Right now, computers, which are supposed to be our servant, are oppressing us.
Security is, I would say, our top priority because for all the exciting things you will be able to do with computers – organizing your lives, staying in touch with people, being creative – if we don’t solve these security problems, then people will hold back.
The future lies in designing and selling computers that people don’t realize are computers at all.
It’s hardware that makes a machine fast. It’s software that makes a fast machine slow.
Man, I don’t want to have nothing to do with computers. I don’t want the government in my business.
In the practical world of computing, it is rather uncommon that a program, once it performs correctly and satisfactorily, remains unchanged forever.
It was a black and white only computer at the time, but it kept me fascinated.
It’s been my policy to view the Internet not as an ‘information highway,’ but as an electronic asylum filled with babbling loonies.
People think computers will keep them from making mistakes. They’re wrong. With computers you make mistakes faster.
Every piece of software written today is likely going to infringe on someone else’s patent.
Miguel de Icaza
I have a need to make these sorts of connections literal sometimes, and a vehicle often helps to do that. I have a relationship to car culture. It isn’t really about loving cars. It’s sort of about needing them.
I hooked up my accelerator pedal in my car to my brake lights. I hit the gas, people behind me stop, and I’m gone.
I liken myself to Henry Ford and the auto industry, I give you 90 percent of what most people need.
We approach people the same way we approach our cars. We take the poor kid to a doctor and ask, What’s wrong with him, how much will it cost, and when can I pick him up?
Car designers are just going to have to come up with an automobile that outlasts the payments.