a syntactically constructed program. The world with which the brain interacts is
not unequivocally made up of classical categories.
— Gerald M. Edelman
The sad thing about artificial intelligence is that it lacks artifice and
— Jean Baudrillard
There is never finality in the display terminal's screen, but an irresponsible whimsicality, as words,
sentences, and paragraphs are negated at the touch of a key. The significance of the past, as expressed in
the manuscript by a deleted word or an inserted correction, is annulled in idle gusts of electronic
— Alexander Cockburn
You have riches and freedom here but I feel no sense of faith or direction. You have so many computers,
why don't you use them in the search for love?
— Lech Walesa