some cool (?) computer quotes
Courtesy various friends and internet activists - hope
you're all flattered by me quoting your quotes?
"Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons."
Popular Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of science, 1949.
"I think there is a
world market for maybe five computers."
"Remember HAL shift-right
1 = IBM."
"I have traveled the
length and breadth of this country and talked with the best people, and
I can assure you that data processing is a fad that won't last out the
"Nu är det sagt så, och då är
det så, och då är det det som gäller"
"Why is it that these application
developers insist on using the framework? Why can't they do
what we do; lean back and admire the beautiful indentation?"
"But what ... is it
"There is no reason
anyone would want a computer in their home."
"Technology is dominated
by two types of people: those who understand what they do not manage, and
those who manage what they do not understand."
"DOS addresses only
1 Megabyte of RAM because we cannot imagine any applications needing more."
"Windows NT addresses
2 Gigabytes of RAM which is more than any application will ever need"
"Of course, part of
what we're seing here at Comdex is a strong message: We believe OS/2 is
the platform for the 90's"
"Windows NT 3.5 is
not designed to route packets. . .so your Internet Service Provider cannot
be a Windows NT 3.5 box."
"...Unix, MS-DOS, and
Windows NT (also known as the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly)."
"UNIX is user-friendly
... it's just selective about who its friends are!!"
"Of course Java will
succeed! How could it not? There's not a damn new thing in it!"
"Don't worry about
the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia."
"The Word Processor's
Rule: Nothing highlights a document as much as a failure in the spele checker"
"Every Computer Scientist Should
Go Meta At Least Once In Their Life"
"The UNIX Guru's View
who say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it."
Not much to do with programming, but a profound statement if ever I saw one...