TOP 25 TECHNOLOGY QUOTES
Not everything that can
be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
"I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." -Albert Einstein
be made as simple as possible, but not any simpler.
Technological progress has
merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.
"The perfect computer
has been developed. You just feed in your problems and they never come out
The real problem is not
whether machines think but whether men do.
-B. F. Skinner Contingencies of Reinforcement, 1969
It is only when they go
wrong that machines remind you how powerful they are.
One machine can do the work
of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
-Elbert Hubbard, The Roycroft Dictionary and Book of Epigrams, 1923
If I have seen further it
is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
Hardware: the parts of a
computer that can be kicked.
Man is still the most extraordinary
computer of all.
-John F. Kennedy
The production of too many
useful things results in too many useless people.
"Beware of computer programmers that carry screwdrivers." -Leonard Brandwein
All of the biggest technological
inventions created by man - the airplane, the automobile, the computer - says
little about his intelligence, but speaks volumes about his laziness.
Man is the lowest-cost,
150-pound, nonlinear, all-purpose computer system which can be mass-produced
by unskilled labor.
-NASA in 1965
"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers." -Pablo Picasso
"To err is human, but
to really foul things up you need a computer."
Programming today is a race
between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof
programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So
far, the Universe is winning.
Computers are like bikinis.
They save people a lot of guesswork.
has the shelf life of a banana.”
a computer you can't throw out a window.
The most important
thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways
of thinking about them
-Sir William Bragg
something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
-Thomas Alva Edison
puts a small gloss on a fundamental technology, calls it proprietary, and
then tries to keep others from building on it, is a thief.
of the future are the empires of the mind.