Computer Quote

“Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the universe trying to build bigger and better idiots. So far, the universe is winning.”
– Rick Cook

“Walking on water and developing software from a specification are easy if both are frozen.”
– Edward V Berard

“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.”
– Bjarne Stroustrup

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

“I think Microsoft named .Net so it wouldn’t show up in a Unix directory listing.”
– Oktal

“Sometimes it pays to stay in bed on Monday, rather than spending the rest of the week debugging Monday’s code.”
– Christopher Thompson

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

“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

“Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live.”
– Martin Golding

“There are two ways of constructing a software design. One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies. And the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies.”
– C.A.R. Hoare

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