“Computer science is no more about computers than Astronomy is about telescopes” – Edsger Dijkstra
“I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone… My wish has come true: I no longer know how to use my telephone” – Bjarne Stroustrup
“The most important single decision I ever made was to change the IBM 360 series from a 6-bit byte to an 8-bit byte, thereby enabling the use of lowercase letters. That change propagated everywhere.” – Frederick Phillips Brooks, Jr.
“…the one single development that put computers on their feet was the invention of a reliable form of memory, namely, the core memory. Its cost was reasonable, it was reliable and, because it was reliable, it could in due course be made large.” – Maurice Wilkes
“Créer, c’est résister. Résister, c’est créer… ” – Stéphane Hessel
« La chance ne sourit qu’aux esprits bien préparés » – Louis Pasteur
“Our idea of the Macintosh was a computer for people who want to use e computer, rather than learn how to use the computer.” – Steve Jobs
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“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.” – Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943.
“There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.” – Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977.
“Originally one thought that if there were a half dozen large computers in this country, hidden away in research laboratories, this would take care of all requirements we had throughout the country.”- Howard H. Aiken , 1952