Apropos to nothing and everything:
My view of Microsoft is that they had two goals in the last 10
years: to copy the Macintosh and to copy Lotus' success in the
applications business. And they accomplished those goals. Now,
they're kind of lost.
- Steve Jobs
We are the salvation of the world. If you market the tools for
salvation, you have to be incompetent not to make money.
- Andrew Grove, co-founder of Intel
Data is flying around, across and through your systems at speeds
the Jetsons could appreciate, but has any of this technology let
you go home one minute early? I doubt it.
- Richard Santalesa
Programmers often neglect proper consideration of the weak link
in the software: the person who will be using it.
- Leonard Lee
We fear what we do not understand, and so ordinary people fear
computers more than they fear filing cabinets.
- F.J.M. Laver
Word cannot edit the unknown.
- Wise error message from Word 6.0
Yea, from the table of my memory I'll wipe away all trivial fond
records . . .
- Hamlet, experiencing a system crash in 1603
A fine calculation you are making! It is plain you don't know
the ins and outs of the printers . . . .
- Don Quixote, dealing with an early interfacing problem, as quoted by Miguel de Cervantes, 1615
We know that the most advanced computer in the world does not
have a brain as sophisticated as that of an ant. True, we could say
that of many of our relatives, but we only have to put up with them
at weddings or special occasions.
- Woody Allen
and some good news:
With computers getting more popular and complex, industry
experts predict a growing need for computer nerds. In fact, one
industry group forecasts a nerd gap in the coming years as demand
- James McIntyre