Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
Computers are like bikinis. They save people a lot of guesswork.
They have computers, and they may have other weapons of mass destruction.
That’s what’s cool about working with computers. They don’t argue, they remember everything, and they don’t drink all your beer.
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.
Computers are getting smarter all the time. Scientists tell us that soon they will be able to talk to us. (And by ‘they’, I mean ‘computers’. I doubt scientists will ever be able to talk to us.)
I’ve noticed lately that the paranoid fear of computers becoming intelligent and taking over the world has almost entirely disappeared from the common culture. Near as I can tell, this coincides with the release of MS-DOS.
The question of whether computers can think is like the question of whether submarines can swim.
What is done by night appears by day.