Computer Quotes page 10

Chaos often breeds life, while order breeds habit.
It is a cliche in our business that the first 90 percent of the work is easy, the second 90 percent wears you down, and the last 90 percent - the attention to detail - makes a good product.
Ron Avitzur, Apple Programmer
I've always wanted to be able to teach Clippy what was annoying by slapping him around with the mouse cursor, just like those animals in Black & White.
Consulting: If You're Not Part of the Solution, There's Good Money to Be Made Prolonging the Problem
Despair Inc
wisdom Surely democracy is just a way of saying "There are more of us, therefore you must do what we say". A majority vote is not often 51%, because there are normally more than two options. So then it is not 51% of the population who have it their way. Rather more than this do not get their way...makes you think that dicators have the right idea: At least they get they know they get their way.
Patrick Burn
A peach is a peach a plum is a plum a kiss isn't a kiss without some tongue.
The three principle virtues of a programmer are Laziness, Impatience, and Hubris.
Larry Wall
Stroustrup ran to the head monk, exclaiming, "Master! I have added object-orientation to the C programming language! I have been enlightened!" to which the head monk responded by hitting him on the head with a stick.
The question of whether computers can think is like the question of whether submarines can swim.
Edsger Dijkstra
My favourite oxymoron: Microsoft Works.
All too often, customers and managers don't know what they want until they don't get it
Hitchhiker's Guide to Visual Studio and SQL Server
Power optimization is circumstance dependent and it is the electronic correlate of human selfishness.
Aubrey Charasz

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