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Legacy Enterprise

If you think about the market that we're in, and more broadly just the enterprise software market, the kind of transition that's happening right now from legacy systems to the cloud is literally, by definition, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

- Aaron Levie

Enterprise Been

The business models in enterprise have changed pretty dramatically. A huge problem with enterprise software traditionally has been usually you sell to the customer and then they adopt the technology. The great thing about 'freemium' and the new way enterprise software is being sold is you get to try it first and then buy it.

- Aaron Levie

Media I Can

I tend to not discriminate when it comes to people I can learn from. Basically, if someone has built a meaningful business in software, technology or media, faced disruption and adversity, and overcame underdog status, I want to know how they did it.

- Aaron Levie

Die Original

Broadcom is the descendent of a nearly 60-year-old unit of the original Hewlett-Packard. Semiconductor companies are like enterprise software companies: they don't die easily.

- Adam Lashinsky

Away Still

With bundled machines you can throw away the hardware and keep the software, and it's still a good buy.

- Adam Osborne

Jumping Like

Venture capitalists are like lemmings jumping on the software bandwagon.

- Adam Osborne

Kind Harnessing

Our democracy, our constitutional framework is really a kind of software for harnessing the creativity and political imagination for all of our people. The American democratic system was an early political version of Napster.

- Al Gore

Digital Product

The payoff of a customer-centric approach to software and digital product design is substantial and long-lasting for both companies and their customers.

- Alan Cooper

Behave Likeable

If we want users to like our software, we should design it to behave like a likeable person.

- Alan Cooper

Asking Masters

There's a fundamental problem with how the software business does things. We're asking people who are masters of hard-edged technology to design the soft, human side of software as well. As a result, they make products that are really cool - if you happen to be a software engineer.

- Alan Cooper


All software sucks.

- Alan Cox

Best Appropriate

Flying in space is risky. It will never be safe, and the best thing we can do is manage those risks. It's important for people, for human beings, to be in space because they're adaptable and because they're not pre-programmed software that can go off and do tasks that are appropriate for machines.

- Alan G. Poindexter

Technology Own

People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware.

- Alan Kay

Technology Worm

In software systems it is often the early bird that makes the worm.

- Alan Perlis

Cleaning Give

The software program for motherhood is impossible to fully download into the male brain. You give them two tasks and they're like, 'I have to change the baby and get the dry cleaning?'

- Allison Pearson

Mercury Literally

I interned at NASA for five years, and I grew up in Cape Canaveral, and my grandfather was an engineer on the Mercury capsule, and my grandmother was a software engineer. I literally grew up playing on the Mercury capsule prototypes.

- Allison Schroeder

Living Using

It gives you great pleasure to know that millions of developers, day to day, make their living using the software that you created.

- Anders Hejlsberg

February Bitten

I got bitten by the free software bug in February of 1998 around the time of the Mozilla announcement.

- Andy Hertzfeld

Biology Created

Biology is the most powerful technology ever created. DNA is software, protein are hardware, cells are factories.

- Arvind Gupta

Code Our

Writing genetic code like we do software will usher in a completely new way of living for all of us. When this happens, our society will be as fundamentally changed as we have seen from the invention of computers.

- Arvind Gupta


In the years preceding my imprisonment, I worked as a software programmer, designing and developing web interfaces, secure databases, and communication software; later, I was employed as an intelligence analyst for the U.S. Army. Throughout each of these jobs, we used different kinds of encryption to keep prying eyes out of information we handled.

- Chelsea Manning

Computers Fast

It's hardware that makes a machine fast. It's software that makes a fast machine slow.

- Craig Bruce

Reason Code

Great software has seemingly limitless potential to solve human problems - and it can spread around the world in the blink of an eye. Malicious code moves just as quickly, and when software is created for the wrong reason, it has a huge and growing capacity to harm millions of people.

- Craig Federighi

Life System

Life is a DNA software system.

- Craig Venter

Sports People

There's not a long track record of people leaving professional sports to become a software developer.

- Curt Schilling

Development Most

The reality of most software development is that the consequences of failure are simply nonexistent.

- Dan Kaminsky

Innovation Loops

Software tends not to kill people, and so we accept incredibly fast innovation loops because the consequences are tolerable and the results are astonishing.

- Dan Kaminsky

Big I Think

I think that sometimes people talk about disruption, and I've seen tons of startups come in as disruptors and then disappear. And I think what we need to do as an industry is think about a world that is dominated by mobile and software and not extrapolate from what was. And I think a lot of big companies tend to want to do that.

- Dan Schulman

Cost Everyone

Everyone has all the power of a bank branch in the palm of their hand. And so in that world of software at scale, theoretically the incremental unit cost of something at scale approaches zero.

- Dan Schulman

Piece Created

I wrote a piece of software in 1998 that created fictional weather.

- Daniel Suarez

Most Amount

Most of what we do is software, Internet, and mobile. A fair amount of that is transactional.

- Dave McClure

Doing Been

When someone builds a bridge, he uses engineers who have been certified as knowing what they are doing. Yet when someone builds you a software program, he has no similar certification, even though your safety may be just as dependent upon that software working as it is upon the bridge supporting your weight.

- Dave Parnas

Run Needed

The days when you needed amazing Silicon Graphics machines to run animation software are gone now.

- Dave Rowntree

World Works

You get the software you pay for. In every sense. To the nth degree. That's the way the world works.

- Dave Winer

Use Intended

Software constraints are only confining if you use them for what they're intended to be used for.

- David Byrne

Always Like

I'm always surprised at how many people seem to like reading about what hardware and software I use.

- David Pogue

Career Very

I set writing aside when I went into theater, and then I set theater aside and subsequently had about a 25-year career in software development. Which, by the way, is a very creative field. I equate it more to kinetic sculpture than anything else, as an activity.

- David Wroblewski

Idea Projects

We at Interscope put projects out with anyone we believe has a great idea and is a true talent, whether it's a musician, photographer, software developer, or technology innovator.

- Jimmy Iovine

Mind Making

A lot of people who work on open-source software don't mind making money elsewhere. They aren't anticommercial.

- Jimmy Wales

Bad TV

'Authoring tools' are terrible; there is almost no software that can create closed captions for media players. And of course there is no training. TV captioning is bad enough, and this stuff is generally worse.

- Joe Clark

Think I Think

There is a lot of interest in the arts, music, theatre, filmmaking, engineering, architecture and software design. I think we have now transitioned the modern-day version of the entrepreneur into the creative economy.

- John Baldacci


Easytrak is no guarantee against mismanagement. But you cannot manage a large program without software like it today. It is a project information management system that helps people develop a solution to a problem with many parts to track.

- John C. Mather

Young Going

A geek is a guy who has everything going for him but he's just too young. He's got the software but he doesn't have the hardware yet.

- John Hughes

Older Brother

If you were a new guy at ILM, they put you on the night crew - my shift was from 7 P.M. to about 5 A.M. In my free time, I was working on an idea with my older brother, a software engineer getting his doctorate at the University of Michigan. Ultimately, it developed into Photoshop.

- John Knoll

Like Anymore

I don't like creating software anymore. It's too exact. It's like karate; there's no room for error.

- John Maeda

Placed Separate

Limit use of shareware and public domain software to systems without fixed disks. If you do use them on fixed disks, allocate separate subdirectories... Public domain or shareware software should never be placed in the root directory.

- John McAfee

Play Compete

I believe our basic information, our 'software', should be free and open for everyone to play with, to compete with, to try and make products from. I do not believe it should be under the control of one person.

- John Sulston

Sense Industry

I'm a victim of Developaralysis: the crippling sense that the software industry is evolving so fast that no one person can possibly keep up.

- Jon Evans

Replace Full Time

As hardware doubles its density every 18-24 months, courtesy of Moore's Law, and as software eats the world, technology will replace a broad swathe of jobs outright - from burger-flippers to diagnosticians - and atomize many others from full-time positions into gigs performed by many fungible workers. Tech, in short, will eat jobs.

- Jon Evans

Manager Been

I've been a software engineer, a novelist, a journalist, and a manager - and managing developers is easily the trickiest thing I've ever done.

- Jon Evans


Governments are scared of software.

- Jon Evans

Affordable Images

I started Shutterstock out of my own need. I'd previously created a few software companies, and each time, I struggled to find affordable images to use on my websites.

- Jon Oringer

College Over

As I started college, I started to build software products that I could sell to people over the Web.

- Jon Oringer

Bad Years

It is sad that so many designers don't know how to make. CAD software can make a bad design look palatable! It is sad that four years can be spent on a 3D design course without making anything! People who are great at designing and making have a great advantage.

- Jonathan Ive

New Patent

With the rise of software patents, engineers coding new stuff - whether within a large software company or as kids writing smartphone apps - are exposed to a claim that somewhere a prior patent is being infringed.

- Jonathan Zittrain

Thus Invited

Despite outsiders being invited to write software, the iPhone thus remains tightly tethered to its vendor - the way that the Kindle is controlled by Amazon.

- Jonathan Zittrain

Work Everyone

I get so many requests for interviews. If I talk to everyone, we can't do our job with our customers and work on our software. It would be hard to stay focused.

- Judith Faulkner

Work Everyone

I get so many requests for interviews. If I talk to everyone, we can't do our job with our customers and work on our software. It would be hard to stay focused.

- Judith R. Faulkner

Yellow Lifelong

In my fairly disorganized life, yellow stickies are too easily lost, and as for software, I try to avoid using my computer as much more than a typewriter and a post office. I rely on my lifelong habit of daydreaming to spin my stories.

- Julia Glass

Business Provided

Historically, software for business was seen as unsexy because the products were seen as so poor - they provided such a poor user experience.

- Justin Rosenstein

Give Going

If software's the only thing in your bag of tools, I'm not going to give you great odds.

- Astro Teller

Will Organism

By being able to write a genome and plug it into an organism, the software, if you will, changes the hardware.

- Barry Schuler

Will Better Way

I have this hope that there is a better way. Higher-level tools that actually let you see the structure of the software more clearly will be of tremendous value.

- Guido van Rossum

Fix Download

You don't need to recall 100,000 cars because you need to fix something. That can be done with a download of software.

- Hans Vestberg

Great Artistry

Software is a great combination between artistry and engineering.

- Bill Gates


The way to be successful in the software world is to come up with breakthrough software, and so whether it's Microsoft Office or Windows, its pushing that forward. New ideas, surprising the marketplace, so good engineering and good business are one in the same.

- Bill Gates

Almost Use

In almost every job now, people use software and work with information to enable their organisation to operate more effectively.

- Bill Gates

Google Some

Whether it's Google or Apple or free software, we've got some fantastic competitors and it keeps us on our toes.

- Bill Gates

Computers Became

I just became one with my browser software.

- Bill Griffith

Medical Political

Accountants, machinists, medical technicians, even software writers that write the software for 'machines' are being displaced without upscaled replacement jobs. Retrain, rehire into higher paying and value-added jobs? That may be the political myth of the modern era. There aren't enough of those jobs.

- Bill Gross

Give Which

I made my money with software - encoded knowledge without which few products and services can exist today - and so it seemed imperative that this would be the field where I would give something back.

- Hasso Plattner

Solution Side

Anytime you put a challenge out there, people come up with a creative solution on the software side.

- Henry Samueli

Turned Could

Twenty-five years ago, the notion was you could create a general problem-solver software that could solve problems in many different domains. That just turned out to be totally wrong.

- Howard Gardner

Sound Had

My parents had a software company making children's software for the Apple II+, Commodore 64 and Acorn computers. They hired these teenagers to program the software, and these guys were true hackers, trying to get more colors and sound and animation out of those computers.

- Bre Pettis

Been Elaborate

I don't understand computers. I've been unable to construct a working mental model of how they do what they do. I can break software by looking at it. I can blow anything up. Without trying. It's sort of like being a dowser. And this extreme elaborate clumsiness on my part is actually something people will pay me for. It's quite wonderful.

- Brenda Laurel

Distance Assessed

The hazards posed by Near-Earth Asteroids are assessed by Sentry, a computer system developed by the Near-Earth Objects Group at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. The software factors together a cosmic rock's coordinates, distance, velocity, and gravitational influences to calculate its trajectory.

- Brendan I. Koerner

Needs Over

Software as an asset isn't stable over time; it needs to be maintained.

- Brian Behlendorf

Behind Source

I'm not of the opinion that all software will be open source software. There is certain software that fits a niche that is only useful to a particular company or person: for example, the software immediately behind a web site's user interface. But the vast majority of software is actually pretty generic.

- Brian Behlendorf

Fact Part

Software options proliferate extremely easily - too easily, in fact - because too many options create tools that can't ever be used intuitively. Intuitive actions confine the detail work to a dedicated part of the brain, leaving the rest of one's mind free to respond with attention and sensitivity to the changing texture of the moment.

- Brian Eno

Some Works

In the future, you won't buy artists' works; you'll buy software that makes original pieces of 'their' works, or that recreates their way of looking at things. You could buy a Shostakovich box, or you could buy a Brahms box. You might want some Shostakovich slow-movement-like music to be generated. So then you use that box.

- Brian Eno

Everyone Though

Even though most people won't be directly involved with programming, everyone is affected by computers, so an educated person should have a good understanding of how computer hardware, software, and networks operate.

- Brian Kernighan

Magic Through

We took the brains out of the set-top box and put it in the cloud. Having our software in the cloud gives consumers the ability to click their remote control and navigate through thousands of choices in a simple and elegant way. That's magic.

- Brian L. Roberts

Big Moved

Right at the start, when I was about 13 or 14, I only had an Amiga 500 Plus running a bit of tracker software called OctaMED. My brother was big into his computers, and when he moved up to a proper PC, I took charge of the Amiga.

- Calvin Harris

Run Over

Once computers can program, they basically take over technological progress because already, today, the majority of technological progress is run by software, by programming.

- Jaan Tallinn

Cost Technical

We support about 5,000 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with software, training, and technical support. We provide our software at virtually no cost to them, and they're lighting up the world with what they do.

- Jack Dangermond

Project Idea

We shifted our philosophy from being a computer mapping group that would support planners to the idea of building actual software that would be well engineered. Because at that time, our software was not well-engineered at all; it was basically built with project funding and for project work, largely by ourselves.

- Jack Dangermond

My Life I Think

I'm a fairly ordinary person - a lifelong reader, a former software engineer, and former math teacher. I come from a wonderful family of teachers, musicians, librarians, and engineers. I think I surprised them as well as my friends and coworkers when I took up writing as a hobby and let it take over my life!

- Carol Berg

India Next

WTO is not the forum for labour standards. Next, the U.S. will argue the time zone difference is an unfair competitive advantage enjoyed by India that enables our software engineers to work while the Americans sleep.

- Jairam Ramesh

Other Use

Whatever way that we have in our head that we expect people to use a software, they'll find other interesting ways to use it that we didn't expect.

- Dennis Crowley

Work Mail

Any editing, software work, and mail is done in this exported Plan 9.

- Dennis Ritchie

Hacker Might

Software Engineering might be science; but that's not what I do. I'm a hacker, not an engineer.

- Jamie Zawinski

Mine Code

Of course, all of the software I write runs on Linux; that's the beauty of standards, and of cross-platform code. I don't have to run your OS, and you don't have to run mine, and we can use the same applications anyway!

- Jamie Zawinski


Facial recognition software is already quite accurate in measuring unchanging and unique ratios between facial features that identify you as you. It's like a fingerprint.

- Jan Chipchase

Game Became

Before I became a game designer, I was a software engineer.

- Jane Jensen

Cow Anybody

From the late '70s to the early '90s, I wrote anything anybody would pay me for. This ranged from articles on how to clean a longhorn cow's skull for living-room decoration to manuals on elementary math instruction on the Apple II... to a slew of software reviews and application articles done for the computer press.

- Diana Gabaldon

Been Program

Trees and bones are constantly reforming themselves along lines of stress. This algorithm has been put into a software program that's now being used to make bridges lightweight, to make building beams lightweight.

- Janine Benyus

Clients Very

Our technology is very scalable. Our software can accommodate enormous numbers of clients. It's a marvelous opportunity. We'll keep developing products.

- Jay Chiat

Away Moved

Technology has moved away from sharing and toward ownership. This suits software and hardware companies just fine: They create new, bloated programs that require more disk space and processing power. We buy bigger, faster computers, which then require more complex operating systems, and so on.

- Douglas Rushkoff

Advertising Apple

Google did a great job hacking the Web to create search - and then monetizing search with advertising. And Apple did a great job humanizing hardware and software so that formerly daunting computers and applications could become consumer-friendly devices - even a lifestyle brand.

- Douglas Rushkoff

Last Everybody

Modern records are all made with virtually identical gear, software plug-ins and everything. Everybody wants everything to sound like the last thing that was popular because they're chasing their tails.

- Dweezil Zappa