Grace Hopper Quotes.
No computer is ever going to ask a new, reasonable question. It takes trained people to do that.
Some day, on the corporate balance sheet, there will be an entry which reads, “Information”; for in most cases, the information is more valuable than the hardware which processes it.
It is easier to apologize than to get permission.
A ship in port is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.
I’ve received many honors and I’m grateful for them; but I’ve already received the highest award I’ll ever receive, and that has been the privilege and honor of serving very proudly in the United States Navy.
I’ve always been more interested in the future than in the past.
If you want my ghost just say ‘ We’ve always done it that way.’ and i will haunt you for 24 hours.
You manage things, you lead people. We went overboard on management and forgot about leadership.
To me programming is more than an important practical art. It is also a gigantic undertaking in the foundations of knowledge.
It is often easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission.
If you do something once, people will call it an accident. If you do it twice, they call it a coincidence. But do it a third time and you’ve just proven a natural law!
The only phrase I’ve ever disliked is, ‘Why, we’ve always done it that way.’ I always tell young people, ‘Go ahead and do it. You can always apologize later.’
I’m totally against women in combat, because we live in a culture and a society that imposes on every man the concept of women and children first…If you had a man and a woman trying to go through some dangerous woods, the man’s instinct would be to protect the woman. Therefore you weaken the man.
Humans are allergic to change. They love to say, ‘We’ve always done it this way.’ I try to fight that. That’s why I have a clock on my wall that runs counter-clockwise.
We’re flooding people with information. We need to feed it through a processor. A human must turn information into intelligence or knowledge.
If it’s a good idea, go ahead and do it. It is much easier to apologise than it is to get permission.
If it’s a good idea, go ahead and do it. It’s much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.
One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions.
If one ox could not do the job they did not try to grow a bigger ox, but used two oxen. When we need greater computer power, the answer is not to get a bigger computer, but . . .to build systems of computers and operate them in parallel.
The most damaging phrase in the language is: ‘It’s always been done that way.’
I handed my passport to the immigration officer, and he looked at it and looked at me and said, ‘What are you?’
Manage things. Lead people.