Before you hit the “delete” key, have a look at some quotes and proverbs about computers, information technology and the internet.

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A computer keyboard is often dirtier than a toilet seat.


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An internet eternity.

More than about five seconds.

As far as we know, our computer has never had an undetected error.

By 2029, computers will have emotional intelligence and be convincing as people.

Ray Kurzweil

Computers and the Internet have made it really easy to rant. It's made everyone overly opinionated.

Scott Weiland

Computers are good at following instructions, but not at reading your mind.

Donald Knuth

Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.

Joseph Campbell

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.

Pablo Picasso

Computers can never replace human stupidity.

Computers will understand sarcasm before Americans do.

Geoffrey Hinton

Database: the information you lose when your memory crashes.

Dave Barry

I am thankful the most important key in history was invented. It's not the key to your house, your car, your boat, your safety deposit box, your bike lock or your private community. It's the key to order, sanity, and peace of mind. The key is "Delete."

Elayne Boosler

I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.

Stephen Hawking

I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image.

Stephen Hawking

It's hardware that makes a machine fast. It's software that makes a fast machine slow.

Craig Bruce

Most Internet users seem to have the attention span of grasshoppers

Stephen King

One of the most feared expressions in modern times is 'The computer is down.'

Norman Ralph Augustine

Television may insult your intelligence, but nothing rubs it in like a computer


The computer is a moron.

Peter Drucker

The computer was born to solve problems that did not exist before.

Bill Gates

The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers.

Sydney J. Harris

The word "user" is the word used by the computer professional when they mean "idiot".

Dave Barry

There is a real danger that computers will develop intelligence and take over. We urgently need to develop direct connections to the brain so that computers can add to human intelligence rather than be in opposition.

Stephen Hawking

Treat your password like your toothbrush. Don't let anybody else use it, and get a new one every six months.

Clifford Stoll

We are all now connected by the Internet, like neurons in a giant brain.

Stephen Hawking

We think of computers as smart and powerful machines. But your goldfish is smarter.

Jason Fried

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