Humans are communications junkies. We just can't get enough.
I realized that informed criticism has completely been done in by the web. Because the web has produced so much uninformed criticism. It's kind of a Gresham's Law-bad money drives the good money out of circulation. Bad criticism drives good criticism out of circulation. You just can't criticize anything.
A new friend is new wine, when it grows old, you will enjoy drinking it.
The real romance is out ahead and yet to come. The computer revolution hasn't started yet.
The computer is simply an instrument whose music is ideas.
A computer scientist is a machine for converting coffee into urine.
Artificial intelligence is what we don't know how to do yet.
School is basically about one point of view- the one the teacher has or the textbooks have. They don't like the idea of having different points of view.
Having an intelligent secretary does not get rid of the need to read, write, and draw, etc. In a well functioning world, tools and agents are complementary.
Simple things should be simple and complex things should be possible.
The tree of research must be fed from time to time with the blood of bean-counters, for it is its natural manure.
In computers, every 'new explosion' was set off by a software product that allowed users to program differently.
Any company large enough to have a research lab is too large to listen to it.
Change is easy, except for the changed part.
An important technology first creates a problem and then solves it.
I don't know how many of you have ever met Dijkstra, but you probably know that arrogance in computer science is measured in nano Dijkstras.
I invented the term 'Object-Oriented', and I can tell you I did not have C++ in mind.
Scratch the surface in a typical boardroom and we're all just cavemen with briefcases, hungry for a wise person to tell us stories.
People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware.
Technology is anything invented after you were born.
The most disastrous thing that you can ever learn is your first programming language.
In success there's a tendency to keep on doing what you were doing.
If you're not failing 90% of the time, then you're probably not working on sufficiently challenging problems.
A change in perspective is worth 80 IQ points.
The best way to predict the future is to invent it.