He disdained anyone who dismissed an issue as trivial. “Life is made up of a whole concentration of trivial matters,” he once said. “Certainly a computer is nothing but a huge concentration of trivial matters.”
- J. Presper Eckhert regarding his thoughts on building Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC), widely considered to be the first computer.
- An excerpt from The Innovators by Walter Isaacson.