October 5th, 2003, 07:41 PM
Some funny computer quotes
"In all large corporations, there is a pervasive fear that someone, somewhere is having fun with a computer on company time. Networks help alleviate that fear."
John C. Dvorak.
"Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way. This happens to us all the time with computers, and nobody thinks of complaining."
"If computers get too powerful, we can organize them into a committee -- that will do them in."
"To err is human--and to blame it on a computer is even more so."
"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 you put tomfoolery into a computer, nothing comes out of it but tomfoolery. But this tomfoolery, having passed through a very expensive machine, is somehow enobled and no-one dares criticize it."
"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers."
"Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning."
"Computer dating is fine, if you're a computer."
Rita May Brown.
"All sorts of computer errors are now turning up. You'd be surprised to know the number of doctors who claim they are treating pregnant men."
"The trouble with the Internet is that it's replacing masturbation as a leisure activity."
October 5th, 2003, 07:45 PM
Whether true or not this one still makes me chuckle..
"640kb ought to be enough for anybody."
* Notes: Attributed to him in 1981 when designing DOS's conventional memory limit as ten times the amount in his computer; Bill Gates has denied saying this and the quote is likely a fabrication.
October 5th, 2003, 11:15 PM