Desktop Quotes

[wpsm_quote author=”Andy Rooney” float=”none” width=”100%”]Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don’t need to be done. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Anonymous” float=”none” width=”100%”]The Next Computer: The hardware makes it a PC, the software makes it a workstation, the unit sales makes it a mainframe.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Author Unknown” float=”none” width=”100%”]If a trainstation is where the train stops, what’s a workstation? [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Bill Gates” float=”none” width=”100%”]I think it’s fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we’ve ever created. They’re tools of communication, they’re tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Bill Gates” float=”none” width=”100%”]Personal computing today is a rich ecosystem encompassing massive PC-based data centers, notebook and Tablet PCs, handheld devices, and smart cell phones. It has expanded from the desktop and the data center to wherever people need it — at their desks, in a meeting, on the road or even in the air.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Calvin Coolidge” float=”none” width=”100%”]We need more of the Office Desk and less of the Show Window in politics. Let men in office substitute the midnight oil for the limelight.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Catherine Crier” float=”none” width=”100%”]Some people may have noticed the new computer shelf at the anchor desk. Rather than phone calls, we want to take real time e-mails, and we’ll be starting that very soon.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Doug Larson” float=”none” width=”100%”]Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions, including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Douglas Adams” float=”none” width=”100%”]First we thought the PC was a calculator. Then we found out how to turn numbers into letters with ASCII — and we thought it was a typewriter. Then we discovered graphics, and we thought it was a television. With the World Wide Web, we’ve realized it’s a brochure.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Frank Herbert” float=”none” width=”100%”]One of the best things to come out of the home computer revolution could be the general and widespread understanding of how severely limited logic really is. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Harold S. Geneen” float=”none” width=”100%”]When I come upon a man who has a gleaming, empty, clear desktop, I am dealing with a fellow who is so far removed from the realities of his business that someone else is running it for him[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”John Le Carre” float=”none” width=”100%”]A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Ken Olsen” float=”none” width=”100%”]There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Kevin Kelly” float=”none” width=”100%”]The great advance of personal computers was not the computing power per se but the fact that it brought it right to your face, that you had control over it, that were confronted with it and could steer it.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Major Owens” float=”none” width=”100%”]The ownership of computers in the home is far less than the statistics show, because usually when the computer breaks down once, that is the end of it for a long, long time. They do not have the money or incentive to get the computer repaired. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Mark Weiser” float=”none” width=”100%”]Long term, the PC and workstation will wither because computing access will be everywhere: in the walls, on wrists, and in ‘scrap computers’ lying about waiting to be grabbed as needed.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Massimo Vignelli” float=”none” width=”100%”]If all people doing desktop publishing were doctors we would all be dead![/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Mitch Kapor” float=”none” width=”100%”]Managerial and professional people hadn’t really used computers, hadn’t sat down at keyboards, until personal computers. Personal computers have a totally different feel.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Mitch Ratcliffe” float=”none” width=”100%”]A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history – with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Neal Stephenson” float=”none” width=”100%”]Desktops encourage the use of paper, which is archaic and reflects inadequate team spirit. What is so special about your work that you have to write it down on a piece of paper that only you get to see?[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Rusty Schweickart” float=”none” width=”100%”]It is not enough to do a desktop exercise of a Beethoven symphony. You need to practice with an orchestra. The musicians need to read the notes. Otherwise it will be a disaster.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Scott Mcnealy” float=”none” width=”100%”]It’s not just workstations or servers that are getting hooked to the Internet, but everything with a digital or electronic heartbeat.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Steve Jobs” float=”none” width=”100%”]The desktop computer industry is dead. Innovation has virtually ceased. Microsoft dominates with very little innovation. That’s over. Apple lost. The desktop market has entered the dark ages, and it’s going to be in the dark ages for the next 10 years, or certainly for the rest of this decade.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Steve Jobs” float=”none” width=”100%”]The desktop metaphor was invented because one, you were a stand-alone device, and two, you had to manage your own storage. That’s a very big thing in a desktop world. And that may go away. You may not have to manage your own storage. You may not store much before too long.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Steve Jobs” float=”none” width=”100%”]What a computer is to me is the most remarkable tool that we have ever come up with. It’s the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Ted Nelson” float=”none” width=”100%”]Computers are hierarchical. We have a desktop and hierarchical files which have to mean everything.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”unknown” float=”none” width=”100%”]A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Walter Isaacson” float=”none” width=”100%”]People know how to deal with a desktop intuitively. If you walk into an office, there are papers on the desk. The one on the top is the most important. People know how to switch priority. Part of the reason we model our computers on metaphors like the desktop is that we can leverage this experience people already have.[/wpsm_quote]