All that they said…

All that they said…

Its past midnight…I am no Cinderella to rush back home…So I decided to write up a post on the pioneers! I am pretty sure this will help along with ‘Always be tweeting’ strategy to secure that shining grade!(A girl can dream….:) ).

I came up with this awesome idea of making a post on quotes made by pioneers! Crazy thoughts and larger than life imaginations have made them geniuses! So what say to sharing some of their words?!

All quotes were found at

Alan Turing

  • “No, I’m not interested in developing a powerful brain. All I’m after is just a mediocre brain, something like the President of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company.”

  • “We are not interested in the fact that the brain has the consistency of cold porridge.”

  • “A computer would deserve to be called intelligent if it could deceive a human into believing that it was human.”

Alan Turing sure thought about the human brain a lot…no wonder he made machines! 


Vannevar Bush

  • “Science has a simple faith, which transcends utility. It is the faith that it is the privilege of man to learn to understand, and that this is his mission.”

  • “The scene changes but the aspirations of men of good will persist.”

  • “To pursue science is not to disparage the things of the spirit. In fact, to pursue science rightly is to furnish the framework on which the spirit may rise.”

Ted Nelson

  • “The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do.”

  • “So, what you can do in Microsoft Word is what Bill Gates has decided. What you can do in Oracle Database is what Larry Ellison and his crew have decided.”

  • “In my second year in graduate school, I took a computer course and that was like lightening striking.”

Now that’s the kinda quotes one should make..

Alan Kay

  • “Some people worry that artificial intelligence will make us feel inferior, but then, anybody in his right mind should have an inferiority complex every time he looks at a flower.”

  • “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.”

  • “The protean nature of the computer is such that it can act like a machine or like a language to be shaped and exploited.”

Norbert Weiner

  • “The more we get out of the world the less we leave, and in the long run we shall have to pay our debts at a time that may be very inconvenient for our own survival.”

  • “The nervous system and the automatic machine are fundamentally alike in that they are devices, which make decisions on the basis of decisions they made in the past.”

  • “To live effectively is to live with adequate information.”

Doug Engelbart

  • “In 20 or 30 years, you’ll be able to hold in your hand as much computing knowledge as exists now in the whole city, or even the whole world.”

  • “The digital revolution is far more significant than the invention of writing or even of printing.”

  • “The rate at which a person can mature is directly proportional to the embarrassment he can tolerate.”


5 thoughts on “All that they said…

  1. These are some awesome quotes! I especially like, “To pursue science is not to disparage the things of the spirit. In fact, to pursue science rightly is to furnish the framework on which the spirit may rise.”
    I think that if we always thought of science this way, we’d end up with a lot more progress.


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