Computer Quotes page 2

Why do programmers get Halloween and Christmas mixed up?
Because OCT(31) = DEC(25)
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Consistently separating words by spaces became a general custom about the tenth century A.D., and lasted until about 1957, when FORTRAN abandoned the practice.
Sun FORTRAN Reference Manual
On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog.
Peter Steiner
Personal Web pages are the '90s equivalent of home video, except that you don't have to visit someone else's house to fall asleep - you can do so in the comfort of your own home.
Ray Valdes
It's like being in a library where someone has scattered all the books on the floor, attached them together with threads and you are in the dark.
MorningSide, CBC Radio, about the WWW
0x2B | ~0x2B
When all else fails, read the manual.
Computer Science:
1. A study akin to numerology and astrology, but lacking the precision of the former and the success of the latter.
2. The boring art of coping with a large number of trivialities.
Stan Kelly-Bootle, "The Devil's DP Dictionary"
It is pitch dark. You are likely to be eaten by a grue.
Zork I
As soon as we started programming, we found to our surprise that it wasn't as easy to get programs right as we had thought. Debugging had to be discovered. I can remember the exact instant when I realized that a large part of my life from then on was going to be spent in finding mistakes in my own programs.
Maurice Wilkes discovers debugging in 1949
Meet yourself! Commit suicide and type "hack"
Scientists were preparing an experiment to ask the ultimate question. They had worked for months gathering one each of every computer that was built. Finally the big day was at hand. All the computers were linked together. They asked the question, "Is there a God?". Lights started blinking, flashing and blinking some more. Suddenly, there was a loud crash, and a bolt of lightning came down from the sky, struck the computers, and welded all the connections permanently together.
"There is now", came the reply.
I'm having the time of my bytes!
I wish I had a brain....
It's bad luck to drown a postman.
I do not fear computers, I fear the lack of them
Isaac Asimov
To boldly phone where no one has phoned before.
"Intel Inside" is a Government Warning requied by Law.

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