Quotations on Computers

By bobcat
Sep 22, 2008
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  1. In this thread, members can post their favourite quotation(s) on computing. These can be serious or amusing.

    I start off with a few random quotations:

    • If the automobile had followed the same development cycle as the computer, a Rolls-Royce would today cost $100, get a million miles per gallon, and explode once a year, killing everyone inside. (Robert X Cringely)

    • If a trainstation is where the train stops, what's a workstation...?

    • Multimedia? As far as I'm concerned, it's reading with the radio on! (Rory Bremner)

    • You can tell you are a Computer addict if:
    You just tried to enter your password on the microwave.
    Your reason for not staying in touch with family is that they do not have e-mail addresses.
    You get an extra phone line so you can get phone calls.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    "Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons."
    - Popular Mechanics, 1949

    "But what is it good for?"
    (Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM, commenting on the microchip, 1968)

    "There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home." - Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of DEC 1977

    “640K ought to be enough for anybody.” -- Bill Gates, 1981 (actually Bill Gates denies this quote)

    "The Internet? Is that thing still around?"
    (Homer Simpson)

    "Programming is like sex: one mistake and you're providing support for a lifetime."
    (Michael Sinz)

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