Howard Aiken Quotes (5 quotes)
“The desire to economize time and mental effort in arithmetical computations, and to eliminate human liability to error is probably as old as the science of arithmetic itself.”
Proposed Automatic Calculating Machine (1937)
“Don't worry about people stealing an idea. If it's original, you will have to ram it down their throats.”
As quoted in Portraits in Silicon (1987) by Robert Slater
“Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.”
―John Maynard Keynes
As quoted in: "Christianity and human relations in industry" (1951) by Sir George Schuster, p. 109
“Each pursues his own theory, little solicitous to correct or improve it by an attention to what is advanced by his opponents.”
An Essay on The Principle of Population (1798), Chapter I
Discourses, Book I, ch. 24
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsHoward Aiken
Born: March 8, 1900
Died: March 14, 1973 (aged 73)
Bio: Howard Hathaway Aiken was a pioneer in computing, being the original conceptual designer behind IBM's Harvard Mark I computer.