How do you expect to succeed if you do not know the rules? - Anonymous
Any fool can write code that a computer can understand.
Good programmers write code that humans can understand. - Martin Fowler
People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware - Alan Kay
The best way to predict the future is to invent it - Alan Kay
A change in perspective is worth 80 IQ points - Alan Kay
Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively ― Dalai Lama XIV
Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist ― Pablo Picasso
A language that doesn't affect the way you think about programming is
not worth knowing.
- Unix Fortune
There ain't no rules around here. We are trying to accomplish something.
- Thomas Edison
College is a waystation - the last convenience store on the road to life-long responsibility.
- Dennis Miller
When in doubt, do something.
- Harry Chapin
"It's got to be the going not the getting there that's good."
- "Greyhound," Heads and Tails (Hary Chapin)
A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest
- John Ciardi
What is a university/college when the students lose interest?
"Not only is this incomprehensible, but the ink is ugly and the paper
is from the wrong kind of tree."
-- Professor W.
'Martyrdom' is the only way a person can become famous without ability.
-- George Bernard Shaw
The three principal virtues of a programmer are Laziness, Impatience,
and Hubris. See the Camel Book for why.
-- perldoc perl
Programming is the art of thinking really hard about how to avoid having to think really hard.