quote by Bill Gates

The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.

— Bill Gates

Sentimental Automate quotations

You’re either the one that creates the automation or you’re getting automated.

Automation does not need to be our enemy.

I think machines can make life easier for men, if men do not let the machines dominate them.

Besides black art, there is only automation and mechanization.

Automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.

A free society is as much a threat to the intellectual's sense of worth as an automated economy is to the workingman's sense of worth. Any social order that can function with a minimum of leadership will be anathema to the intellectual.

I think one of the most interesting things about automation isn't on the practical side. I think it's about creating magic and wonder and moments of splendor.

Automation and technology would be a great boon if it were creative, if there were more leisure, more opportunity to engage in raising a family, providing guidance to the young, all the stuff we say we need. America will work if we're all in it together. It'll work when there's a shared sense of destiny. It can be done!

This may be the age of automation, but love is still being made by hand.

The age of automation is going to be the age of "do it yourself".

Automation and technology don't cure behavioral ruts: they just create new instances of them.

Now, as always, the most automated appliance in a household is the mother.

Now, as always, the most automated appliance in a household is the mother.

Branding adds spirit and a soul to what would otherwise be a robotic, automated, generic price-value proposition. If branding is ultimately about the creation of human meaning, it follows logically that it is the humans who must ultimately provide it.

Persons grouped around a fire or candle for warmth or light are less able to pursue independent thoughts, or even tasks, than people supplied with electric light. In the same way, the social and educational patterns latent in automation are those of self-employment and artistic autonomy.

Everything I do is 100% automation, which means I'm just doing it live.

And a revolution of automation finds machines replacing men in the mines and mills of America, without replacing their incomes or their training or their needs to pay the family doctor, grocer and landlord.

So you will see us continue to advance the state of the art or take information that we have in our response data bases and have that drive automation or an automated response by some of our products.

The chief product of an automated society is a widespread and deepening sense of boredom.

In many cases, jobs that used to be done by people are going to be able to be done through automation. I don't have an answer to that. That's one of the more perplexing problems of society.

An organised system of machines, to which motion is communicated by the transmitting mechanism from a central automation, is the most developed form of production by machinery.

We are rapidly moving into the post-industrial age, when we must redefine what is "productive" work, as more and more jobs are being replaced by automation, robotics, and artificial intelligence.

For Quality: Stamp out fires, automate, computerize, M.

B.O., install merit pay, rank people, best efforts, zero defects. WRONG!!!! Missing ingredient: profound knowledge.

From the point of view of the employer, it is in any case simply an item of cost, to be reduced to a minimum if it cannot be eliminated altogether, say, by automation. From the point of view of the workman, it is a "disutility"; to work is to make a sacrifice of one's leisure and comfort, and wages are a kind of compensation for the sacrifice.

Life in this society being, at best, an utter bore and no aspect of society being at all relevant to women, there remains to civic-minded, responsible, thrill-seeking females only to overthrow the government, eliminate the money system, institute complete automation, and destroy the male sex.

When you automate an industry you modernize it; when you automate a life you primitivize it.

If I thought that raising the minimum wage was the best way to help people increase their pay, I would be all for it, but it isn't. If you raise the minimum wage, you're going to make people more expensive than a machine. And that means all this automation that's replacing jobs and people is only going to be accelerated.

As a programmer, it is your job to put yourself out of business.

What you do today can be automated tomorrow.

The three principal trends affecting how we do business in the newspaper production industry might best come under the headings: automation, diversification, distributed print.

If you accept that security is a process, and if you can eliminate the human interaction or intervention in that process by automating more, that is a good thing.

We must be optimistic about the future because it's a self-fulfilling prophecy.

If we are creative and ambitious, intelligent machines will liberate us and be as profound a boon to our prosperity as electricity. If we are fearful, and fail to press ahead, we could be overwhelmed by automation and inequality.

We have already seen some instances of systemic risk in recent times in the Asian financial crisis. But what sparked off the Asian financial crisis? Automated trading programmes!

Automate the headlights so drivers can't forget to turn them on in low visibility.

For at least 2,000,000 years men have been reproducing and multiplying on a little automated spaceship called earth.

Over the eons I've been a fan of, and sucker for, each latest automated system to 'simplify' and 'bring order to' my life. Very early on this led me to the beautiful-and-doomed Lotus Agenda for my DOS computers, and Actioneer for the early Palm.

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