|#3586||"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists|
in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on
the unreasonable man."
-- George Bernard Shaw
|#3587||"We want to create puppets that pull their own strings."|
-- Ann Marion
"Would this make them Marionettes?"
-- Jeff Daiell
|#3588||On the subject of C program indentation:|
"In My Egotistical Opinion, most people's C programs should be indented
six feet downward and covered with dirt."
-- Blair P. Houghton
|#3589||There was, it appeared, a mysterious rite of initiation through which, in|
one way or another, almost every member of the team passed. The term that
the old hands used for this rite -- West invented the term, not the practice --
was `signing up.' By signing up for the project you agreed to do whatever
was necessary for success. You agreed to forsake, if necessary, family,
hobbies, and friends -- if you had any of these left (and you might not, if
you had signed up too many times before).
-- Tracy Kidder, _The Soul of a New Machine_
|#3590||"By the time they had diminished from 50 to 8, the other dwarves began|
to suspect "Hungry."
-- a Larson cartoon
|#3591||"But don't you see, the color of wine in a crystal glass can be spiritual.|
The look in a face, the music of a violin. A Paris theater can be infused
with the spiritual for all its solidity."
-- Lestat, _The Vampire Lestat_, Anne Rice
|#3592||"Love your country but never trust its government."|
-- from a hand-painted road sign in central Pennsylvania
|#3593|| I bought the latest computer;|
it came fully loaded.
It was guaranteed for 90 days,
but in 30 was outmoded!
- The Wall Street Journal passed along by Big Red Computer's SCARLETT
|#3594||To update Voltaire, "I may kill all msgs from you, but I'll fight for |
your right to post it, and I'll let it reside on my disks".
-- Doug Thompson (doug@isishq.FIDONET.ORG)
|#3595||"Though a program be but three lines long,|
someday it will have to be maintained."
-- The Tao of Programming
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