"Computers are hierarchical. We have a desktop and hierarchical files which have to mean everything."
"A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing."Ted Nelson on Emo Philips
"Computers are like Old Testament gods lots of rules and no mercy."Ted Nelson 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."Ted Nelson on Stephen Hawking
"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers."Ted Nelson on Pablo Picasso
"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."Ted Nelson on Bill Gates
"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do."
"They were saying computers deal with numbers. This was absolutely nonsense. Computers deal with arbitrary information of any kind."
"In my second year in graduate school, I took a computer course and that was like lightening striking."
"So in my uncertainty, I went to graduate school and there it all happened."