computers

A Quote by Thomas J. Watson on computers and future

Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.

Thomas Watson (1874 - 1956)

Source: Thomas Watson, the chairman of IBM in 1943

Contributed by: witzend

A Quote by Spot on digital, psychedelic, silicon, computers, and life

I feel I’m opening a portal to an abstract world of pixels and algorithms. My artwork is a message of peace and love from this machine world to humanity.

Spot

Source: the Electric Sheep screen saver

Contributed by: solipse

A Quote by Steve Case on vision, customers, people, and computers

I think one of the things that was useful to me was not really college, but just reading books and studying how major consumer innovations took place. If you look back at the history of the telephone a century earlier, it took decades before it was common. Initially people said, "Why would I ever need a phone? If I want to talk to somebody I'll just go next door and talk to them." You couldn't imagine that people would have phones. So eventually, after many years, maybe there was a phone in the bar in town. If you had to make a call to somebody, you'd go to that one phone and enter a party line, a shared line, and so forth. Eventually, it got to the point where people did say, "You know, you do need a phone in your home!" By the time I was growing up everybody had a phone in their home. Today they have multiple phones in their homes and cell phones and computer access with instant messaging.

Steve Case

Source: Academy of Achievement: Steve Case Interview: http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/cas1int-1

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by David Berlinski on god, nothing, computers, software, and world

Ultimately, Leibniz argued, there are only two absolutely simple concepts, God and Nothingness. From these, all other concepts may be constructed, the world, and everything within it, arising from some primordial argument between the deity and nothing whatsoever. And then, by some inscrutable incandescent insight, Leibniz came to see that what is crucial in what he had written is the alternation between God and Nothingness. And for this, the numbers 0 and 1 suffice.

David Berlinski

Source: The Advent of the Algorithm: The 300-Year Journey from an Idea to the Computer, Pages: 14

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by unknown on geeking out, programming, and computers

There are only 10 types of people in the world: people who understand binary and people who don't.

unknown

Contributed by: John

A Quote by Tim Berners-Lee on computers

Computers might not find the solutions to our problems, but they would be able to do the bulk of the legwork required, assist our human minds in intuitively finding ways through the maze.

Tim Berners-Lee

Source: Weaving the Web: The Original Design and Ultimate Destiny of the World Wide Web, Pages: 5

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Pablo Ruiz Picasso on computers

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.

Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Yasser Sierawan on chess, computers, and fear

Describing one competitive advantage of IBM's Deep Blue chess computer. It has no fear.

Yasser Sierawan

Source: 1996

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Wernher von Braun on computers and labor

Man is the best computer we can put aboard a spacecraft . . . and the only one that can be mass produced with unskilled labor.

Wernher von Braun (1912 - 1977)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by U.S. Supreme Court on computers, endings, seriousness, speech, and value

The breadth of the [Communications Decency Act's] coverage is wholly unprecedented.... The scope of the CDA is not limited to commercial speech or commercial entities. Its open ended prohibitions embrace all nonprofit entities and individuals posting indecent messages or displaying them on their own computers in the presence of minors. The general, undefined terms "indecent" and "patently offensive" cover large amounts of nonpornographic material with serious educational or other value.

U.S. Supreme Court

Source: 1997 Janet Reno et al. v. ACLU et al.

Contributed by: Zaady

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