"I think it's fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we've ever created. They're tools of communication, they're tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user."
"A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing."Bill Gates on Emo Philips
"Computers are like Old Testament gods lots of rules and no mercy."Bill Gates on Joseph Campbell
"I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image."Bill Gates on Stephen Hawking
"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers."Bill Gates on Pablo Picasso
"Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don't need to be done."Bill Gates on Andy Rooney
"The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency."
"Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don't think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the talking about the other."
"In this business, by the time you realize you're in trouble, it's too late to save yourself. Unless you're running scared all the time, you're gone."
"This is a fantastic time to be entering the business world, because business is going to change more in the next 10 years than it has in the last 50."
"If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 MPG."