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Early Computers Quotes


"Early on, when software was developed by computer scientists, just people working with computers, people passed around software because that was how you got computers to do things." - Tim O'Reilly

"I think that having been around computers all my life - my father had brought home personal computers at a very early age in the '70s - so being around computers from a very early age perhaps I had even subconsciously seen the exponential progression of what was happening with computers." - Barry Ptolemy

"Overemphasis of efficiency leads to an unfortunate circularity in design: for reasons of efficiency early programming languages reflected the characteristics of the early computers, and each generation of computers reflects the needs of the programming languages of the preceding generation." - Kenneth E. Iverson

"Release early and often." - Kevin Rose

"The early personal computers were not very powerful so the idea of feeding their program into a small amount of memory requires immense skill." - Bill Gates

"I got into computers back in the early '80s, so it was a natural progression of learning about e-mail in the mid-'80s and getting into the Internet when it opened up in the early '90s." - Roger Mcguinn

"Early genius, like early cabbage, does not head well." - Josh Billings

"Go to bed early, get up early-this is wise." - Mark Twain

"It's early yet. It's always early, while you still alive." - Esi Edugyan

"Late children are early orphans." - John Wilmot

"In the early days, computers inspired widespread awe and the popular press dubbed them giant brains. In fact, the computer's power resembled that of a bulldozer; it did not harness subtlety, though subtlety went into its design." - Tracy Kidder

"I don't have any computers in my studio, it's all analog tape. All analog tape, all old equipment, I mean my mics are like from the 60's and early 70's, everything in there is old." - Adrian Younge

"Starting early and getting girls on computers, tinkering and playing with technology, games and new tools, is extremely important for bridging the gender divide that exists now in computer science and in technology." - Beth Simone Noveck

"Computers are stupid." - Pablo Picasso

"Computers make people stupid." - David Gelernter

"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." - James Fallows

"You have crossbows: Shoot early; shoot often." - Janet Morris

"The early worm deserves the bird." - Robert A Heinlein

"Win small, win early, win often." - Gary Hamel

"It's never too early to panic." - Len Goodman

"Girls must be thwarted early in life." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"I hate mornings. They start so early." - Janet Evanovich

"War makes early risers of us all." - Julian Fellowes

"Chastity is curable, if detected early." - Woody Allen

"It is always to early to quit." - Norman Vincent Peale

"[Bob] Corker was an early endorser." - Andrea Mitchell

"That large utterance of the early gods!" - John Keats

"Heaven gives its favourites-early death." - Lord Byron

"Early morning does not mince words." - John Galsworthy

"I was exposed to jazz early on." - Mark White

"Not even computers will replace committees, because committees buy computers." - Edward Shepherd Mead

"Not even computers will replace committees, because committees buy computers." - Shepherd Mead

"Computers aren't magic; teachers are." - Craig R. Barrett

"Today's meters are little computers." - Ros Hubbard

"Computers are' magic; teachers are." - Craig R. Barrett

"I don't really love computers." - John Maeda

"I fix my grandchildren's computers." - Alan Alda

"Early to bed and early to rise, and you'll meet very few of the best people." - George Ade

"Early to bed and early to rise probably indicates unskilled labor." - John Ciardi

"I romanced internally about early death till it was too late to die early ..." - Harriet Martineau

"I find it's as hard to live down an early triumph as an early indiscretion." - Edna St Vincent Millay

"Early to rise and early to bed makes a man healthy, wealthy, and dead." - James Thurber

"A source of strength in the early days was that groups in various parts of the world were prepared to construct experimental computers without necessarily intending them to be the prototype for serial production. As a result, there became available a body of knowledge about what would work and what would not work." - Maurice Wilkes

"The early cyberpunk idea was that networked computers would let us do our work at home, as freelancers, and then transact directly with peers over networks. Digital technology would create tremendous slack, allow us to apply its asynchronous, decentralized qualities to our own work and lives." - Douglas Rushkoff

"As a child, I did what any normal kid who grew up without any electricity would do - I spent countless hours working on a computer wired to my parents' car battery... and learned how to code. This natural passion for computers lead me into the Internet market during the late 1990s and early 2000s." - Ryan Holmes

"Then, early, early, early in the morning-just as in countless Disney films-I heard a rooster crow. But guess what? They don't do it just once." - Vivian Vande Velde

"Walking around an early spring garden- going nowhere." - Kyoshi Takahama

"Judging your early artistic efforts is artist abuse." - Julia Cameron

"Fear never shows up and the party ends early." - Bret Easton Ellis

"Do not desire a long life or an early death" - Shri Radhe Maa

"Who gets up early to discover the moment light begins?" - Rumi

"Very early in my life it was already too late." - Elizabeth Wurtzel

"We do it early like Cheerios and a bagel" - Nicki Minaj

"The early morning has gold in its mouth." - Benjamin Franklin

"For a long time I would go to bed early." - Marcel Proust

"to early seen unknown...and known to late" - William Shakespeare

"This early piece of the morning is mine." - Wallace Stegner

"Your early successes can be your undoing later." - Michael Hyatt

"A one-hit wonder is a legend who stopped early." - Seth Godin

"Fail early, fail often, in order to succeed sooner." - Tom Kelley

"The mind is slow to unlearn what it learnt early." - Seneca the Elder

"I'm up early 'cuz ain't enough light in the daytime" - Pimp C

"Death always comes too early or too late." - Proverbs

"It's never too early or too late to benefit beings." - Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

"I am a big believer in early intervention." - Temple Grandin

"Early admission programs tend to advantage the advantaged." - Derek Bok

"It's always better to leave the party early." - Bill Watterson

"I understood from an early age what being competitive means." - Tamara Ecclestone

"We're taking sports too far and starting kids too early." - Darell Hammond

"People don't understand computers. Computers are magical boxes that do things. People believe what computers tell them." - Bruce Scheneier

"People don't understand computers. Computers are magical boxes that do things. People believe what computers tell them." - Bruce Schneier

"Early to bed and early to rise," Mazer intoned, "makes a man stupid and blind in the eyes." - Orson Scott Card

"Farmers buy a lot of computers." - Seymour Cray

"The purpose of computers is human freedom." - Ted Nelson

"You can and must understand computers NOW." - Ted Nelson

"They have the Internet on computers now?" - Homer

"Computers don't lie, but liars can compute." - Terry Hayes

"Computers have changed the World of Chess." - Vladimir Kramnik

"You can and must understand computers now!" - Ted Nelson

"Don't anthropomorphize computers - they hate it." - Anonymous

"Computers don't kill books; people do." - Douglas Rushkoff

"Computers double their performance every month." - Stephen Hawking

"I don't know anything about computers." - Adam Carolla

"Something else has happened with computers." - Seth Lloyd

"Computers are not accountable. People are." - George Richard Marek

"Computers have virtually replaced tape recorders." - Tony Visconti

"Living with computers gives funny ideas." - Wim Crouwel

"Computers make me totally blank out." - Dalai Lama

"I used to smoke marijuana. But I'll tell you something: I would only smoke it in the late evening. Oh, occasionally the early evening, but usually the late evening - or the mid-evening. Just the early evening, midevening and late evening. Occasionally, early afternoon, early midafternoon, or perhaps the late-midafternoon. Oh, sometimes the early-mid-late-early morning. . . . But never at dusk." - Steve Martin

"I used to smoke marijuana. But I"ll tell you something: I would only smoke it in the late evening. Oh, occasionally the early evening, but usually the late evening - or the mid-evening. Just the early evening, midevening and late evening. Occasionally, early afternoon, early midafternoon, or perhaps the late-midafternoon. Oh, sometimes the early-mid-late-early morning. . . . But never at dusk." - Steve Martin

"The drugs of the future will be computers. The computers of the future will be drugs." - Terence Mckenna

"A number of people who are interested in computers in this lifetime programmed computers in Atlantis." - Frederick Lenz

"Mac people use their computers; Windows people put up with their computers" - Wil Shipley

"I don't understand computers. I don't even understand people who understand computers." - Juliana of the Netherlands

"Computers are only capable of a certain kind of randomness because computers are finite devices." - Tristan Perich

"Mac users swear by their computers. PC users swear at their computers." - Anonymous

"Unfortunately, computers are?stupid.Unlike human beings, computers possess the truly profound stupidity of the inanimate." - Bruce Sterling

"I grew up before computers. Computers are changing things, not all for the good." - Graham Hawkes

"The future lies in designing and selling computers that people don't realize are computers at all." - Adam Osborne

"I have lived with the prospect of an early death for the last 49 years. I'm not afraid of death, but I'm in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first. I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark." - Stephen Hawking

"Much of the early engineering development of digital computers was done in universities. A few years ago, the view was commonly expressed that universities had played their part in computer design, and that the matter could now safely be left to industry. [...] Apart from the obvious functions of keeping in the public domain material that might otherwise be hidden, universities can make a special contribution by reason of their freedom from commercial considerations, including freedom from the need to follow the fashion." - Maurice Wilkes

"Early bird Oh, if you're a bird, be an early bird And catch the worm for your breakfast plate. If you're a bird, be an early bird- But if you're a worm, sleep late." - Shel Silverstein

"Managerial and professional people hadn't really used computers, hadn't sat down at keyboards, until personal computers. Personal computers have a totally different feel." - Mitch Kapor

"If our early lessons of acceptance were as successful as our early lessons of anger how much happier we would all be." - Peter Mcwilliams

"anyone who gets up early by inclination or has been forced to rise early out of necessity finds it intolerable that others should go on sleeping soundly" - Jose Saramago

"Come in early, so there'll be time to pop corn,' Mrs. Ray said. If she mentioned popping corn, they always came in early. So she usually mentioned it." - Maud Hart Lovelace

"It is early, early morning. It's that time when it's still dark but you know the day is coming. Blue is bleeding through black. Stars are dying." - Markus Zusak

"Dear, don't think of getting out of bed yet. I've always suspected that early rising in early life makes one nervous." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"Rose early to seek God and found Him whom my soul loveth. Who would not rise early to meet such company?" - Robert Murray M'Cheyne

"There were a lot of missteps in the early days, but because we got in early we got to make more mistakes than other people." - Bill Gates

"The early Christian rules of life were not made to last, because the early Christians did not believe that the world itself was going to last." - George Bernard Shaw

"Bad luck for the young poet would be a rich father, an early marriage, an early success or the ability to do anything well." - Charles Bukowski

"Often I had to imagine the things I needed. I learned very early to read amidst noise. And so I started writing and drawing at an early age." - Gunter Grass

"Only if the computers really love each other." - Groucho Marx

"Computers are not good or bad; they are powerful." - Sherry Turkle

"I'm a very simple person. I don't use computers." - Carrie-Anne Moss

"Computers show up everywhere except the growth statistics." - Robert Solow

"Why have computers? Politicians are far more calculating." - Andre Brie

"Fertilizer played a greater role in this case than computers." - Mike Godwin

"Within 10 years computers won't even keep us as pets." - Marvin Minsky

"The fastest thing computers do is go obsolete." - Andy Rooney

"If computers take over, it will serve us right." - Alistair Cooke

"The computers are not replacing mathematicians; they are breeding them." - Martin Gardner

"Computers and games don't waste time - people do." - Bill Gates

"Man should rule with computers, not vice versa." - Leonard J. V. Compagno

"Computers are like humans - they do everything except think." - John Von Neumann

"Computers will be the death of us all." - Ira Carmen

"Ultimately, I consider people to be more important than computers." - Theodore Ts'o

"Just remember when you post something, the computers remember forever" - Eric Schmidt

"Only by counting could humans demonstrate their independence of computers." - Douglas Adams

"Computers aren't intelligent, they only think they are." - Emo Philips

"It's a bug that cars were invented before computers." - Eric Schmidt

"Any nitwit can understand computers, and many do." - Ted Nelson

"With computers we can work everything out from the beginning." - Frank Gehry

"Humans are language machines, computers are language machines." - Howard Rheingold

"Microsoft has changed the way people think about computers." - Arfa Karim

"Computers, singing, reading, painting and gardening are my hobbies." - Arfa Karim

"Computers are useless - all they can give you are answers." - Pablo Picasso

"Besides, REAL computers have a rename() system call. :-)" - Larry Wall

"All programmers are playwrights and all computers are lousy actors." - Anonymous

"Computers have lots of memory but no imagination." - Anonymous

"Whom computers would destroy, they must first drive mad." - Anonymous

"Besides, REAL computers have a rename() system call." - Larry Wall

"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers." - Pablo Picasso

"I'm not afraid of computers taking over the world." - Thom Yorke

"Our lives sometimes depend on computers performing as predicted." - Philip Emeagwali

"Computers are to design as microwaves are to cooking." - Milton Glaser

"Today, computers are almost second nature to most of us." - James Dyson

"Most computers today have built in backup software." - Barton Gellman

"Video games and computers have become babysitters for kids." - Taylor Kitsch



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