Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving America a new sense of purpose.
In a few minutes a computer can make a mistake so great that it would have taken many men many months to equal it.
There are many methods for predicting the future. For example, you can read horoscopes, tea leaves, tarot cards, or crystal balls. Collectively, these methods are known as nutty methods. Or you can put well-researched facts into sophisticated computer models, more commonly referred to as a complete waste of time.
Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest.
I think that their flight from and hatred of technology is self-defeating. The Buddha rests quite as comfortably in the circuits of a digital computer of the gears of a cycle transmission as he does at the top of a mountain or in the petals of a flower. To think otherwise is to demean the Buddha--which is to demean oneself.
In all large corporations, there is a pervasive fear that someone, somewhere is having fun with a computer on company time. Networks help alleviate that fear.
The NeXT Computer The hardware makes it a PC, the software makes it a workstation, the unit sales makes it a mainframe.
The process of preparing programs for a digital computer is especially attractive, not only because it can be economically and scientifically rewarding, but also because it can be an aesthetic experience much like composing poetry or music.