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#1871If addiction is judged by how long a dumb animal will sit pressing a lever
to get a "fix" of something, to its own detriment, then I would conclude
that netnews is far more addictive than cocaine.
-- Rob Stampfli
#1872If at first you don't succeed, you must be a programmer.
#1873If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs,
then the first woodpecker to come along would destroy civilization.
#1874If computers take over (which seems to be their natural tendency), it will
serve us right.
-- Alistair Cooke
#1875If God had a beard, he'd be a UNIX programmer.
#1876If God had intended Man to program, we'd be born with serial I/O ports.
#1877If graphics hackers are so smart, why can't they get the bugs out of
fresh paint?
#1878If he once again pushes up his sleeves in order to compute for 3 days
and 3 nights in a row, he will spend a quarter of an hour before to
think which principles of computation shall be most appropriate.
-- Voltaire, "Diatribe du docteur Akakia"
#1879If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the
shoulders of giants.
-- Isaac Newton

In the sciences, we are now uniquely priviledged to sit side by side with
the giants on whose shoulders we stand.
-- Gerald Holton

If I have not seen as far as others, it is because giants were standing on
my shoulders.
-- Hal Abelson

Mathematicians stand on each other's shoulders.
-- Gauss

Mathemeticians stand on each other's shoulders while computer scientists
stand on each other's toes.
-- Richard Hamming

It has been said that physicists stand on one another's shoulders. If
this is the case, then programmers stand on one another's toes, and
software engineers dig each other's graves.
-- Unknown
#1880If I'd known computer science was going to be like this, I'd never have
given up being a rock 'n' roll star.
-- G. Hirst
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