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For a good time, go to Wikiquote and search for computer programming. Geeks are such a snarky and cynical and immensely odd bunch of people. I love it.

Quoth Edsger Dijkstra:

It is practically impossible to teach good programming to students that have had a prior exposure to BASIC: as potential programmers they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration.

Quoth Donald Knuth:

I can?t go to a restaurant and order food because I keep looking at the fonts on the menu.

Quoth Alan Kay (in 2003):

OOP to me means only messaging, local retention and protection and hiding of state-process, and extreme late-binding of all things. It can be done in Smalltalk and in LISP. There are possibly other systems in which this is possible, but I'm not aware of them.

Quoth Brian Kernighan:

Everyone knows that debugging is twice as hard as writing a program in the first place. So if you're as clever as you can be when you write it, how will you ever debug it?

Quoth Linus Torvalds:

When you say "I wrote a program that crashed Windows", people just stare at you blankly and say 'Hey, I got those with the system, *for free*'.

Quoth Andrew Tanenbaum:

Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of tapes hurtling down the highway.
November 13, 2007 @ 4:59 PM PST
Cateogory: Programming
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