Some computer science and general quotes…

5 de April de 2009 às 2:47 am

“Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.”
E. W. Dijkstra

“You can have the project:
a.) Done On Time
b.) Done On Budget
c.) Done Properly
Pick any 2”
Programmer to boss

“The first 90% of the code accounts for the first 90% of the development time. The remaining 10% of the code accounts for the other 90% of the development time.”
Tom Cargill

“The sooner you get behind in your work, the more time you have to catch up.”

“Some people, when confronted with a problem, think “I know, I’ll use regular expressions.” Now they have two problems”
Jamie Zawinski

“Linux is only free if your time has no value”
Jamie Zawinski

“UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity.”
Dennis Ritchie

“Just don’t create a file called -rf”

“There are two major products that come out of Berkeley: LSD and UNIX. We don’t believe this to be a coincidence.”
Jeremy S. Anderson

“Software is like sex: It’s better when it’s free.”
Linus Torvalds

“recursion: see recursion”

“Programmer: an organism that turns coffee into software”

“Computer science education cannot make anybody an expert programmer any more than studying brushes and pigment can make somebody an expert painter.”
Eric Raymond

“God could create the world in six days because he didn’t have to make it compatible with the previous version”

“Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight.”
Bill Gates

“On the 7th day … God began debugging.”

“It should be noted that no ethically-trained software engineer would ever consent to write a DestroyBaghdad procedure. Basic professional ethics would instead require him to write a DestroyCity procedure, to which Baghdad could be given as a parameter.”
Nathaniel S Borenstein

“Vi is a subset of evil”

“It works on my machine”
anonymous programmer.

“I have always wished for my computer to be as easy to use as my telephone; my wish has come true because I can no longer figure out how to use my telephone”

“I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code”

“The only ‘intuitive’ interface is the nipple. After that it’s all learned.”
Bruce Ediger

“C++: an octopus made by nailing extra legs onto a dog.”
Steve Taylor

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
Arthur Clarke

“My definition of an expert in any field is a person who knows enough about what’s really going on to be scared.”
P. J. Plauger

“Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.”
Pablo Picasso

“For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.”
H L Mencken

“Nothing is more permanent than a temporary solution”
Thomas’ First Law

“Nine people can’t make a baby in a month.”
Fred Brooks

“There are only two industries that refer to their customers as users.”

“There are 10 types of people in the world, those who can read binary, and those who can’t.”

“Most software today is very much like an Egyptian pyramid with millions of bricks piled on top of each other, with no structural integrity, but just done by brute force and thousands of slaves.”
Alan Kay

“There’s only one function to describe women: random();”

“Debugging is like farting – it’s not so bad when it’s your own code.”

“XML is like violence – if it’s not working for you, you’re not using enough of it.”

“The trouble with programmers is that you can never tell what a programmer is doing until it’s too late.”
Seymour Cray

“If you can build it, your users can break it.”

“2B || !2B, that’s FF”

“Love is real, unless declared an integer.”

“The generation of random numbers is too important to be left to chance.”
Robert R. Coveyou, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

“You can stand on the shoulders of giants OR a big enough pile of dwarfs, works either way.”

“Man is the best computer we can put aboard a spacecraft…and the only one that can be mass produced with unskilled labor.”
Wernher von Braun

“Engineering is the art of doing with one dollar what any damn fool can do with two.”

“It takes an intelligent person to build something complex; it takes a genius to build something simple”

“Two strings walk into a bar. One says: “I’d like a beer pleas$$%~¬..3783u
The other string says: “Sorry about my friend, he’s not null-terminated.” “

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