Best Quotes by Marvin Minsky (Top 7)

  1. You don't understand anything unless you understand there are at least 3 ways.
  2. No computer has ever been designed that is ever aware of what it's doing; but most of the time, we aren't either.
  3. A computer is like a violin. You can imagine a novice trying first a phonograph and then a violin. The latter, he says, sounds terrible. That is the argument we have heard from our humanists and most of our computer scientists. Computer programs are good, they say, for particular purposes, but they aren't flexible. Neither is a violin, or a typewriter, until you learn how to use it.
  4. Societies need rules that make no sense for individuals. For example, it makes no difference whether a single car drives on the left or on the right. But it makes all the difference when there are many cars!
  5. I bet the human brain is a kludge
  6. Imagine what it would be like if TV actually were good. It would be the end of everything we know.
  7. In general, we're least aware of what our minds do best.