|#1871||If 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
|#1872||If at first you don't succeed, you must be a programmer.|
|#1873||If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs,|
then the first woodpecker to come along would destroy civilization.
|#1874||If computers take over (which seems to be their natural tendency), it will|
serve us right.
-- Alistair Cooke
|#1875||If God had a beard, he'd be a UNIX programmer.|
|#1876||If God had intended Man to program, we'd be born with serial I/O ports.|
|#1877||If graphics hackers are so smart, why can't they get the bugs out of|
|#1878||If 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"
|#1879||If 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
-- Hal Abelson
Mathematicians stand on each other's shoulders.
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.
|#1880||If 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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