Edsger Dijkstra

A computer scientist.

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4 quotations — all marked as Serious.

  1. Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.
  2. It is not the task of the University to offer what society asks for, but to give what society needs.
  3. The question of whether computers can think is just like the question of whether submarines can swim.
  4. We must be very careful when we give advice to younger people.
    Sometimes, they follow it.