Some of my favorite quotes relating to computer science:
Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live.
- Rick Osborne
Perl – The only language that looks the same before and after RSA encryption.
- Keith Bostic
Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.
- Rich Cook
It is practically impossible to teach good programming style to students that have had prior exposure to BASIC. As potential programmers, they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration.
- E. W. Dijkstra
The trouble with programmers is that you can never tell what a programmer is doing until it’s too late. - -- Seymour Cray
Talk is cheap. Show me the code.
- Linus Torvalds
Software is a gas; it expands to fill its container.
– Nathan Myhrvold
In the future, computers may weigh no more than 1.5 tonnes.
– Popular mechanics, 1949
Python's a drop-in replacement for BASIC in the sense that Optimus Prime is a drop-in replacement for a truck.Any really good ones that I am missing?
- Cory Dodt