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101 Great Computer Programming Quotes

Posted by sebastiandurandeu on March 29, 2008

A really good article at

A quick sample:

  •  “That’s what’s cool about working with computers.  They don’t argue, they remember everything, and they don’t drink all your beer.”
    (Paul Leary)
  • “Never trust a computer you can’t throw out a window.”
    (Steve Wozniak)
  • “It is not about bits, bytes and protocols, but profits, losses and margins.”
    (Lou Gerstner)
  • “Don’t worry if it doesn’t work right.  If everything did, you’d be out of a job.”
    (Mosher’s Law of Software Engineering)
  • “The best thing about a boolean is even if you are wrong, you are only off by a bit.”
  • “C++ : Where friends have access to your private members.”
    (Gavin Russell Baker)
  • “Software is like sex: It’s better when it’s free.”
    (Linus Torvalds)
  • “If McDonalds were run like a software company, one out of every hundred Big Macs would give you food poisoning, and the response would be, ‘We’re sorry, here’s a coupon for two more.’ ”
    (Mark Minasi)
  • “Programming is like sex: one mistake and you’re providing support for a lifetime.”
    (Michael Sinz)
  • “To err is human, but to really foul things up you need a computer.”
    (Paul Ehrlich)

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