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Quotes about Computer Stress

Updated on September 26, 2011

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I have been going through some stress the last two days where my Personal Computer contracted a 'Security System Virus', it has taken me a couple of days to get the Internet sorted again and I found these quotes to be comforting and amusing! So if anyone has had similar problems with their computer or laptop I would recommend these for relaxation from stress!

1. The problem with troubleshooting is that trouble shoots back. - Author Unknown

2. 'User' The word computer professionals use when they mean 'idiot' - Dave Barry

3. Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way. This happens to us all the time with computers, and nobody thinks of complaining. - Jef Raskin

4. 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. - Steven Hawking

5. Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.
- Edsger Dijkstra

6. Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
- Pablo Picasso

7. Computers have enabled people to make more mistakes faster than almost any invention in history, with the possible exception of tequila and hand guns. - Mitch Ratcliffe

8. After a day spent staring at a computer monitor, think of a book as a kind of screen saver for your brain - Unknown

9. Science is supposedly the method by which we stand on the shoulders of those who came before us. In computer science, we all are standing on each others' feet. - G. Popek

10. This manual says what our product actually does, no matter what the salesman may have told you it does. - In Computer Sales Manual

11. Life would be so much easier if we only had the source code - Unknown

12. Microsoft: "You've got questions. We've got dancing paperclips. - Unknown

13. Failure is not an option -- it comes bundled with Windows. - Unknown

14. Like car accidents, most hardware problems are due to driver error. - Unknown

15. I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them. - Issac Asimov

16. Security is, I would say, our top priority because for all the exciting things you will be able to do with computers.. organizing your lives, staying in touch with people, being creative.. if we don't solve these security problems, then people will hold back. Businesses will be afraid to put their critical information on it because it will be exposed. - Bill Gates

17. The perfect computer has been developed. You just feed in your problems and they never come out again. - Al Goodman

18. The most overlooked advantage of owning a computer is that if they foul up there's no law against whacking them around a bit. - Eric Porterfield

19. Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning. - Unknown

20. You see, we at Microsoft believe in making computing easier! What could be easier for consumers than having only ONE choice of software? - Unknown

That was my favorite quote which I chose to end the hub! I really hope these have relieved you or made you laugh the way they did for me.

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    • CompuClinic profile image

      CompuClinic 6 years ago from Provo, UT

      Just a quick correction to number 2. User means ID10T.

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      lionjimi 7 years ago

      How to remove USB flash drive virus? Where to download USB virus removal tool for free? Which is the best USB virus cleaner, scanner and security software? How to disable Windows XP and Vista autorun feature when insert a new media?toponlinestudy

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      camalo171 7 years ago

      Wow. I work in customer service as technical support for a major online company, and I can personally vouch for every quote on here. Computers are such a huge headache, but what would we do without them

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      Holly 7 years ago from Lone Star State

      Very Nice- I need to print this out and put it next to my desk... :)

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      rls8994 7 years ago from Mississippi

      I recently had a security system virus as well and it ended up crashing my harddrive. I was definetly stressed! These quotes would have been good for me to read at the time. Great job!

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      Ann Nonymous 7 years ago from Virginia

      I love quotes and love your quote hubs! Well done Richie and thanks for putting this one together!

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      Richieb799 7 years ago from Cardiff, Wales UK

      Thanks guys, it really was therapy for me, helped me de-stress, glad you feel the same!

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      Sage Williams 7 years ago

      Great Job, Computer stress is in one of the major categories for me. If something goes wrong with my computer, I freak! My computer is close to being an addiction. I am so dependent on my computer for everything. This may sound a tad shallow but I would probably go through a mourning process as it would be a very big loss for me. The good news however, is that it is replaceable instantly with plastic.

      Great Job!


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      thevoice 7 years ago from carthage ill

      terrific hub detail thanks