There is no denying that the invention of the computer is one that has had a profound impact on society. We live in a digital age today.


There is no end to the things that we can do online. We can pay our bills. We can edit photos, as you can see at We can talk to our friends overseas.


The list goes on and on and on.


With that being said, read on to discover some of the best quotes about computers. 


“The only truly secure system is one that is powered off, cast in a block of concrete and sealed in a lead-lined room with armed guards.”

— Gene Spafford


“UNIX is simple.  It just takes a genius to understand its simplicity.”

— Dennis Ritchie


“XML is not a language in the sense of a programming language any more than sketches on a napkin are a language.”

— Charles Simonyi


“In a software project team of 10, there are probably 3 people who produce enough defects to make them net negative producers.”

— Gordon Schulmeyer


“When debugging, novices insert corrective code; experts remove defective code.”

— Richard Pattis


“Today, most software exists, not to solve a problem, but to interface with other software.”

— IO Angell


“Everyone by now presumably knows about the danger of premature optimization.  I think we should be just as worried about premature design — designing too early what a program should do.”

— Paul Graham


“It’s OK to figure out murder mysteries, but you shouldn’t need to figure out code.  You should be able to read it.”

— Steve McConnell


“Commenting your code is like cleaning your bathroom — you never want to do it, but it really does create a more pleasant experience for you and your guests.”

— Ryan Campbell


“Mostly, when you see programmers, they aren’t doing anything.  One of the attractive things about programmers is that you cannot tell whether or not they are working simply by looking at them.  Very often they’re sitting there seemingly drinking coffee and gossiping, or just staring into space. What the programmer is trying to do is get a handle on all the individual and unrelated ideas that are scampering around in his head.”

— Charles M. Strauss


“In a room full of top software designers, if two agree on the same thing, that’s a majority.”

— Bill Curtis


“The best way to get accurate information on Usenet is to post something wrong and wait for corrections.”

— Matthew Austern


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

— Donald Knuth


“It’s hardware that makes a machine fast.  It’s software that makes a fast machine slow.”

— Craig Bruce


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

— Bill Gates


“A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kickboxing.”

— Emo Philips


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