computers

A Quote by Studs Terkel on children, computers, and facts

Last year I picked up the New York Times and there was a story about a kid from Dartmouth who was bragging that he never left his room, and made dates and ordered pizza with his computer. The piece de resistance of this story was that he had two roommates, and he was proud of the fact that he only talked to them by computer.

Studs Terkel (1912 -)

Source: only talked to them by computer

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A Quote by Studs Terkel on computers, day, deals, fortune, people, and silence

One day I visited a guy who had made a fortune as a broker. He was sitting in his office with his computer. I hire people from here and make deals from this room, he told me. Then he took me to the trading room. Nobody was talking to anybody else, the place was silent as a tomb, they were all sitting there watching their terminals - a great word, terminal. I tell you, it scares the crap out of me.

Studs Terkel (1912 -)

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A Quote by Steven Paul (Steve) Jobs on company, computers, dreams, and people

I try to get people to see what I have. . . . When you run a computer company, you have to get people to buy into your dreams.

Steve Jobs (1955 -)

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A Quote by Stanley Marcus on computers, contentment, difficulty, experience, fatherhood, quality, and success

I was brought up by a father who was difficult to satisfy because he always felt something could be made or done better. He was never content with success. . . . It does take eyeball. I'm afraid as great as computers are, they cannot tell you about the quality of your product. The profitability, yes, but not the quality. The human eye, the human experience, is the one thing that can make quality better - or poorer.

Stanley Marcus

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A Quote by Stan Augarten on composers, computers, and logic

Computers are composed of nothing more than logic gates stretched out to the horizon in a vast numerical irrigation system.

Stan Augarten

Source: State of the Art: A Photographic History of the Integrated Circuit. New York: Ticknor and Fields.

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A Quote by Shepherd Mead on computers

Not even computers will replace committees, because committees buy computers.

Shepherd Mead (1914 -)

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A Quote by Scott Raymond Adams on computers, facts, future, and time

Methods for predicting the future: 1) read horoscopes, tea leaves, tarot cards, or crystal balls . . . collectively known as "nutty methods;" 2) put well-researched facts into sophisticated computer . . . commonly referred to as "a complete waste of time."

Scott Raymond Adams (1957 -)

Source: The Dilbert Future.

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A Quote by Scott Raymond Adams on animals, computers, and play

Man is a game playing animal and a computer is another way to play games.

Scott Raymond Adams (1957 -)

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A Quote by Samuel P. Ginder on behavior, computers, and rules

If moral behavior were simply following rules, we could program a computer to be moral.

Samuel P. Ginder

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A Quote by Ronald Graham on computers, correction, proof, science, and understanding

It wouild be very discouraging if somewhere down the line you could ask a computer if the Riemann hypothesis is correct and it said, 'Yes, it is true, but you won't be able to understand the proof.' John Horgan. Scientific American 269:4 (October 1993) 92-103.

Ronald Graham

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