|#1681||COBOL is for morons.|
-- E.W. Dijkstra
|#1682||Cobol programmers are down in the dumps.|
|#1683||Coding is easy; All you do is sit staring at a terminal until the drops|
of blood form on your forehead.
|#1684||Comparing software engineering to classical engineering assumes that software|
has the ability to wear out. Software typically behaves, or it does not. It
either works, or it does not. Software generally does not degrade, abrade,
stretch, twist, or ablate. To treat it as a physical entity, therefore, is
misapplication of our engineering skills. Classical engineering deals with
the characteristics of hardware; software engineering should deal with the
characteristics of *software*, and not with hardware or management.
-- Dan Klein
|#1685||COMPASS [for the CDC-6000 series] is the sort of assembler one expects from|
a corporation whose president codes in octal.
-- J.N. Gray
|#1686||... computer hardware progress is so fast. No other technology since|
civilization began has seen six orders of magnitude in performance-price
gain in 30 years.
-- Fred Brooks
|#1687||Computer programmers do it byte by byte.|
|#1688||Computer programmers never die, they just get lost in the processing.|
|#1689||Computer programs expand so as to fill the core available.|
|#1690||Computer Science is merely the post-Turing decline in formal systems theory.|
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