|#1631||ASHes to ASHes, DOS to DOS.|
|#1632||Ask not for whom the tolls.|
|#1633||Assembly language experience is [important] for the maturity|
and understanding of how computers work that it provides.
-- D. Gries
|#1634||Asynchronous inputs are at the root of our race problems.|
-- D. Winker and F. Prosser
|#1635||At about 2500 A.D., humankind discovers a computer problem that *must* be|
solved. The only difficulty is that the problem is NP complete and will
take thousands of years even with the latest optical biologic technology
available. The best computer scientists sit down to think up some solution.
In great dismay, one of the C.S. people tells her husband about it. There
is only one solution, he says. Remember physics 103, Modern Physics, general
relativity and all. She replies, "What does that have to do with solving
a computer problem?"
"Remember the twin paradox?"
After a few minutes, she says, "I could put the computer on a very
fast machine and the computer would have just a few minutes to calculate but
that is the exact opposite of what we want... Of course! Leave the
computer here, and accelerate the earth!"
The problem was so important that they did exactly that. When
the earth came back, they were presented with the answer:
IEH032 Error in JOB Control Card.
|#1636||At first sight, the idea of any rules or principles being superimposed on|
the creative mind seems more likely to hinder than to help, but this is
quite untrue in practice. Disciplined thinking focuses inspiration rather
than blinkers it.
-- G.L. Glegg, "The Design of Design"
|#1637||At Group L, Stoffel oversees six first-rate programmers, a managerial|
challenge roughly comparable to herding cats.
-- The Washington Post Magazine, 9 June, 1985
|#1638||At the source of every error which is blamed on the computer you will find|
at least two human errors, including the error of blaming it on the computer.
|#1639||Avoid strange women and temporary variables.|
|#1640||Basic is a high level languish. APL is a high level anguish.|
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