I’ve always loved quotes, and I have found that often times, they make you stop for a minute to think about what was really said. I tend to enjoy humorous quotes most, but there are a few serious ones out there that are interesting. Today’s “MyFive” is simply a collection of some of my favorite quotes that relate to computers and technology. If you have a favorite, feel free to share…
- “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” –Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943
To think that there are households out there with more than five computers! It’s amazing to think that the chairman of IBM once thought there wasn’t really going to be a market for computers. Can you imagine a world with only five computers? I can’t.
- “There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.” –Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977
The fact that this was fairly recent is amusing, simply because at this point, I can’t think of a reason why you wouldn’t want a computer in your home.
- “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.” Rich Cook
No explanation needed. :)
- “UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity.” Dennis Ritchie
Any of you agree that you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity of UNIX?
- “The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn’t think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential.” -Steve Ballmer
I agree 100% with Ballmer here. Technology is amazing and has allowed so many people to learn more than they ever thought was possible. There’s a whole new aspect of creativity that has come about because of it, and it’s really changed the way we learn and what we do.