Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Quote of the Day

......the collapse of the Internet ("chaos of viruses, worms, spam, terrorism and busts by the FBI anti-porn squad") turns bloggers (including me) into crazed San Francisco street-people who shove bits of paper into the faces of passers-by, hoping to interest them with novel tidbits......

from link via boingboing

If a listener nods his head when you're explaining your program, wake him up.
Everyone can be taught to sculpt: Michelangelo would have had to be taught not to. So it is with great programmers.
The use of a program to prove the 4-color theorem will not change mathematics - it merely demonstrates that the theorem, a challenge for a century, is probably not important to mathematics.
the are two ways to write error-free program; only the third one works.
You can measure a programmer's perspective by noting his attitude on the continuing vitality of FORTRAN.
The best book on programming for the layman is "Alice in Wonderland"; by that's because it's the best book on anything for the laymans.
Beware of the Turing tar-pit in which everything is possible but nothing of interest is easy.

Epigrams by Alan Perlis

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