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"I believe OS/2 is destined to be the most important operating system, and
possibly program, of all time"
-- Bill Gates (198?)
"To err is human, but to really foul things up requires a computer."
-- Farmers' Almanac, 1978
"All programmers are playwrights and all computers are lousy actors."
"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers."
-- Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
"Computers can figure out all kinds of problems, except the things in
the world that just don't add up."
-- James Magary
"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."
-- Jeff Raskin, interviewed in Doctor Dobb's Journal
"If computers get too powerful, we can organize them into a committee
-- that will do them in."
-- Bradley's Bromide
"There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his
-- Ken Olson, President, Digital Equipment, 1977
"Where a calculator on the ENIAC is equpped with 18,000 vaccuum tubes
and weighs 30 tons, computers in the future may have only 1,000 vaccuum
tubes and perhaps weigh 1 1/2 tons."
-- Popular Mechanics, March 1949
"The most overlooked advantage to owning a computer is that if they
foul up there's no law against wacking them around a little."
"Technology is dominated by two types of people: those who understand
what they do not manage, and those who manage what they do not
-- Putt's Law
"Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things
they make it easier to do don't need to be done."
-- Andy Rooney