"There is no single development, in either technology or management technique, which by itself promises even one order-of-magnitude improvement within a decade in productivity, in reliability, in simplicity."
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."Frederick P. Brooks, Jr. on Albert Einstein
"The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation."Frederick P. Brooks, Jr. on Oscar Wilde
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."Frederick P. Brooks, Jr. on Arthur C. Clarke
"The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life."Frederick P. Brooks, Jr. on John F. Kennedy
"I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours."Frederick P. Brooks, Jr. on John F. Kennedy