It has been said that the great scientific disciplines are examples of giants standing on the shoulders of other giants. It has also been said that the software industry is an example of midgets standing on the toes of other midgets. [Alan Cooper]
And the users exclaimed with a laugh and a taunt: "It's just what we asked for but not what we want."
For a sucessful technology, honesty must take precedence over public relations for nature cannot be fooled. [Richard Feynman]
There's no sense being exact about something if you don't even know what you're talking about.[John von Neumann]
You cannot bullshit a compiler. [Anon]
... the cost of adding a feature isn't just the time it takes to code it. The cost also includes the addition of an obstacle to future expansion. ... The trick is to pick the features that don't fight each other.[John Carmack]
Learning is not compulsory. Neither is survival.[W. Edwards Deming]
You can't communicate complexity, only an awareness of it. [Alan J Perlis]
If you don't think carefully, you might think that programming is just typing statements in a programming language. [Ward Cunningham]
"If we wish to count lines of code, we should not regard them as lines produced but as lines spent."