- The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that
men will begin to think like computers.
Sydney J. Harris
- The ultimate metric that I would like to propose for user friendliness is quite
simple: if this system was a person, how long would it take before you punched it in the nose?
- Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them in the usual way.
This happens to us all the time with computers, and nobody thinks of complaining.
Jef Raskin, interviewed in Doctor Dobb's Journal
- pixel, n.: A mischievous, magical spirit associated with screen displays. The
computer industry has frequently borrowed from mythology: Witness the sprites
in computer graphics, the demons in artificial intelligence, and the trolls in
the marketing department.