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Macintosh Computers Quotes


"If I had not studied music, there would be no Macintosh computers today." - Jef Raskin

"Microsoft certainly makes products for the Macintosh." - Melinda Gates

"Computers are stupid." - Pablo Picasso

"The next generation of interesting software will be done on the Macintosh, not the IBM PC." - Bill Gates

"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

"And, of course, you have the commercials where savvy businesspeople get ahead by using their MacIntosh computers to create the ultimate American business product: a really sharp-looking report." - Dave Barry

"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

"I'm a Macintosh nut. I got my PowerBook, so if I'm not writing jokes, I'm working on that." - Jeff Dunham

"Ross Perot came and visited Apple several times and visited the Macintosh factory. Ross was a systems thinker." - John Sculley

"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

"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

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

"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

"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

"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

"Everything that I've learned about computers at MIT I have boiled down into three principles: Unix: You think it won't work, but if you find the right wizard, they can make it work. Macintosh: You think it will work, but it won't. PC/Windows: You think it won't work, and it won't." - Philip Greenspun

"It was 4 or 5 years into my first design job before the idea of doing graphic design on computers started taking hold. I started working in 1980, the Macintosh was introduced in 1984, then the real desktop publishing only started coming around in 85-86, but it wasn't really until the end of the decade that the transition became irresistible." - Michael Bierut

"DOS computers manufactured by companies such as IBM, Compaq, Tandy, and millions of others are by far the most popular, with about 70 million machines in use worldwide. Macintosh fans, on the other hand, may note that cockroaches are far more numerous than humans, and that numbers alone do not denote a higher life form." - Anonymous

"I am a night creature, and I write from midnight till dawn, secluded in my office and surrounded by my collection of dragons (I have 400 of them). I only use Macintosh computers, which I name in dynastic order. Right now I'm using MacDragon 5. Only the devil is able to decipher my handwriting." - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

"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

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

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

"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

"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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"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

"Computers are like a bicycle for our minds" - Steve Jobs

"Computers in classrooms are the filmstrips of the 1990s." - Clifford Stoll

"Pixar is not about computers, it's about people." - John Lasseter

"Computers get better faster than anything else ever." - Erik Brynjolfsson

"I am cursed with computers; something always goes wrong." - Carla Bruni

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

"People who tell computers what to do, and people who are told by computers what to do." - Marc Andreessen

"People who tell computers what to do, and people who are told by computers what to do." - Marc Andreessen

"They were saying computers deal with numbers. This was absolutely nonsense. Computers deal with arbitrary information of any kind." - Ted Nelson

"The danger of computers becoming like humans is not as great as the danger of humans becoming like computers." - Konrad Zuse

"Because I believe that humans are computers, I conjectured that computers, like people, can have left- and right-handed versions." - Philip Emeagwali

"People think computers will keep them from making mistakes. They're wrong. With computers you make mistakes faster." - Adam Osborne

"On the day he unveiled the Macintosh, a reporter from Popular Science asked Jobs what type of market research he had done. Jobs responded by scoffing, "Did Alexander Graham Bell do any market research before he invented the telephone?" - Walter Isaacson

"Part of what made the Macintosh great was that the people working on it were musicians and poets and artists and zoologists and historians who also happened to be the best computer scientists in the world." - Steve Jobs

"I just had a romance that I really care about, a lot-I mean, a lot-go up in smoke. Because of the stress, and the sort of other woman that Macintosh is." - Steve Jobs

"If I were running Apple, I would milk the Macintosh for all it's worth - and get busy on the next great thing. The PC wars are over. Done. Microsoft won a long time ago." - Steve Jobs

"The difference between e-mail and regular mail is that computers handle e-mail, and computers never decide to come to work one day and shoot all the other computers." - Jamais Cascio

"The spread of computers and the Internet will put jobs in two categories. People who tell computers what to do, and people who are told by computers what to do." - Marc Andreessen

"That's the new way - with computers, computers, computers. That's the way we can have the cell survive and get some new information in high resolution. We started about five years ago and, today, I think we have reached the target." - Lennart Nilsson

"Computers are here to stay. It is a major challenge for the future to use computers efficiently in combinatorics without losing its special appeal." - Noga Alon

"We created computers as an extension of our brains, and now we're connecting through those computers and the Internet cloud as a way of expanding them," - Tiffany Shlain

"To compare books to computers, I mean, computers are the way to get books. That is the medium for distributing text because it doesn't require paper." - Nicholas Negroponte

"The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers." - Sydney J Harris

"People assume that computers will do everything that humans do. Not good. People are different from each other and they are all really different from computers." - Eric Schmidt

"We're getting so pulled in by computers and technology, and our kids have their face in the computers all day. The human relationship is being diminished by this." - Lenny Kravitz

"I take computers practically apart and put them back together. I have a supercomputer I built over the years out of different computers." - Jared Leto

"The guy who knows about computers is the last person you want to have creating documentation for people who don't understand computers." - Adam Osborne

"Computers are like bikinis. They save people a lot of guesswork." - Sam Ewing

"Computers are good at following instructions, but not at reading your mind." - Donald Knuth

"You simply cannot understand psychedelic drugs, which activate the brain, unless you understand something about computers." - Timothy Leary

"Cryptography has generated number theory, algebraic geometry over finite fields, algebra, combinatorics and computers." - Vladimir Arnold

"The next major explosion is going to be when genetics and computers come together." - Alvin Toffler

"They work now with computers for building buildings and books, but not ever with new ideas." - Emil Ruder

"Programs are meant to be read by humans and only incidentally for computers to execute." - Donald Knuth

"Without computers we will be stuck only proving theorems that have short proofs." - Kenneth Appel

"As for explaining mathematical phenomena it opens the question: explaining to whom? humans?, other computers?" - Gil Kalai

"Computers creating art is an upsetting concept mostly because of what it means about humans." - Jonny Lee Miller

"Although computers allow people to talk at the speed of light, no one talks that fast." - Perry Brass

"Today, computers help us making the music. Its really a tool." - Yael Naim

"The computers are in control. We just live in their world." - Danny Hillis

"Computers can solve all kinds of problems except the unemployment problem they create." - Laurence J Peter

"The problem with computers is that there is not enough Africa in them." - Brian Eno

"The largest and most powerful computers are still no match for the smallest and weakest humans." - Alison Gopnik

"Don't explain computers to laymen. Simpler to explain sex to a virgin." - Robert A Heinlein

"I despise computers in many ways. I think they're hopelessly underevolved and overrated." - Brian Eno

"...real computers scared me; if you can find Them, then They can find you..." - Jennifer Egan

"With thought comprising a non-computational element, computers can never do what we human beings can." - Roger Penrose

"Computers are finite machines; when given the same input, they always produce the same output." - Greg Perry

"I despise computers in many ways. I think they"re hopelessly underevolved and overrated." - Brian Eno

"If computers are the wave of the future, displays are the surfboards." - Ted Nelson

"We need to build computers for the masses, not the classes," - Jack Tramiel

"If you don't know how compilers work, then you don't know how computers work." - Steve Yegge

"Wizards and computers get along about as well as flamethrowers and libraries." - Jim Butcher

"Our experience using computers reflects a trade-off that was made fifty years ago or more." - Paul Dourish

"My computer tells me that in twenty-five years there will be no more computers." - Edward Abbey

"OK Computer? More like No Thank You Computers. They killed my father, and I hate them." - Thom Yorke

"Economists are like computers. They need to have facts punched into them." - Kenneth E. Boulding

"Financial hydrogen bombs built on personal computers by 26-year-olds with MBAs." - Felix Rohatyn

"I've gotta keep life and computers separate, or else I'm gonna go mad." - Tracy Kidder

"I rarely saw people sitting at computers producing real code wearing ties." - Philippe Kahn

"For every door the computers have closed they have opened a new one." - Viswanathan Anand

"Computers are our only opponents that don't always have no excuse when losing against me." - Bobby Fischer

"Successful knowledge transfer involves neither computers nor documents but rather interactions between people." - Thomas H. Davenport

"I didn't realize how good I was with computers until I met my parents." - Mike Birbiglia

"The whole history of computers is rampant with cheerleading at best and bigotry at worst." - Larry Wall

"I try to make computers say things like You have 60 seconds to achieve safe distance." - Terry Pratchett

"More time is wasted in front of computers than on highways." - Ben Shneiderman

"The entire effort of artificial intelligence is essentially a fight against computers" rigidity." - Douglas Hofstadter

"Computers make people stupid." - David Gelernter

"There is a real danger that computers will develop intelligence and take over." - Stephen Hawking

"Computer science has as much to do with computers as astronomy has to do with telescopes." - Edsger Dijkstra

"Computers make excellent and efficient servants, but I have no wish to serve under them." - Leonard Nimoy

"Computers in the future will weigh no more than 1.5 tons." - Anonymous

"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." - Thomas J Watson

"Personally I am not very self-reliant when it comes to internet and computers." - Domenico Dolce

"Computers allow architects to remain parental instead of being marginalized by the contractors and managers." - Frank Gehry

"Socialization would be the most successful thing to bring mainstream audiences to online computers." - Tim Wu



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