Adam Osborne Quotes

Adam Osborne (March 6, 1939 – March 18, 2003) was a Thailand-born British-American author, book and software publisher, and computer designer who founded several companies in the United States and elsewhere

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People think computers will keep them from making mistakes. They're wrong. With computers you make mistakes faster.

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Venture capitalists are like lemmings jumping on the software bandwagon.

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Adequacy is sufficient.

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Adequacy is sufficient. All else is superfluous.

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This is the ultimate con game - I'm having fun and people pay me to do it.

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

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The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake. You can't learn anything from being perfect.

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There'll be a special place in hell for the tape back-up people.

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The future lies in designing and selling computers that people don't realize are computers at all.

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I liken myself to Henry Ford and the auto industry, I give you 90 percent of what most people need.

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The guy who knows about computers is the last person you want to have creating documentation for people who don't understand computers.

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“The future lies in designing and selling computers that people don't realize are computers at all”

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“We can learn from IBM's successful history that you don't have to have the best product to become number one. You don't even have to have a good product.”

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“The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake - you can't learn anything from being perfect.”

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“People think computers will keep them from making mistakes. They're wrong. With computers you make mistakes faster.”

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