Technology has forever changed the world we live in. We're online, in one way or another, all day long. Our phones and computers have become reflections of our personalities, our interests, and our identities. They hold much that is important to us.
Originally, I was in both software and in online computing. The first innovation really was sort of at that time that we're marrying the telephone and the computer so that people wouldn't have to drive to the computer center. We didn't have $1,000 computers.
They were saying computers deal with numbers. This was absolutely nonsense. Computers deal with arbitrary information of any kind.
I actually use a computer a lot. I have three computers that I use on a regular basis - one is on my desk top in my Washington office, another is at home, and I have my laptop that I use when I'm travelling.
Life was simple before World War II. After that, we had systems.
What do we want our kids to do? Sweep up around Japanese computers?
I wouldn't know how to find eBay on the computer if my life depended on it.
Supercomputers will achieve one human brain capacity by 2010, and personal computers will do so by about 2020.
I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.
I don't look at computers as opponents. For me it is much more interesting to beat humans.
I got up with my wife, I sat down at the computer when she went to work, and I didn't stop until she got home.
We could say we want the Web to reflect a vision of the world where everything is done democratically. To do that, we get computers to talk with each other in such a way as to promote that ideal.
We demand privacy, yet we glorify those that break into computers.
At our computer club, we talked about it being a revolution. Computers were going to belong to everyone, and give us power, and free us from the people who owned computers and all that stuff.
We're flooding people with information. We need to feed it through a processor. A human must turn information into intelligence or knowledge. We've tended to forget that no computer will ever ask a new question.
In computing, turning the obvious into the useful is a living definition of the word 'frustration'.
Computers are like Old Testament gods lots of rules and no mercy.
Modern people are only willing to believe in their computers, while I believe in myself.
Reading computer manuals without the hardware is a frustrating as reading sex manuals without the software.
I am afraid that this chapter will amply demonstrate the truth of Clarke's 69th Law, viz., Reading computer manuals without the hardware is as frustrating as reading sex manuals without the software. In both cases the cure is simple though usually very expensive.
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