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
Things should 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 again."
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.-Clive James
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. -Jeff Pesis
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."
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.-Mark Kennedy
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."
"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.
“Technology has the shelf life of a banana.”
Never trust a computer you can't throw out a window.
Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
-Thomas Alva Edison
Anyone who puts a small gloss on a fundamental technology, calls it proprietary, and then tries to keep others from building on it, is a thief. -Tim O'Reilly
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.