Desktop Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Desktop Quotes from famous authors such as James Gosling, David Hewlett, Marco Arment, Marvin Ammori, Paul Di Filippo. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!

You see people doing Java-based internal applications all over the place, regular desktop applications that are sort of front-ends to the things in the back, or standalone things.
James Gosling
You can make amazing sci-fi films if you want to with very, very little money and very advanced technology that can run on your desktop.
David Hewlett
In the modern desktop environment, with multitasking and alerts and constant activity, there are always more distractions. When you’re at a computer, your hands are always on the controls.
Marco Arment
In the early 1990s, Americans used their home phone lines to connect their desktop computers to the Internet via ISPs like AOL, Earthlink, or Netzero. Back then, the ISPs didn’t have cost-effective technology to select particular sites for blocking or privileging.
Marvin Ammori
The entire Internet, as well as the types of devices represented by the desktop computer, the laptop computer, the iPhone, the iPod, and the iPad, are a continuing inescapable embarrassment to science fiction, and an object lesson in the fallibility of genre writers and their vaunted predictive abilities.
Paul Di Filippo
I don’t see anybody pointing to desktop PCs as being a hot Christmas item.
Ted Waitt
Desktop computers – boxes inside boxes – began appearing in those cubicles in the mid-eighties, electrical cords curling on the floor like so many ropes.
Jill Lepore
Some of the biggest changes that have happened are behind the scenes, in the way we produce the magazine. E.g., much of our production has been brought in-house via desktop publishing.
Stanley Schmidt
The iPhone was the first phone that brought what we used to think of as ‘desktop quality’ software to a handheld platform: software where you just say, ‘Wow, that’s a great user experience,’ not merely, ‘Wow, that’s a great user experience for a handheld.’
John Gruber
People like me, when we’re interviewing, we’re not going back to our desktop to fill out a recruiting form. If I can quickly submit my evaluation through an iPhone or an iPad, that makes me a lot more productive.
Aneel Bhusri
Wildly successful sites such as Flickr, Twitter and Facebook offer genuinely portable social experiences, on and off the desktop. You don’t even have to go to Facebook or Twitter to experience Facebook and Twitter content or to share third-party web content with your Twitter and Facebook friends.
Jeffrey Zeldman
With a 100-year perspective, the real value of the personal computer is not spreadsheets, word processors or even desktop publishing. It’s the Web.
Bill Atkinson
If you are going to store your e-wallet on your own server, don’t keep your e-wallet on your desktop, and make sure you use encryption. If you lose your computer, your bitcoins are lost forever.
Fred Ehrsam
We cannot choose one desktop over the other – Gnome or KDE – because there’s users for both code bases.
Miguel de Icaza
The desktop metaphor was invented because one, you were a stand-alone device, and two, you had to manage your own storage. That’s a very big thing in a desktop world. And that may go away. You may not have to manage your own storage. You may not store much before too long.
Steve Jobs
The summer of 1991, I took $2,000 of my savings and a desktop program, and I asked my friends to write 800 words about something they cared about. I got eight or nine articles and put them together. It was no frills, black and white, no graphics. I printed them out and just dumped piles around D.C.
Eric Liu
So if we’re going to build new applications that require a large time investment, like say movie editing – today that doesn’t matter for the enterprise desktop, but eventually it will when we get closer to consumers – you really need to have a cross-platform story.
Miguel de Icaza
Is it possible for Apple or anyone else to rule in the mobile realm the way Microsoft did on the desktop? The way to do this is to go mass-market with a device that can do anything the others can do.
Steven Levy
Windows never planned for a VR device. When you plug a HDMI cable into the computer, Windows thinks it’s a new monitor. The desktop blinks. It tries to rearrange windows and icons.
Brendan Iribe
One great feature of Roblox is all mobile players join the same game servers as desktop players, connecting users across devices in a shared virtual world.
David Baszucki
I’m not big on to-do lists. Instead, I use e-mail and desktop folders and my online calendar. So when I walk up to my desk, I can focus on the e-mails I’ve flagged and check the folders that are monitoring particular projects and particular blogs.
Bill Gates
The calmer and more well-ordered my desktop is, the more I can convince myself I’m on top of things.
Steven Hall
We had the Windows app store in Windows 8, but one of the big changes in the design of Windows 10 is to make sure that the app store is front and center where our usage is, which is the desktop.
Satya Nadella
If you want to be a person who buys stuff at the dollar store, you can be that person. If you want to make really cool stuff on your desktop and be the manufacturer, that is a lifestyle.
Bre Pettis
Web GIS allows us to take our systems of record – our traditional server and desktop technologies – and integrate them, bringing them together into a system of systems.
Jack Dangermond