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Quotes for geeks October 7, 2006

Posted by Al in : funny , trackback

There are rather a lot of humorous and amusing quotes on this page, suitable for geeks of all types and preferences. There are far too many to quote in full, but they are definitely worth reading and I think I might copy these into a random signature generator. Some that stood out for me were:


Man is the best computer we can put aboard a spacecraft…and the only one that can be mass produced with unskilled labor.
(Wernher von Braun)

The city’s central computer told you? R2D2, you know better than to trust a strange computer!

Scotty: She’s all yours, sir. All systems automated and ready. A chimpanzee and two trainees could run her!
Kirk: Thank you, Mr. Scott, I’ll try not to take that personally.
(Star Trek)

If the automobile had followed the same development cycle as the computer, a Rolls-Royce would today cost $100, get a million miles per gallon, and explode once a year, killing everyone inside.
(“Robert X. Cringely”, Computerworld)

To err is human, but to really foul things up you need a computer.
(Paul Ehrlich)

All parts should go together without forcing. You must remember that the parts you are reassembling were disassembled by you. Therefore, if you can’t get them together again, there must be a reason. By all means, do not use a hammer.
(1925 IBM Maintenance Manual)


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