Never trust a computer you can’t throw out a window.
Technology is the knack for so arranging the world that we do not experience it.
Why is it that drug addicts and computer aficionados are both called users?
We are stuck with technology when all we really want is just stuff that works.
If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger.
Frank Lloyd Wright
We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they’re called memories. Some take us forward, they’re called dreams.
The machine threatens all achievement.
Rainer Maria Rilke
The real question is not whether machines think but whether men do.
I know there’s a proverb that says ‘To err is human,’ but a human error is nothing to what a computer can do if it tries.
I could make tools if I had tools to make them with.
The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn’t any other test.
Robert M Pirsig
Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means of going backward.
Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
One has to look out for engineers—they begin with sewing machines and end up with the atomic bomb.
Machines take me by surprise with great frequency.
(This story appears in the 18 September, 2015 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)