“The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man, and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment.” Warren G. Bennis

“For a list of all the ways technology has failed to improve the quality of life, please press three.” Alice Kahn

“The problem with troubleshooting is that trouble shoots back.” Author Unknown

“Once a new technology rolls over you, if you’re not part of the steamroller, you’re part of the road.”Stewart Brand

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Arthur C. Clarke

“Technology is like a fish. The longer it stays on the shelf, the less desirable it becomes.” Andrew Heller

“If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1000 MPG.” Bill Gates

Technology is anything that wasn’t around when you were born.Alan Kay

“Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.Thomas Edison

“Technology like art is a soaring exercise of the human imagination.” Daniel Bell

“The technology you use impresses no one. The experience you create with it is everything.” Sean Gerety

“It’s not that we use technology, we live technology.” Godfrey Reggio


“Never trust a computer you can’t throw out a window.” Steve Wozniak

“Hardware: The parts of a computer system that can be kicked.” Jeff Pesis

“The attention span of a computer is only as long as its power cord.” Author Unknown

“If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1000 MPG.” Bill Gates

“I do not fear computers. I fear lack of them.” Isaac Asimov

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

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


“The trouble with programmers is that you can never tell what a programmer is doing until it’s too late.” Seymour Cray

Physics is the universe’s operating system.” Steven R Garman

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

“From a programmer’s point of view, the user is a peripheral that types when you issue a read request.” P.Williams

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

“Programs must be written for people to read, and only incidentally for machines to execute.” Abelson and Sussman

“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

“We have to stop optimizing for programmers and start optimizing for users.” Jeff Atwood

“Lowlevel programming is good for the programmer’s soul.” John Carmack

“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

“If we wish to count lines of code, we should not regard them as ‘lines produced’ but as ‘lines spent.’” Edsger Dijkstra

“Programming can be fun, so can cryptography; however they should not be combined.” Kreitzberg and Shneiderman

“Before software should be reusable, it should be usable.” Ralph Johnson

“If you automate a mess, you get an automated mess.” Rod Michael

“Looking at code you wrote more than two weeks ago is like looking at code you are seeing for the first time.” Dan Hurvitz

“It is easier to change the specification to fit the program than vice versa.” Alan Perlis

“Less than 10% of the code has to do with the ostensible purpose of the system; the rest deals with inputoutput, data validation, data structure maintenance, and other housekeeping.” Mary Shaw

“If you have a procedure with ten parameters, you probably missed some.” Alan Perlis

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

“Good specifications will always improve programmer productivity far better than any programming tool or technique.” Milt Bryce


“I just invent. Then I wait until man comes around to needing what I’ve invented.” R. Buckminster Fuller

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Thomas Edison

“Let’s go invent tomorrow instead of worrying about what happened yesterday.” Steve Jobs

“Innovation is the outcome of a habit, not a random act.” Sukant Ratnakar

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.Alan Kay

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