Tuesday 18 September 2012

Tech Quotes we should know about - #TechQuotes

“My God, it's full of stars!” - David Bowman 2001: A Space Odyssey

Clarke's Three Laws:

Arthur C. Clarke formulated the following three "laws" of prediction:

  • When a distinguished but  elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost  certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is  probably wrong.
  • The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
  • Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

“Every revolutionary idea seems to evoke three stages of reaction. They may be summed up by the phrases:
1. It's completely impossible.
2. It's possible, but it's not worth doing.
3. I said it was a good idea all along.”
Arthur C Clarke

“Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity to dream, the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch.” -  Tim Berners-Lee

“The future is already here.”
“It’s just not evenly distributed.”
William Gibson

“Computers make excellent and efficient servants, but I have no wish to serve under them.” - Spock, Star Trek

Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal. - Albert Einstein 

If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it? - Albert Einstein 

"Nothing is withheld from us what we have conceived to do." - Russell Kirsch, inventor of the first internally programmable computer and process for displaying images digitally 

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.  -- Alan Kay

"Man is the lowest-cost, 150-pound, nonlinear, all-purpose computer system which can be mass-produced by unskilled labor." - NASA in 1965

“New technology is common, new thinking is rare.” - Sir Peter Blake

“The interface between man and machine … is more important than the power of the man or the power of the machine in determining overall capability.” — Shyam Sankar

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