Program Quotes (5 quotes)
Do not undertake the program unless the goal is manifestly important and its achievement nearly impossible.
Man is programmed to find the programmer.
Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest.
The longing to behold this pre-established harmony [of phenomena and theoretical principles] is the source of the inexhaustible patience and perseverance with which Planck has devoted himself ... The state of mind which enables a man to do work of this kind is akin to that of the religious worshiper or the lover; the daily effort comes from no deliberate intention or program, but straight from the heart.
The strength of the computer lies in its being a logic machine. It does precisely what it is programed to do. This makes it fast and precise. It also makes it a total moron; for logic is essentially stupid.