Hitchhikers Guide to the Computer

Quotes from Douglas Adam’s Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

The Computer as Mind-Body Interface

“A computer terminal is not some chunky old television with a typewriter in front of it. It is an interface where the mind and body can connect with the universe and move bits of it about.” (p. 686)

The Circle of Science

“As far as any theory of structural linguistics is concerned it is right off the graph, and yet it persists. Old structural linguists get very angry when young structural linguists go on about it. Young structural linguists get deeply excited about it and stay up late at night convinced that they are very close to something of profound importance, and end up becoming old structural linguists before their time, getting very angry with the young ones. Structural linguistics is a bitterly divided and unhappy discipline, and a large number of its practitioners spend too many nights drowning their problems in Quisghian Zodahs.” (p. 266)

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