No amount of outer technology, no amount of computers and biotechnology and nanotechnology is going to stop the continuation of warfare and racism and environmental destruction. What's called for on the Earth at this time is really a change of heart ... the question is really not the future of humanity, but the presence of eternity.— Jack Kornfield
Jittery Computer Technology quotations
The best computer is a man, and it’s the only one that can be mass-produced by unskilled labor.
The most amazing achievement of the computer software industry is its continuing cancellation of the steady and staggering gains made by the computer hardware industry.
Let's stick to the practical and the concrete: Would you like it if people lived in a virtual world? If machines were smarter than people? If, in the future, people, animals and plants were products of technology? If you don't like these ideas, then for you the computer and biological sciences clearly are dangerous.
The question of whether computers can think is like the question of whether submarines can swim.
From then on, when anything went wrong with a computer, we said it had bugs in it.
The computer is the most extraordinary of man's technological clothing;
it's an extension of our central nervous system. Beside it, the wheel is a mere hula-hoop.
There can be infinite uses of the computer and of new age technology, but if teachers themselves are not able to bring it into the classroom and make it work, then it fails.
Automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.
Most of you are familiar with the virtues of a programmer.
There are three, of course: laziness, impatience, and hubris.
Atlantis was a highly evolved civilization where the sciences and arts were far more advanced than one might guess. Atlantis was technologically advanced in genetic engineering, computer science, inter-dimensional physics, and artistically developed with electronic music and crystal art forms.
I'm an enemy of what I call 'computer theology.
' There's a class conflict out there. There's a techno-elite that lives in a different world.
Science is supposedly the method by which we stand on the shoulders of those who came before us. In computer science, we all are standing on each others' feet.
Software suppliers are trying to make their software packages more 'user-friendly'... Their best approach so far has been to take all the old brochures and stamp the words 'user-friendly' on the cover.
Quantum computation is... a distinctively new way of harnessing nature... It will be the first technology that allows useful tasks to be performed in collaboration between parallel universes.
Getting an education at MIT is like taking a drink from a fire hose.
So evidently music was a killer app and is a killer app for computer and the Internet; it just took the tech industry a long time to hear that message.
Computer science education cannot make anybody an expert programmer any more than studying brushes and pigment can make somebody an expert painter.
Language as the technology of human extension, whose powers of division and separation we know so well, may have been the "Tower of Babel" by which men sought to scale the highest heavens. Today computers hold out the promise of a means of instant tr
The trouble with programmers is that you can never tell what a programmer is doing until it's too late.
In the old days, people robbed stagecoaches and knocked off armored trucks.
Now they're knocking off servers.
Considering the current sad state of our computer programs, software development is clearly still a black art, and cannot yet be called an engineering discipline.
We can just assume they have much more and powerful, more advanced technology, all the new computers, everything could be much more easier and help them to build much more and many more nuclear weapons.
The computers in Atlantis were infinitely evolved as opposed to what we see today. The science, the technology, everything was really done with light. All processing was done with light, with crystal formations and structures. Electricity is much too slow.
Computer games don't affect kids; I mean if Pac-Man affected us as kids, we'd all be running around in darkened rooms, munching magic pills and listening to repetitive electronic music.
Hardware: where the people in your company's software section will tell you the problem is. Software: where the people in your company's hardware section will tell you the problem is.
The computer programmer is a creator of universes for which he alone is responsible. Universes of virtually unlimited complexity can be created in the form of computer programs.
If the automobile had followed the same development as the computer, a Rolls Royce would today cost $100 and get a million miles per gallon, and explode once a year killing everyone inside.
You can either have software quality or you can have pointer arithmetic, but you cannot have both at the same time.
Computers get better faster than anything else ever.
A child's PlayStation today is more powerful than a military supercomputer from 1996.
Technology and computers are very much at the core of our economy going forward.
To be prepared for the demands of the 21st century-and to take advantage of its opportunities-it is essential that more of our students today learn basic computer programming skills, no matter what field of work they want to pursue.
The best programmers are not marginally better than merely good ones.
They are an order-of-magnitude better, measured by whatever standard: conceptual creativity, speed, ingenuity of design, or problem-solving ability.
Computer : a million morons working at the speed of light.
Not even computers will replace committees, because committees buy computers.
The inside of a computer is as dumb as hell but it goes like mad!